East End


Princes Street


Around 1950

Scott Monument and Duke of Wellington Statue

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Princes Street, East End

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the National Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire, England


Princes Street

The View

This view looks to the west along Princes Street from the East End of the street.  The buildings are, from left to right:

-  The NW corner of the North British Hotel (now the Balmoral Hotel) with a Policeman on point duty in front of the hotel.

-  The Scott Monument, with a streamlined tram in front of the monument.

-  Woolworths, with the statue to the Duke of Wellington, facing up the North Bridge, in front of it.

-  Register House, with steps in front of it.


I don't know the publisher of this post card.  I have only seen the front of the card.  Looking at the back of this card might reveal who the publisher was and /or when the card is likely to have been published.


The streamlined tram, and what can be seen of the other vehicles, suggests to me that this photo might have been taken some time around 1950.

Earlier  View

Here is another photo taken from about the same position, but the open-top tram and the fashions suggest that this one would have been taken a few decades earlier.

There is also an earlier style of lamp post in Princes Street, in front of Register House, in this photo.

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Princes Street, East End 

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