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Dumbiedykes Group

'The Embers'

1963

'The Embers'  -  1963

'The Embers'  A group from Dumbiedykes

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Rae, Southside, Edinburgh

Another Photo

This is one of two photos of 'The Embers' provided by Jean Rae.  Here is the other photo.

'The Embers'  A group from Dumbiedykes ©

Both photos were signed by the group on the back, and dated 1963.

 

 

'The Embers'

1963

Thank you to Jean Rae for providing two photograph of the group 'The Embers', and also the details below. 

The members of the group were (left to right):

-  Willie Syme (who lived in the house beside St Andrew's Church)

-  Alan Bomford  (Please click here to read a 2007 message from Alan.)

-  Jimmy Hush

-  Peter Bottomley  (Please click here to read a 2007 comment from Peter.)

-  Jimmy Cruickshank

'The Embers' played, mainly Rhythm & Blues in Church Halls and Dance Halls. 

They practiced in the old stables at Waterson Avenue, near Yardley's paper shop.  There used to be pig sties in this area.

 

'The Embers'

Recollections

Thank you to Cathy Banks (now Gray) who recalls the Embers in Edinburgh.

Cathy wrote:

Chums

"I went to most, if not all, of the venues where 'The Embers' played.  My chum was Mags.

Some of my other chums were, and still are:

-  Janet Grieve (now Kirk) who lived in Lochview Court and who sent me this link up.  In those fabulous day Janet's chum was Helen Flannigan.

-   Helen Campbell.  Helen lived at the foot of the Canongate. 

June Archer (now Pickles)

We were all Embers' daft!!!  At that time they were as popular as the Beatles - at least in Edinburgh!"

Portobello

"I remember going to a dance, one summer's evening in June, at the swimming pool in Portobello.  Also in Portobello the group played at a small club called 'The Scene', now and again."

'The 209'

"After the group had finished a gig, usually at weekends, they would go to 'The 209'.  It was a Café in Torphichen Street in Edinburgh.  But I recall, the first time they asked Mags and me if we would like to go, we said 'no' because we thought it was a bus !!! -  and we did not know what or where its was !!!! 

Daft or what !!!!!

Portobello

Mags and I used to chat to Alan and Jimmy in our lunch hour, on the days they were in Leith at Ferranti's training school in Couper Street , Leith.  They would tell us when and where they were playing on different nights - great stuff."

Cathy Banks (now Gray), Portobello,  Edinburgh:  May 27, 2007

 

 

 

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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