Photography in Edinburgh by Robert Blomfield

Where is it?

ANSWER:  Portgower Place

Photo

5.

Man in a shed on a trailer at Stockbridge  -  1965

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1965  -  Where is it?

© Robert Blomfield                                                              Photo taken 1965

 

Photography in Edinburgh by Robert Blomfield

Photo 5

Where is it?

This is one of a large collection of photos taken by Robert Blomfield  in Edinburgh between 1956 and 1967.  Robert's brother, John is in the process of scanning and cataloguing the photos.

He'd like to discover where this photo was taken.  If you recognise the location, please email me, then I'll pass on the news to John.

Thank you

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 16, 2013

 

Reply

1.

Alan Wilson

Trinity, Edinburgh

Thank you to Alan Wilson who wrote:

Portgower Place

     Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

"This photo of the man in the shed at Stockbridge looks like it could have been taken in Portgower Place which runs between Edinburgh Academicals Rugby Club and The Grange Cricket Club."

Alan Wilson, Trinity, Edinburgh:  March 18, 2013

 

Reply

2.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Dodds who replied, identifying the street as the same one as Alan Wilson refers to in 'Reply 1' above.

Allan  wrote

The Road to Inverleith Pond

     Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

"This photo looks as if it may have been taken along the road that leads from Stockbridge/Comely Bank to Inverleith Pond. I can't recall its name, I'm afraid."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  March 18, 2013

 

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3.

Ian Young

Hawick, Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Ian Young who wrote:

Portgower Place

     Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

"Re the workman in a trailer photo, I am convinced that this  'Workman in a Trailer' photo would have been taken in Portgower Place, looking towards Inverleith Park.

The wall on the Accies side is a perfect match but the wall on the Grange side is putting me off (I canít remember it not being there.)

The tree lines on both side in the background also look perfect. I have attached Google Streetview image."

Ian Young, Hawick, Borders, Scotland:  March 22, 2013

Two Photos

Ian also sent me a recent Google Streetview image of Portgower Place, which I have reproduced as 'Photo 5a' immediately after a copy of the 1965 photo below.

Despite Ian being puzzled by the wall on the Grange side of the street, I see walls on both sides of the street in the 1965 photo, and feel that they may well match the two walls in the Google photo.

The wall on the right - the Grange side of the street - in the early photo appears to be partially hidden possibly by materials for the building works or roadworks.

Photo

5.

1965

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1965  -  Where is it?

© Robert Blomfield                                                              Photo taken 1965

Photo

5a.

2013

Portgower Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh  -  Google Streetview, 2013

© Google Earth, with acknowledgement to Ian Young, Hawick, Borders, Scotland for providing a copy of the photo.

 

 

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