St Leonard's District Photos

Photo 21

Simon Square
and Gibb's Entry

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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

Simon Square and Gibb's Entry

This photo looks NW towards the shop on the corner of Gibb's Entry and Simon Street.   Davy Street can be seen in the background.

Note the large triangular advert for Hudson's Soap 'for the people', on the wall of Gibb's Entry and the Sale Room at the southern end of Simon Square. 

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Here is another view, taken from further back, also looking to the north along Simon Square:

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. 

 

Reply 1

Gibb's Entry

I originally gave the wrong name of the small lane in this photo.  So, thank you to Bryan Gourlay for telling me the correct name.

Bryan wrote:

"In the immediate left of Photo 21 of Simon Square, beside the Hudsonís Soap sign, you can just see the beginning of the narrow lane, Gibb's Entry, which goes through to Nicolson Street.  My great grandfather grew up with his grandparents in  Gibb's Entry

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  July 7, 2007

 

Reply 2

Gibb's Entry and Simon Square

2008

Here is a view of the corner of Gibb's Entry and Simon Square, taken in July 2008:

The corner of Gibb's Entry and Simon Square  -  July 2008 ©

Peter Stubbs,  July 10, 2008

 

Reply 3

Gibb's Entry from Gilmour Street

2005

Thank you to Bryan  Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, for sending me the photograph below, looking west towards Gibb's Entry from Gilmour Street.

Please click on the thumbnail image below to read Bryan's comments

©

Peter Stubbs,  July 11, 2008

 

1891 Map

Simon Square and Gibb's Entry can be found on the extreme-right of the South Side map below, about 2/3 of the way down the map.

 

 

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