Looking west along

Princes Street

from the junction with Waverley Bridge

June 19, 1961

Photograph taken by Charles W Cushman in 1961 - Looking to the west along Princes Street from Waverley

  Indiana University, Charles W Cushman Collection                                                                                               Archive ID:  P15828

 

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Photograph taken by Charles W Cushman in 1961 - Looking to the west along Princes Street from Waverley

 

Looking West along Princes Street

1961

This photo was taken on Kodachrome film by amateur photographer, Charles W Cushman (1896-1972) from the USA during his visit to Edinburgh in 1961.

The photo was taken on June 19, 1961, looking to the west along Princes Street from the junction of Princes Street and South Saint Andrew Street.

A policeman is on points duty directing three of the large batch of  acquired about six years earlier to replace Edinburgh's trams.  The buses are Leyland PD2/20s with Metro Cammell bodies.

A milk float is heading to the west along Princes Street towards the monument to Sir Walter Scott, and a coach is turning left into Waverley Bridge towards the vehicle entrance to Waverley Railway Station.

Views of Princes Street

This is one of many views looking to the west along Princes Street.

Postcard published by Shurey's Publications  -  Princes Street Looking West from Waverley

 

Looking West along Princes Street

Thank you to Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, who wrote:

Maitland Radio

"The red van that is heading west along Princes Street belonged to a company called Maitland Radio. They were radio and TV retailers and this was one of the repair engineers' vans based at their workshops in Gayfield Place Lane.

They had the shop immediately up from entrance to the Playhouse which I think is now either the box office or it may be a pub.  I'm not sure which.

House of Clydesdale

and

James Scott

In the early 1970s Maitland Radio were taken over by 'House of Clydesdale', another electrical retailer who had shops all over Scotland and several in Edinburgh. They traded under the Clydesdale name and also James Scott

They had a shop trading under the Scott name at Greenside Place just down from the Playhouse on the corner of Greenside Place Lane.  That is now a pub.

Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland:  April 23, 2008

 

Princes Street - looking west

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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