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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

 

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   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

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

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.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks