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St Leonard's District Photos

Photo 4

South Richmond Street

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1920s

St Leonard's District -  1920s

©   Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

 

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    St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

 

St Leonard's District  -  1920s

Collection of Photos

There are adverts for these products on the shops in this photo.  But I don't see any shop names, so I cannot say which street this is.

Adverts:

- "Nugget Boot Polish"

-  "Rinso"

-  "Lyons Cocoa"

-  "Brooke Bond Tea"

-  "Lyons Jelly Crystals"

-  "Fry's Milk Chocolate"

-  "HP Sauce"

-  "Hudson's Soap"

-  "Rinso"

Most of these products are still sold today, in 2008

Collection of Photos

The image  above is taken from a collection of whole-plate negatives.  The photos were probably taken around the 1920s. 

If you recognise this street, please email me.

Thank you.    Peter Stubbs: July 4, 2008

 

Reply 1

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland who wrote:

St Leonard's Photos

"I find all the St Leonards photos fascinating – they give a powerful insight into what life must have been like in the area since the buildings were put up in the early 1800s.

Are there any more photos in this collection?"

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  July 10,  2008

Sorry Bryan, there are no more photos in this collection, but I have copies of more St Leonard's photos of this period from another collection.  I don't know when I'll find time to add them to the web site.

South Richmond Street?

"The photo at the top of this page is different from all the others in that it has four storeys above the ground floor – not to mention a few loft conversions.  Looking at the height of the roof tops in photo 22, it might be the east side of South Richmond Street – as there are only three storeys on the West side.

"We might get a better idea if you could decipher house numbers from your copies.  We know South Richmond Street went up to 38 on the even side."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  July 10,  2008

There is another photo of the east side of South Richmond Street  -  Photo 7.  The building on the extreme left of Photo 7 look asif they might be about the right height.

I've looked again at the scan that I made from the original negative, but can find no shop names or numbers on the buildings.

Peter Stubbs:  July 11, 2008

 

Reply 2

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland who wrote again saying:

South Richmond Street?

"We might be right about photo 4 being the east side of South Richmond Street.

 If you look at the extreme left of photo 6, you can see the end of a four storey building.

Photo 6

   St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

 If that’s the case, my great grandmother grew up  in a house in this stretch, and lived there when she married.

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  July 11,  2008

 

Reply 3

Thank you to John Hadden, Edinburgh, who wrote about this photo.  Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge the picture and see the details that John refers to below.

John wrote:

South Richmond Street?

"To support what Bryan Gourlay said about photo 4, the 1890s Ordnance Survey plan shows a row of four blocks on the East side of South Richmond Street. There is a passage through between the middle two blocks.

Photo 4

      St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

1. We can see a passage in this photo, so that would suggest that the first of the above four blocks is barely visible at the left of the photo and we are seeing about a third of the fourth block at the right of the photo.

2. According to the Ordnance Survey plan, the right half of the third block is set slightly proud of the rest of that block and there is a lamp post on the pavement at that point. It looks like those features also match with the photo.

Lamp Post

I think that the lamp post positions on this plan will still be relevant in 1927, as the Ordnance Survey plan also shows another lamp post in the street - the one that is visible in Photos 2 and 7.

Photo 2

    St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

Photo 7

    St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

I think that the lamp post positions on this plan will still be relevant in 1927, as the Ordnance Survey plan also shows another lamp post in the street - the one that is visible in Photos 2 and 7.

Also, it is probably the end of the fourth of these blocks that is visible at the left edge of photo 7.

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  July 11,  2008

 

1891 Map

South Richmond Street can be found at the upper-left corner of the St Leonard's map below

 

 

South Side

1891 Map

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