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Where is It?

Late-1970s

Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s

©  Mark Harris, London, England                                                                  Photograph taken late-1970s

 

Where is It?

Late-1970s Photos

Thank you to Mark Harris for allowing me to reproduce this photo.  This is one of many black and white photos that Mark took in Edinburgh in the late-1970s.

Question

Does anybody recognise this street scene?

-  The main building is John Morris Licenced Betting Office.  I can see the sign with the street name on the corner of this building, but I'm not able to read it.

-  There is also a Police Box with a siren on top in the lower-left corner of this photo.  I've taken photos of all the police boxes in Edinburgh and I don't recognise this one, so it may have been removed since this photo was taken. **

 Please email me if you recognise this location.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 29, 2013

** Update

Maybe I do recognise the police box now.  See my comments at the end of Reply 4 below.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 30, 2013

Reply

1.

Miles Cumming

Edinburgh

Replies Received

Late yesterday evening, I added 8 of Mark Harris' black and white photos of Edinburgh, all taken in the late-1970s, to the EdinPhoto web site.

Where is it?  -  Fireplace Shop  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©      Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

 For the two photo above, I asked:

"Where is it?"

Thank you to everybody who has sent replies to me over the past 24 hours.

There has been a remarkable agreement between almost all the messages sent to me.   (All were sent independently, and I'm only adding them to the web site now, so people have not had the opportunity to read each others' replies before sending in their own messages to me.)

Less than an hour after I added this photo to the web site, Miles Cumming wrote:

Goldberg's

    Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"Could that be the apex of the Goldberg car park?"

Miles Cumming, Edinburgh:  June 30, 2013

 

Reply

2.

Mark Harris

London, England

Mark Harris, who sent the 8 photos from the late-1970s to me wrote:

Leith Walk

    Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"I think this photo of Morris's Licensed Betting Office was taken somewhere close to Leith Walk. "

Mark Harris, London, England:  June 30, 2013

Hi Mark.  In fact, a lot of evidence seems to have built up that this photo was in fact taken near Goldbergs at High Riggs, Tollcross, Edinburgh.

 

Reply

3.

Lilias Dunn (née Angus)

Edinburgh

Lilias Dunn wrote:

Goldberg's

    Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"I think this photo might have been taken where Goldbergs was."

Lilias Dunn, Edinburgh:  June 30, 2013

 

Reply

4.

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay who wrote:

Goldberg's

    Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"Could the police box be just outside the bottom (south side) of Goldberg's car park?  This would make the betting office near to where High Riggs met Lauriston Place at Tollcross.

I parked many times in Goldberg's car park which was a sort of triangular shape and had this type of railings which you can also see on the photo below":

Goldberg's store, Tollcross  -  late-1970s ©

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  June 30, 2013

Hi Bryan:

Thanks for your comments.  In fact there is still a police box at about the position you mention at High Riggs.  Here are three photos of it that I took in 2008.

Police Box in the new developments at Tollcross, Edinburgh ©      ©      Police Box in the new developments at Tollcross, Edinburgh ©

The landscape surrounding the police box completely changed over the 30 years to 3008!

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 30, 2013

 

Reply

5.

Sandy Cameron

Edinburgh

Thank you to Sandy Cameron who wrote:

Goldberg's

    Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©     

Goldberg's store, Tollcross  -  late-1970s ©

"These two views are both of the same street.  The chains and posts in the foreground are the same.  It's the High Riggs"

Sandy Cameron, Edinburgh:  June 30, 2013

 

Reply

6.

Terry Cox

Fairmilehead, Edinburgh

Thank you to Terry Cox who wrote:

Goldberg's

    Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"This is another one that I recognise.  The location is at the foot of Lauriston Place, at the corner of High Riggs and Riego Street.  The betting shop is on the corner of Riego Street.

Terry Cox, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh:  June 30, 2013

 

Reply

7.

John Gray

Stenhouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Gray who wrote:

Goldberg's

    Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"The location of the betting shop:  could it be at the bottom of High Riggs where Goldbergs was sited."

John Gray, Stenhouse, Edinburgh:  June 30, 2013

 

Reply

8.

Graham Ferguson

Saudi Arabia

Graham Ferguson wrote:

Goldberg's

       Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"A wild guess, but it looks like the apex of Goldberg's car park. All I can say is that it's a one-way street!  There is still a police box in that area but the area has been seriously redeveloped.

It's frustrating that we can't read the street name. Maybe the owner of the original photo can read it."

Graham Ferguson, Saudi Arabia:  June 30, 2013

Reply

9.

MJ Thom

MJ Thom wrote:

Goldberg's

       Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"This looks like the far end of Goldberg's car park.  I don't remember the bookies, but there was a police box there which survived the rebuilding of the area.  I don't know if it's still there though." 
(Yes it is.  -  Peter Stubbs)

MJ Thom:  June 30, 2013

Reply

10.

Phil Anderson

Phil Anderson wrote:

Goldberg's

       Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"I'm pretty sure that this picture is of High Riggs, just down from where Goldbergs used to be.  The picture had  been taken from Lauriston Place.  I think the police box may still be there."

Phil Anderson:  June 30, 2013

Reply

11.

Thomas Simpson

Colinton, Edinburgh

Thomas Simpson wrote:

St Leonard's?

    Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"Could this shop be at St Leonards?"

Thomas Simpson, Colinton, Edinburgh:  July 1, 2013

Hi Thomas:

High Riggs, Tollcross

Thanks for your comments.  However, there seems to me to be strong evidence from 'Replies 1 to 10' above that this photo would have been taken at High Riggs, Tollcross - the site where Goldberg's store once stood.

Peter Stubbs:  July 2, 2013

 

Reply

12.

Mark Harris

London, England

Thank you to Mark Harris (who sent me the original 8 photos of Edinburgh, taken in the late-1970s) for writing again.

Mark wrote:

High Riggs

    Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

"Thanks Peter, for adding Replies 1 to 10 above.  I can now read the street name on my photo.  It says 'High Riggs'  so everyone (apart from me) was correct!"

Mark Harris, London, England:  June 30, 2013

 

Reply

13.

Terry Cox

Fairmilehead, Edinburgh

Thank you to Terry Cox for confirming the location, as identified by many of the contributors in Recollections 1 to 10 (above).

However, Terry wrote:

High Riggs

       Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©      Goldberg's store, Tollcross  -  late-1970s ©

"In answer to your queries about the Licenced Betting Office and Goldbergs photos, these are actually both pictures of the same street, as you will notice that the poles and chains in the foreground are the same. It's the High Riggs.

The betting shop is on the corner of Reigo Street. The sheds that you wanted to know about are the back of the SMT garage. The main entrance to the garage was in East Foluntainbridge, but there was a large entrance in Reigo Street, as well as these opposite Goldbergs.

Incidentally, the last shop before the back entrance to the SMT garage was Knowles paper shop, where my mother got her papers, and where I often went for sweets when I was a lad.

I'm sure lots of others will spot this as well."

Terry Cox, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh:  December 18, 2013

 

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