Who?  When?  Where?

Answer:  Probably on the Union Canal, at or near Merchiston, Edinburgh

A ladies' crew, probably on the Union Canal at or near Merchiston

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stirling, Currie, Edinburgh:  November 6, 2009                            Photographer not known


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   A ladies' crew, probably on the Union Canal at or near Merchiston



Old Photo

Thank you to John Stirling for allowing me to reproduce this photo.  The photo is taken from a collection of glass plates that John rescued from being destroyed in 1974.  The photographer is not known.

Some of the other photos from this series are known to have been taken between about 1910 and 1920.

Union Canal, Merchiston

I think it's very likely that this photo would have been taken on the Union Canal, in Edinburgh.  Looking at the housing in the background, I believe it may have been taken somewhere around Merchiston, about 1 mile SW of the canal basin at Fountainbridge, now Edinburgh Quay

Here is another photo from the same period.  This one was taken at the Edinburgh University Boat Club's boathouse at Meggetland, about 1 1/4 miles from the canal basin at Fountainbridge.

Rowing on the Union Canal beside the Edinburgh University Boat Club boathouse at Meggetland, Edinburgh


Where is it?

Around Edinburgh