Forth Street

Linking Broughton Street and Union Street

1.

Looking East

Lamp Posts in Forth Street, Broughton, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland
Photo: Sep 2, 2010

2.

Looking East

Lamp Posts in Forth Street, Broughton, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland
Photo: Sep 2, 2010

3.

Looking East  -  zoom-out

Lamp Posts in Forth Street, Broughton, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland
Photo: Sep 2, 2010

4.

Looking East  -  zoom-in

Lamp Posts in Forth Street, Broughton, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:
Photo: Sep 2, 2010

 

Lamp Posts

Thank you to Steven Oliver for sending me the four photos above.

Steven wrote:

"Here are photos of the two remaining MacKenzie & Moncur street lamps, of Design No. 101, in Forth Street.

Designs 101, 102, 103

    MacKenzie & Moncur Catalogue - Street Lighting Standards, Brackets, etc. - 1937, Page 111

- PHOTO 1  was taken looking to the east along Forth Street towards Broughton Street.  The lamp post is outside Radio Forth Studios, on the south side of the street.

- PHOTOS 2, 3, 4 were taken from the East end of the street, at the junction with Union Street, looking back towards Broughton Street.  These lamp posts are on the south side of the street. 1  was taken looking to the east along Forth Street.

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  January 4, 2011

Changes

The appearance of the two remaining street lamps of design 101 has changed considerably since the days when they were installed as gas lights with lanterns as shown in the 1937 MacKenzie & Moncur catalogue above.

I was interested to see that the three lamp posts on the south side of the street were all quite different from each other.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 5, 2010

 

 

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