Shooting Competition

Probably somewhere around Edinburgh

Where is it?

 Shooting Competition  -  Where and when?

A shooting competition, probably somewhere around Edinburgh.  Where is it?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to June Scott, Bonaly, Edinburgh

 

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   A shooting competition, probably somewhere around Edinburgh.  Where is it?

 

Shooting Competition

Thank you to June Scott for providing the photograph of the shooting competition above. 

This photo comes  from the Wood family collection.

The Wood Family at their home, 24 Craighall Crescent, Newhaven

James Wood, owner of Wood's Garage, Craighall Road, Edinburgh from 1929 until around 1964, was keen on fishing and shooting, so may well have been involved in this competition.

Judging by the cars in the background, I would estimate the date of the photograph to be around the 1950s.

 

Question

Do you recognise the location of the photograph at the top of this page, or the occasion?  If so, please e-mail me and let me know.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs:  October 20, 2006

Reply

Thank you to George T Smith, British Columbia, Canada who sent the following comments about the cars in the background of this picture:

The Cars

"They appear to be fifties/sixties cars.  The nearest car looks like a Riley Pathfinder (or its Wolesley look-a-like), then the van a  possible Austin, two I cannot  identify then what looks like a Riley 2.5 litre (the 1.5 had the same  body).

The car at right-back looks a bit big for a Popular but there was no other in the Ford family that looked so upright -  except the Pilot?

Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane. I used to pine for a  Pathfinder."

George T Smith, Nanaimo Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada:  October 21, 2006

 

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