From a South Queensferry WW I Photo and Postcard Album

The Crew of

HMS Columbine

The Crew of HMS Columbine

The Crew of HMS Columbine, photographed at Peter McGill's studio, Queensferry

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Gordon, Easdale, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

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       The Crew of HMS Columbine, photographed at Peter McGill's studio, Queensferry

 

The Crew of HMS Columbine

The Crew

Thank you to John Gordon for sending me the photograph above.  It comes from an Album of Photos and Postcards that that was kept during World War I by his great Aunt, Emily Borrowman, when she worked in the Post Office at South Queensferry.

John added:

"it appears that Emily spent almost all of WWI at South Queensferry, working at the Post Office.  When the Grand Fleet was in the Forth this must have been a busy Post Office."

John Gordon, Easdale, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland:  February 5, 2013.

Comparing this photo with others with that have a similar  backdrop,

HMS Columbine - probably photogrraphed somewhere in the Firth of Forth

it seems likely that the photo at the top of this page would have been taken at Peter McGill's studio on Hawes Pier, Queensferry.

The Ship

Here is a photograph of HMS Columbine, probably taken somewhere in the Firth of Forth.  This also comes from the World War I Album that was kept by Emily Borrowman.

HMS Columbine - probably photogrraphed somewhere in the Firth of Forth

 

 

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