Milk Delivery Horse
and Cart at Leslie Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh -
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Elspeth Wallace, Cambridge,
Ontario, Canada; formerly of Stockbridge, Edinburgh
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.
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)
- Thresher (wine shop)
- Stockbridge Newsagents
- Barnado's (charity shop).
The 'Halt at Major Road Ahead' sign has changed to traffic
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.
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.
Dad's Horse and Cart
"This photo is of my Dad's horse and
cart. My Dad's name was Jimmy Small. I remember
helping him when I was at St Andrew's School. just up the road
from where this photo was taken in 1970."
Charlie Small: March 6, 2011