Street Photograph

North Bridge



Jim Cairn's Grandmother, Mary Cairns and his Auntie Jessie Cockerell

Probably photographed by a street photographer

Procession of Masons passes along Princes Street to commemorate the Laying of the Foundation Stone for North Bridge, 1896

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland


North Bridge

Thank you to Jim Cairns who wrote:

Street Photo

"This picture of my Grandmother, Mary Cairns, and my Auntie Jessie Cockerell was taken on the North Bridge early in the early-1930s.

I think this photo may  have been taken speculatively by a commercial or street photographer?"

Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland:  October 9, 2009

Jim added:


"I noticed the man unloading wicker baskets in this picture.  What could they contain?

Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland:  October 17, 2009

Another Photo

Jim also sent me a photograph of his grandfather, taken on the North Bridge, also in the early-1930s, and possibly taken speculatively by a street photographer.

  Please click on his thumbnail image below to enlarge it:

Jim Cairns' Grandmother in North Bridge, early 1930s - possibly photographed by a street photographer



Winnie Lisowski

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Winnie Lisowski who replied:


"I noticed the question was asked: 'What could be in those baskets on the bicycle?'

I asked my 98 year old Mum yesterday and she said they could be meat parcels as they were delivered like that in quite a big way and gave folk a wage -  quite interesting I thought."

Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland:  February 4, 2012


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