Morningside Road

Clock

Between Bruntsfield and Morningside

About 1 mile south of Tollcross

1995

See replies to 'Question 2' below

Morningside Road  -  Clock 1995

  Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA                                                                                                             Photograph taken 1995

 

Morningside Road  -  Clock

Thank you to Al Lorentzen for allowing me to reproduce this photo of the clock at Morningside.

This view looks to the north up Morningside Road from the southern end of the road, where the old suburban railway line used to pass under the road.

Al asked:

Question 1

Morningside clock

    Morningside Road  -  Snow  -  Christmas Eve, 2009

"Do you remember the clock at this intersection?
I wonder where it ended up."

Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA:  January 24, 2011

 

Question 1

Reply

1.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

Hi Al:  I think you may not have to look very far to find the old clock.

Thee is now a clock on the pavement,  on the east side of Morningside Road, just out of view off the bottom-right corner of this photo.  I assume that it will be the same clock as is on the photo above.

Peter Stubbs:  February 2, 2011

 

Question 1

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2.

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar. Lanarkshire, Scotland

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay who wrote:

Clock

"The clock in this photo

Morningside Road  -  Clock 1995

looks like the same one as on the photo below, taken in November 2007, that appears on the Morningside Wikipedia web site."

Morningside Clock  -  Christmas 2007 

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  February 3, 2011

 

Question 1

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3.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

The first two photos on this page show the clock in its old and new  positions:

Postcard in the JM Caledonia Series  -  The Clock and Morningside Road, Edinburgh

Photograph by Sarah Dalrymple, Edinburgh  -  2007  -  Morningside Clock and Morningside Station

Peter Stubbs:  February 3, 2011

Morningside Road  -  Clock

Question 2

Date of the Photo?

    Clock  -  1995Snow  -  Christmas Eve, 2009

Al Lorentzen was based at RAF Kirknewton from 1958 to 1962.  He must have taken this Morningside photo later, on one of his return visits to Edinburgh. 

When might this photo have been taken?

Peter Stubbs:  February 2, 2011

 

Question 2

Reply

1.

John Hadden

Edinburgh

I had originally, mistakenly, captioned this picture 'Around 1960'.

Thank you to John Hadden for correcting me.

John wrote:

Around 1980?

"The picture look more like 1980 to me."

Peter Stubbs:  February 3, 2011

 

Question 2

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2.

Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who also replied.

Danny wrote:

1980s or 1990s?

"The Volvo 340/360 at the junction did not come into production until 1976 and was in production till 1991.  It looks to be a bit of a battered one.

So  I would hazard a guess as 1980s, and it could be into the 1990s as I'm sure that is a Ford Scorpio MkII.     I think they did not come into production until 1994"

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  February 3, 2011

 

Question 2

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3.

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar. Lanarkshire, Scotland

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay who wrote:

Cars

"The maroon car looks like a Ford Granada Mk III to me.  This was launched in April 1985.  I got one just like that about three months later."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  February 3, 2011

 

Question 2

Reply

4.

Al Lorentzen

Inverness, Illinois, USA

Thank you to Al Lorentzen for providing the answer.

Al wrote:

1995

"Dan Callaghan was right.  I took the picture when I was on holiday in Edinburgh in 1995."

Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA:  February 3, 2011

 

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