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Leith

Which school was this?

This photo was  probably taken between 1930 and 1947

Which School was this?

This photo has been captioned;  'Board School, Leith'

Photo titled 'Board School, Leith', taken probably between 1930 and 1947.  Which school was this?  Where was it?   Is it still standing?
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Susan Varga, Edinburgh

 

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   Photo titled 'Board School, Leith', taken probably between 1930 and 1947.  Which school was this?  Where was it?   Is it still standing?

 

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Susan Varga

Edinburgh

Thank you to Susan Varga who wrote:

Ruberoid Outing

"The photo was probably taken some time between 1930 and 1947.  The photo has been captioned 'Board School, Leith'.

-  Which school was this?

-  Where was it?

-  Is it still standing?"

Susan Varga, Edinburgh:  April 23 + 24, 2014

Reply to Susan?

If you have any information about this photo, please email me, then I'll pass on Susan Varga's email address to you..  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  April 25, 2014

 

Reply

1.

Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

I asked Frank Ferri if he recognised this photo.

In the past, Frank has come up with lots of information about Leith, but this time he tells me that the photo has got him stumped.

Frank wrote.

Leith School

      Photo titled 'Board School, Leith', taken probably between 1930 and 1947.  Which school was this?  Where was it?   Is it still standing?

Which School was this?

"This photo has got me stumped.  Considering that it was still in use right up to 1947 **, you'd think someone would remember.

It looks like the picture was taken from a wide junction. Faintly, I see a church steeple to the left, and is that tram lines running across front of building

Historically the only other Leith school that I'm aware of was St John's on corner of Grt Junction St and Cables Wynd, now TESCO mini store

Try 'Spirit of Leithers' Facebook page

You could try publishing the photo on the Spirit of Leithers site, to see if you get better luck there.

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  April 26, 2014

Date of the Photo

** In fact, the message that I got from Susan Varga with this photo was that she believes that it would probably have been taken some time between 1930 and 1947, so the school may not have been in use right up to 1947.

I've now contacted Susan again, asking if she can tell me anything more about this photo - in particular, why she believes that it was probably taken some time between 1930 and 1947.

Unfortunately, I'm not able to follow up Frank Ferri's suggestion about posting the question on the 'Spirit of Leithers' facebook page because I'm not currently using Facebook.  (I used it for a while, but found that it was taking up too much of my time!)

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  April 27, 2014

 

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2.

Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

Thank you to Frank Ferri for writing again.

Frank wrote:

Leith School

      Photo titled 'Board School, Leith', taken probably between 1930 and 1947.  Which school was this?  Where was it?   Is it still standing?

Tram Cables

"There is faint evidence of overhead cables, supporting the tramline theory.  But why only a single track?  Might it have been a terminus of sorts?"

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  April 27 2014

 

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3.

Donald Grant

Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland

Donald Grant wrote:

Leith School

      Photo titled 'Board School, Leith', taken probably between 1930 and 1947.  Which school was this?  Where was it?   Is it still standing?

Tram Cables

"This has got me stumped.

However, looking at the photo it is clear to see two tram cables in evidence.  Each track utilised one single cable and the fact there are two visible suggests it is a double track not a single.

Looking at  the causeway setts also suggests there may be two lines in the roadway.

There is indeed a church spire visible over the roof at the left side of the building."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  April 27 2014

 

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4.

Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

and

Fraser Parkinson

Thank you to Frank Ferri for writing again.  Frank has now sent three emails on this topic from Frank in two days!

Frank wrote.

Leith Boarding School

      Photo titled 'Board School, Leith', taken probably between 1930 and 1947.  Which school was this?  Where was it?   Is it still standing?

"Here is Frank Parkinson's response on the 'Spirit of Leithers' web site."

Leith Boarding School

"Yes - This is the building that stood on the site of the Leith Academy that was built in the early-1930s. It was described in the late 1800s as John Watts Hospital for aged poor.

The John Watt Hospital was opened in 1862. It was opened in the interests of welfare of men and women in destitute circumstances. It stood at the SW corner of the Leith Links."

Fraser Parkinson:  April 28+29, 2014

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  April 28, 2014

 

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5.

John J Hadden

Edinburgh

Thank you to John J Hadden who wrote.

Leith Boarding School

      Photo titled 'Board School, Leith', taken probably between 1930 and 1947.  Which school was this?  Where was it?   Is it still standing?

"There's a reference to 'board school' on  this page of the Edinphoto web site.

You also mention that "The other school near the south-west corner of Leith Links, marked 'Board School' on this map became Leith Academy Secondary School."

On the NLS website, there's a more detailed map here. I think this shows a good match for the building, fence and gates in the photo.

So the answers to the question is that the building in the photo above was at the SW corner of Leith LInks, and that it was replaced by Leith Academy in 1931."

John J Hadden, Edinburgh:  April 28, 2014

  

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6.

Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

and

Fraser Parkinson

NLS map

Thank you:

-  to Frank Ferri for sending me an extract from the same NLS map as appears in the link in John J Hadden's Reply 5 above, and

-  to Fraser Parkinson for telling Frank Ferri about this map.

Acknowledgement:  Frank Ferri + Fraser Parkinson, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  April 28, 2014

 

Leith

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

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