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John H Lunn

Removers and Storers

Photo 1

Removal Vans  -  1920s?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Blackwood, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Photo 2

Removal Vans  -  1930s?

Lunn's Removal Vans  -1930s?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Blackwood, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Photo 3

Lunn's Removal Van in Princes Street

Photo taken from a Lunn's Pamphlet, probably around 1930s

John H Lunn Removal Van parked in Princes Street in front of the Royal Scots Greys Memoril  -  Photo taken from a Lunn pamphlet, probably around 1930s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Moira Stewart

Photo 4

Lunn's Staff, photographed in front of one of their Removal Vans

Photo taken from a Lunn's Pamphlet, probably around 1930s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Moira Stewart

Photo 5

Retirement Presentation to Lunn's Managing Director, Alex Blackwood.

This photo was probably taken in the mid-1970s.  John Blackwood, nephew of Alex tells me that Alex died in 1979

Retirement Presentation to Managing Director of Lunns, John Blackwood  -  Around the mid-1970s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Blackwood, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland  April 4, 2014

 

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    Lunn's Removal Vans  -1920s?

 

Comment

1.

John Blackwood

Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to John  Blackwood who wrote:

John H Lunn

"Here are two pics of Lunn's removal vans .

John H Lunn became part of the Bishop's Move group around the late-1930's.

My uncle Alex Blackwood was the managing director and my father, Lawrence Blackwood, was an estimator for the firm."

John Blackwood, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland:  February 20, 2013

 

Comment

2.

John Blackwood

Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to John  Blackwood for writing again about the photos at the top of this page that he sent earlier this year.

John now writes:

Questions

"1. Does anyone recognise any of the people in these two photos of Lunn's removal vans?

2.  What make are the vehicles are in these two photos?"

    Lunn's Removal Vans  -1920s?                 Lunn's Removal Vans  -1930s?

John Blackwood, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland:  October 30, 2013

Bedfords

The badges on the radiators of the two vehicles in the second photo show that they are Bedford vans.  I don't know the years or the models, but no doubt somebody else will be able to come up with more information about them.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  November 3, 2013

 

Comment

3.

Moira Stewart

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Thank you to Moira Stewart who wrote:

Reply

    Lunn's Removal Vans  -1930s?

1930s Photo

"One of the men in this 1930s photo is James Cox, my grand-father.  He is the man on the left with sleeves rolled up."

Moira Stewart, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada:  April 4, 2014

 

Comment

4.

Moira Stewart

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Thank you to Moira Stewart for writing again, sending me two more photos of Lunn's  -  photos 3 and 4 above.

Moira wrote:

More Photos

John H Lunn Removal Van parked in Princes Street in front of the Royal Scots Greys Memoril  -  Photo taken from a Lunn pamphlet, probably around 1930s      

Advertising Pamphlet

"These two photos come from an old advertising pamphlet for Lunn's Removals.

This pamphlet was printed and produced by John Swain 89-92 Shoe Lane, London EC4.  Looking at the backgrounds and the sketches in it, I would say that it was probably produced in the 1930s."

Moira Stewart, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: April 7, 2014

 

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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.

 

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

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