Edinburgh Streets

Leslie Place

Stockbridge

Leslie Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, looking towards Deanhaugh Street  -  July 2006

Milk deliveries by horse and cart in Leslie Place  -  early 1960s

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                   Photograph taken 29 August 2006 at  10.22am

 

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      Leslie Place  -  August 2006

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   Milk deliveries by horse and cart in Leslie Place  -  early 1960s

 

 

Leslie Place

Stockbridge

Early-1960s and 2006

Both views look to the NE along Leslie Place towards Drumsheugh Street, part of the main road from Edinburgh that runs through Stockbridge and across the Water of Leith.

Shops

The shops in the background on the far side of Drumsheugh Street appear in both photos but between the early-1960s and 2006, but they have changed from:

-  Rankins (fruit market)

-  A & W Bird (newsagent)

-  E & A Spiers (fishmonger)

to

-  Thresher (wine shop)

-  Stockbridge Newsagents

-  Barnado's (charity shop).

Streets

The 'Halt at Major Road Ahead' sign has changed to traffic lights.

The street is still cobbled, but in the later picture it has double-yellow 'no parking' lines painted on it, and 'white vans' have replaced the horse and cart.

Housing

New apartments have been built behind the shops on land close to where a small scrap yard stood in the early-1960s, and in the background beside the Water of Leith

Stockbridge Church has been converted to housing.  The frontage onto Leslie Place has changed from stone to brick but the large stone steeple of the church (out of picture, but in the background of this view) has survived.

 

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