St Leonard's District Photos

Photo 12

East Crosscauseway


St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh


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East Crosscauseway

This view looks at an interesting mix of shops and businesses on the south side of East Crosscauseway.

- The name above the door of No 45 is 'D Grant, Meter Works'.  The 1930-31 edition of the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory gives lists 'D Grant & Co' as being at 45 East Crosscauseway.

-  The archway on on the right of the photo leads to Cowan's Close where Hope Cottage Child Garden was based.  There is 'Hope Cottage Child Garden' notice above the archway.  There is still a nursery school in Cowan's Close: 'Hope Cottage Nursery School'.

-  Also above the archway there is a sign for Cowan Close.  The sign can just about be deciphered on the original negative.

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Collection of Photos

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


Date of the Photo

Thank you to Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh for looking at the newspaper headlines on display and discovering when this photo was taken.

Bib wrote

Newspaper Headlines

"This photo was taken on Monday August 31, 1927.   That's the date that the Edinburgh Evening News had the headline:


The Scotsman for Sunday August 30, 1927 had the headline:


The Sunday papers are also shown.  The Edinburgh Evening News not published on Sundays.

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  July 8, 2008


1891 Maps

East Crosscauseway can be found in the lower-right corner of the South Side map and towards the upper-left corner of the St Leonard's map below



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