Dean Street

Outing

Photo 1

Which Group was this?  -  and when?

   Group Outing  -  Dean Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Nigel Baxter, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

 

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    Group Outing  -  Dean Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

 

Broughton Place

Which Outing?

Here is a group of ladies and two children at Dean Street, Stockbridge.  Who is the man at the lamp post.  Might he be the coach driver?

Thank you to Nigel Baxter for allowing me to reproduce:

a)   the photo above, taken at Broughton Place, Edinburgh

b)   other photos of church outings, taken in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

These photos come from medium format negatives that Nigel acquired as a 'job lot' in an auction following a house clearance.

Nigel is trying to discover who the photographer might have been and which groups are in the photos..

Acknowledgement:  Nigel Baxter, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

Reply to Nigel?

If you think you can provide any answers for Nigel, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: October 28, 2011

 

Reply

1.

Fraser Parkinson

Pilrig, Edinburgh

Thank you to Fraser Parkinson who wrote:

"I'm speculating that the group may have been connected to the building out of view to the left hand side of the photograph:

Group Outing  -  Dean Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

-  The building was originally built as a Non-Conformist Church in the 1820s

-  The property subsequently became a silent movie cinema

-  It then an office for the National Trust for Scotland.

-  I'm unsure what its use was when the photo of the coach outing was taken. 

However, a connection to that building would seem to be a possible reason for a group gathering for a coach outing in Dean Street at this time.

 I'll try to find out further details about the use of the building about this time."

Fraser Parkinson, Pilrig, Edinburgh:  March 16, 2013

 

Reply

2.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

Church Outings

The photograph above is one of five that Nigel Baxter sent to me.  The common theme for all of them seems to be 'Church Outings'.

Here are the five photos that Nigel sent.  Please click on any of them to enlarge them:

Dean Street

 Group Outing  -  Dean Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

 

  

Cumberland Street

Group Outing  -  Cumberland Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

  

McEwan Hall

Group Outing  -  Usher Hall.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

Broughton Place

     Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

Madeira Street

 Group Outing  -  Madeira Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  April 7, 2013

 

Reply

3.

Daniel Lodge

Edinburgh

Thank you to Daniel Lodge for following up Fraser Parkinson's Reply 1 above.

Daniel Lodge wrote:

31 Dean Street

US Mission Hall

Group Outing  -  Dean Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

"This church group would have been connected to the building on the right not the left.

The building on the right was formally used as a US Mission Hall *** .  It was latterly converted back into a family hall with the hall over the back garden removed.

I was, and still is, my family home (31 Dean Street) and the plaque of the mission hall remain above the front door."

*** Please also see Reply 4 below

Daniel Lodge, Edinburgh:  9+17 May 2017

 

Reply

4.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

I visited Dean Street yesterday, after receiving Reply 3 above from Daniel Lodge and took a few photos there.  I'll add them to this page on the web site later, if I can find the time to do that.

31 Dean Street

Group Outing  -  Dean Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken?

"I found that:

-  31 Dean Street  (mentioned by Daniel, above) is not quite included in this photo.  No 31 is set a little further back from the road.  It's to the right of the lamp post, so is just out of the picture on the right-hand side.

-  The plaque above the door of 31 Dean Street  now has a few letters missing.  However, it refers to refers to a United Free Church Mission Hall - not a U.S. Mission Hall.

The plaque now reads:

18    ???RNING  LI???    84

DEAN   STREET  U.F. CHURCH MISSION HALL

(The letters in grey are now missing)

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  20 May 2017

Reply

5.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

"Here are two photos that I took two days ago at Dean Street, showing the location from which the coach left in Photo 1

31 Dean Street

Photo 2

Dean Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh - location from which a coach outing departed several decades earlier

"The former United Free Church Mission Hall at 31 Dean Street is the house with the white window on the extreme-right of this photo.

Photos 1 and 2 look very similar, despite the intervening period of perhaps about 70 years.

-  The road is still paved with cobble setts.

-  The old lamp post has been removed.

-  A tree has grown."

31 Dean Street

Photo 3

Dean Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh - location from which a coach outing departed several decades earlier

"In this photo, we see the inscription over the front door at 31 Dean Street.  I referred to this inscription in my Reply 4 above.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  21 May 2017

Reply

6.

Bob Henderson

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to Bob Henderson who read Reply 5 above and wrote:

"I am sure you will have many replies to the missing letters above the door, but here goes:

Dean Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh - location from which a coach outing departed several decades earlier

I suggest  it would have  read:  'B U R N I N G   L I G H T'."

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

 

 

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