Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Pageant

Edinburgh Corporation Transport Vehicles

What are these Vehicles?

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Procession  -  What are these vehicles, and when might the photo have been taken?

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

 

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   Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Procession  -  What are these vehicles, and when might the photo have been taken?

 

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Pageant

Edinburgh Corporation Transport Vehicles

Questions

What are these Vehicles?

This photo comes from a collection of glass plate negatives that were held by Edinburgh Corporation Transport Department.  Most of the other photos in this collection are of trams.

Decorated Trams  -  Waverley Market  -  Raf Exhibition

What is know about the vehicles in the photo at the top of this page?  To me, they look rather like the sort of vehicle that I used to make out ot Meccano!

Where and when might the photo have been taken?

I beleive that the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Carnival used to be an annual event.  I have seen other photos taken at parade in 1927

A Newhaven Float in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Pageant  -  1927

and at the Hospital Charities Parade in 1922.  But when might the photo at the top of this page have been taken?

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 26, 2012

Reply

1.

John Dickson

Royston, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Dickson who wrote:

Where  might the photo have been taken?

"I always thought this photo was taken in Holyrood Road.

In the photo there seem to be two gas containers with a small building on the right hand side."

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 26, 2012

Gas Containers

The two gas containers mentioned by John can be seen close to the right-hand side of this map, halfway down the map. 

Please click on this thumbnail image to enlarge it:

Central Edinburgh -  1925

    Edinburgh and Leith map, 1925  -  Central Edinburgh section

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 26, 2012

Reply

2.

Graham Carlin

Edinburgh

Thank you to Graham Carlin who wrote:

What are these Vehicles?

"Check out Alan Brotchie's book 'Wheels around Edinburgh'. This picture is in it.

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Procession  -  What are these vehicles, and when might the photo have been taken?

The vehicles were known as 'three-wheeled tructractors', or dumper-trucks as we would know them."

Where  might the photo have been taken?

"The picture was taken in the Queens Park just past Holyrood and Lochview Court, where Dynamic earth is now."

Graham Carlin, Edinburgh:  February 26, 2012

Comment

Where  might the photo have been taken?

Both John Dickson and Graham Carlin identified the same two gas containers in the background of this photo.

-  John assumed that the the photo had been taken, looking to the SE from Holyrood Road.

-   Graham identifies it as having been taken, looking to the NW from Queen's Drive in Holyrood Park.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 26, 2012

 

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