Photos hanging on the
The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith
Boys' Brigade and Old Car
Who? When? Where? What make
Answer: Gillespie Place
Copyright: Peter Stubbs
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alastair Chalmers, BB,
Thank you to Neil Lawrence
for sending me a reply, just a few hours after I added this picture to the
Boys' Brigade - Old Car
"The photo of the Boys'
Brigade and Old Car was taken in front of the
Barclay Church. The shops in the
background are Gillespie Place, No 8 being
Archibald Thomson, Stationer, as per the 1901
Edinburgh Post Office Directory."
Neil Lawrence, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh:
November 2, 2010
Thank you to Bozi Mohacek
for his help in identifying the model of car in this photo.
Boys' Brigade - Vintage Car
"We have circulated the
photo to many of our experts who remained unusually quiet. Fortunately one
of our venerable ‘veteran’ experts, Tim Harding, who is rarely wrong, says
it is a c.1903 Darracq, probably the 8HP.
The steering wheel column gear
change is apparently the clue. This car
seems to have a narrow radiator profile. By
1904 and ‘Genevieve’ they had much more conventional ‘modern’ radiators."
Bozi Mohacek: Chairman & Webmaster,
Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society: April 13, 2012
Another Boys' Brigade Car
Thank you to Bozi for
helping to identify the car above. This is the second Boys' Brigade
vehicle that Bozi has helped to identify. Please click on the
thumbnail image below to see the first car that he helped to identify -
Angus Sanderson 14HP closed tourer.