The corner of

Lindsay Road

and

North Fort Street

Looking across Lindsay Road Railway Bridge
towards North Fort Street

Looking across Lindsay Road railway bridge towards North Fort Street

Peter Stubbs,  www.edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                           Photo taken: September 17, 2009

 

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    Looking across Lindsay Road railway bridge towards North Fort Street

 

The corner of Lindsay Road and North Fort Street

Looking to the south

This view looks to the south from Lindsay Road railway bridge towards North Fort Street.

Public House and Hairdresser

This corner is mentioned by by Jim Macfarlane in his recollections of the Fort area of Leith.  The buildings that Jim mentions can be seen in this photo.

-  The pub, Halfway House is on the left of this picture

-  The barber's shop, now a hairdresser and barber is on the right of this picture.

Recollections

1

John Cavanagh

County Durham, England

George the Bookie

"I was interested in the photo of Lindsay Road and the junction of what used to be George Street.

As a child in the 1950s and early-1960s, I lived in Hamilton Street and I well remember the bookie's runner, George, who used to stand at this corner taking bets.  We used to watch for the local policeman and warn George, who promptly disappeared !

When off- course betting was allowed, after the 1960(?) Gaming Act was passed and betting shops where opened, George worked in the betting shop next to the Halfway House pub.  I believe he was the Manager.

Railway Bridge

"I remember standing on the railway bridge here, waiting for a steam train to pass underneath and getting enveloped in smoke and steam.

Looking across Lindsay Road railway bridge towards North Fort Street

North Fort Street

"The next building up from the barber's shop in North Fort Street was a newish block built to replace a tenement destroyed by bombing during the war.

John Cavanagh, County Durham, England:  December 3, 2010

 

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