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Madeira Street

Leith

Fish and Chip Shop

At the corner of Madeira Street and Prince Regent Street

Britannia Quay, new appartments near the Ocean Terminal entrance to Leith Docks

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Joyce Garden (née Ward), Kelty, Fife, Scotland                               Photo taken:  early 1960s

 

Recollections

1.

Joyce Gardner (née Ward)

Kelty, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to Joyce Gardner (née Ward) for sending me the photograph above.

Joyce wrote:

Car at Madeira Street

"I came across this photo of my mum and sister, sadly both passed away now.  They are at the door of their fish and chip shop at the corner of Madeira Street and Prince Regent Street.  This was their first car."

Fish & Chip Shop

"Our family had the fish and chip shop for a couple of years, then sold it on to the Croallas around 1962/64.  This was when we sold:

-  fish suppers for 1s 8d  (8p in 'new money')

-  chicken in batter suppers for 3s 3d  (16p in 'new money')

We called our chip shop 'The two Js' as I was Joyce and my sister was June.

Dad was Head Janitor at Edinburgh Art College at Lauriston.  When the shop became too busy for us two, he had to come in full-time to keep us up to speed with chipping and peeling.  We used to turn over around £200 a night in those days, which was a lot of chips.  Happy days.

We had our juice deliveries from Dunbar's and jars, pickles and pies from Blackie's.

We used beef dripping to cook with.  That's why they were so good.  We also had a product known as 'Fish Friers' Friend'.  This was the batter mix.  You just added water to it.  Great!

We lived in Pitt Street, Leith.  There was another chippie in the district.  It was Deponio;  and Welsh the fishmonger was at the bottom of Prince Regent Street."

Customers

"We had a great wee business and had a great clientele, with loads of laughs.  We had a load of customers from the Forth Flats and all around.  We called our customers by what their usual order was:

-  'two single haggis and a fish' or

-  'black pudding, no batter'

-  etc."

Joyce Gardner (née Ward), Kelty, Fife, Scotland:  November 4, 2010

 

Recollections

2.

Joyce Gardner (née Ward)

Kelty, Fife, Scotland

Joyce Gardner added:

The Car

The corner of Madeira Street and Prince Regent Street, Leith ©

"The car in this photo was a Vauxhall Cresta.  It was dad's car.  I learned to drive on it.  Once I had learnt to drive, I claimed it and he bought a Morris Traveller and a Mini-van.

If I could  only get that car back now, or even find out what happened to the distinctive number plate, I would be at peace. It was treasured:

-  column steering

-  full front hide leather seat

-  whitewall tyres

The best drive of your life!  I kept the car immaculate  -  but we move on and I think, sadly, she ended as scrap.

1965 Photo

That's my 'L plate' on the car, so the photo would have been taken in 1965, when I was 21.

Joyce Gardner (née Ward):  November 10, 2010

 

Recollections

3.

Ben

Edinburgh

In 'Recollections 2' (above) Joyce Gardner wondered what might have happened to the distinctive number plate on her Vauxhall Cresta.

Thank you to Ben, Edinburgh, for replying.

Ben wrote:

Number Plate

    The corner of Madeira Street and Prince Regent Street, Leith ©

"The Registration No. 'PAG 5' would appear to be currently residing on a green Jaguar XJ Executive as (presumably) a vanity plate acquisition.

The original car had presumably existed long enough to have the plate transferred off.  Perhaps the original car is still around with an age-related plate of lesser value."

Ben, Edinburgh:  November 16, 2010

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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