Looking down on the basaltic rock built into the wall of

The Peacock Inn

Newhaven

 2008

Basaltic Rock at the Peacock Inn, Newhaven

 Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                          Photo taken:  March 8, 2008

 

Enlarge this picture

   Basaltic Rock at the Peacock Inn, Newhaven

 

Recollections

1.

Background

Peacock Inn

The building on the right in this picture is now occupied as private flats, but it used to be the eastern end of the Peacock Inn at Newhaven, Edinburgh.   The remainder of the inn has survived and is still in business today, but cannot be seen in this picture as it is hidden behind the former eastern end of the inn.

The Old Entrance

The entrance to the inn used to be at the SE corner of the inn, facing to the south,  where the grey wall is in the picture above.

Here is how it looked around the 1920s:

Peacock Inn, Newhaven, Edinburgh, 1920s

The Sea Wall

The sea wall, defending the Peacock Inn from the Firth of Forth was beside the inn at the far end of the small lane on the right of the picture.

Basaltic Rock

There was a large basaltic rock embedded in one of the walls of the inn.  This was used by the local children as a slide.

This rock can still be found.   It's now enclosed within a garden fence.  It is in the centre of this picture.  Please click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge them and get a better view of the basaltic rock:

Basaltic Rock at the Peacock Inn, Newhaven

Basaltic Rock at the Peacock Inn, Newhaven

 

 

Recollections

2.

Roy Cummings

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to Roy Cummings for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guest book.

Roy wrote about:

-  the shops in New Street (here)

-  the Peacock Inn (below):

Newhaven Road

"I was born in 252 Newhaven Road and could see the Peacock Inn from my window.  My wife, Isabel Smith, was raised in 255 Newhaven Road.

Peacock Inn

What you see in the picture is certainly what used to be the Peacock Inn's main entrance.  It is now painted gray

   Basaltic Rock at the Peacock Inn, Newhaven

A passageway ran along the back of the hotel to what is now the Peacock Inn.

The houses at the left of the hotel were houses then.  A friend, Jim Hunter, lived in one of them. All the empty beer and liquor bottles were kept at the back near his front door.

I too took many slides down the black rock, close to the entrance."

Basaltic Rock at the Peacock Inn, Newhaven

 

Roy Cummings, Burlington, Ontario, Canada:  May 12, 2009

 

 

Newhaven

Index Page

Newhaven
Old Photos

Newhaven
Postcards

Newhaven
Other Pages

Fishermen

Fishmarket

Fishwives

Harbour

Streets

Fishermen

Fishmarket

Fishwives

Streets

Aerial View

Calotype Photos

Cartes de Visite

Engravings

Maps

Recent Paintings

Recent Photos

 

Social History

Around Edinburgh

 

 

Recollections  -  More Pages

Recollections  -   Contributors

 

__________________