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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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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks