Links to Other Pages

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

 

Granton Primary School

Pupils in the Playground

Photo
1

Looking NE

The street in the background is Wardieburn Terrace

What is the building on the right-hand-side of this picture?
I originally described it as the 'District Library, but see Recollections 2 + 2 below.

The boy with the 'Listen With Mother ' book is Douglas Roberts.

The girl beside him at the end of the row is Selina Rosie

4 children in the grounds of Granton Primarey School  1955

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Roberts, New Town, Edinburgh

Photo
2

Looking West

The street in the background is Wardieburn Street

The boy on the right is Murray Cunningham.

The boy beside Murray is Douglas Roberts.

The girl beside Douglas is Selina Rosie

6 children in the grounds of Granton Primarey School

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Roberts, New Town, Edinburgh

 

Recollections

1.

Archie Foley

Joppa, Edinburgh

Thank you to Archie Foley who wrote, asking a question about the building on the right in this photo that  described above as the District Library.

4 children in the grounds of Granton Primary School, 1955 ©

Archie wrote:

Library

in the Grounds
 of Granton School

"The identification of the somewhat derelict looking building in the playground at Wardieburn Terrace intrigues me. I went to Granton School up to P7 in 1947 and used the local library then and into the early-1950s.

The library then was a permanent building built at the same time as, and attached, to the school on the back wall with its own entrance in Wardieburn Terrace.

As a small boy I loved the atmosphere of the place, so many books and so peaceful.

Kitchens

during World War 2

"Buildings, like the one shown on the right-hand side of this photo, were put up very quickly during WW2 and served as kitchens for the school meals service.

Granton Primary School

     4 children in the grounds of Granton Primary School, 1955 ©

However, I seem to remember that they were on the other side of the library entrance.  I don't remember the building in the photo at all and it might have been an extension to the original library put up after I left."

Archie Foley:  Joppa, Edinburgh: 

 

Recollections

2.

Douglas Roberts

New Town, Edinburgh

I asked Douglas whether or not he believed that the building on the right-hand- side of this photo was the District Library.

4 children in the grounds of Granton Primary School, 1955 ©

Douglas replied, telling me that the building in this photo was NOT the District Library.

Douglas wrote:

Library Behind Granton Primary School

"I remember the library as a permanent construction.  It would certainly have been so at the time of the photoI used the library a lot in the mid-1950s.

What the building in the photo is, I have no idea."

Douglas Roberts, New Town, Edinburgh:  September 5, 2014

Returning Books to the Library

Douglas told me (when he lent his photos to me to scan, last week) that on one occasion,  he had borrowed a book and read it, then taken it back to the Library the same day, but was told by the Librarian:

"You're not allowed to bring back a book the same day as you borrow it!"

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  September 5, 2014

 

Recollections

3.

Eric Gold

East End, London

Thank you to Eric Gold who wrote:

Building

in the background in this
 Granton School Photo

Granton Primary School

     4 children in the grounds of Granton Primary School, 1955 ©

Dinner Halls

"I'd bet my bottom dollar that the building in the background, on the right in this photo was a dinner hall.  It's identical to one at St Anthony’s School in Leith, which I went to from 1960 until 1963.

A lot of the old Victorian- and Edwardian-built schools in Edinburgh had separate dinner halls like this one, outside.

-  I believe that South Bridge school, built in Drummond Street, around 1907, had one too.

-   These halls were thrown up quickly, like prefab buildings.

-  Smaller schools, and schools built in the 1930s, like those in Niddrie and Craigmillar, did not have separate dinner halls.

-  The schools that I attended before going to St Anthony's:

St Anne’s in the Cowgate and

St Patricks in St Johns Hill

had their dinner halls inside the schools.

Eric Gold, East End, London:  September 6, 2014

 

Recollections

4.

Judith Roberts

Holyrood, Edinburgh

Thank you to Judith  Roberts who wrote:

Photo

2.

Six Prize-winners

    ©

"The girl on the extreme left as you look at this photo is Gladys Bell.   Her grandparents stayed next door to me."

Judith Roberts, Holyrood, Edinburgh:  September 5, 2014

 

School Photos

 

 

North Edinburgh

Cramond - Granton - Royston - Trinity -  Wardie

Maps

Granton:  transport map 1932

Granton:  small map 1870

Granton:  large map 1870

Recollections

Cramond:                        from 1940s

Cramond Island:              1970s

Granton:                           1930s   1940s   1950s   1970s

Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  1940s   1950s - 60s   Shops

Lower Granton Road        all dates

Muirhouse                         from 1930s

Pilton:                               1940 bomb

Royston:                            from 1930s

Wardie School:                 1930s    1940s   1950s

                                         1960s    1970s   1980s

History

Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  from 1544

 

Recollections  -  More Pages

Recollections  -   Contributors

 

__________________

 

Links to Other Pages

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