Leith

Looking down the Water of Leith
towards the Firth of Forth from

Junction Bridge

Looking north-east down the Water of Leith  from Junction Bridge

View to the North-east, looking down the Water of Leith  -  Junction Bridge in the foreground  -  Photograph possibly taken around the 1880s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Captain Walter Lyle Hume

Junction Bridge

The Photograph

Thank you to Walter Lyle Hume for providing the photograph above, which comes from his paternal great-grandfather.  The name of the photographer is not known.

The View

This view looks to the north-east down the Water of Leith towards Leith Harbour and the Firth of Forth.  Junction Bridge is in the foreground, and Hawthorn's Leith Engineering Works that made small ships and railway engines is in the centre of the picture.

 Walter says:

1880s?

"I would guess date at 1880/1890 at which time a spate of passenger ships and trawlers were built at Hawthorns shipyard, now where the State Cinema stands.

The overall view is looking north-east, down river, Mill Lane and Sheriff Brae, towards the church at top of Coal Hill.

The horse bus is travelling towards the foot of Leith Walk.

I understand that the present bridge was built on top of the old one.

Some of your transport buffs may be able to whittle the date from bus and tram lines."

Walter Lyle Hume

 

Enlarge this View

      Enlargement of a view to the North-east, looking down the Water of Leith  -  Junction Bridge in the foreground  -  Photograph possibly taken around the 1880s

 

Leith

Leith Harbour

 

 

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