Princes Street

Late-1950s

Castle Street to Frederick Street
including Mackie's Shortbread at 108 Princes Street

Princes Street Lamp Posts in late-1950s  -  Mackie's Shortbread and other shops

   Any reproduction requires  prior permission of Edinburgh City Archives,  Photo from Edinburgh Street Lighting Collection SL/90/8.
Photo Ref.  Photo Illustrations (Scotland) D946/13

 

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      Princes Street Lamp Posts in late-1950s  -  Mackie's Shortbread and other shops

 

Princes Street

Lamp Posts

This photo comes from the Edinburgh Street Lighting collection of photos held in the Edinburgh City Archive.

The photo was taken presumably to show the lamp standards in Princes Street, following the removal of the old tram tracks after the trams stopped running in 1956.

Road Works

Only one vehicle can be seen on this stretch of road.  Is the road being re-surfaced here following the lifting of the tram tracks.

This photo was taken in the days before road works were lined with traffic cones.  There appear to be just a few large tin barrels at intervals separating the lanes of traffic from the roadworks.

 

 

More Photos

Princes Street Shops

Around 1957

Below are a few photos from the same collection as the photo at the top of this page.  All photos look to the east along Princes Street.

The photos appear below in the order that the views would be seen by somebody walking east from the West End of Princes Street.

Charlotte Street to Castle Street

-  including Moffat Photographers at 126 Princes Street

Princes Street Lamp Posts in late-1950s  -  Moffat, Photographer and shops 

Castle Street to Frederick Street

-  including Mackie's Shortbread at 108 Princes Street

Princes Street Lamp Posts in late-1950s  -  Mackie's Shortbread and other shops 

Frederick Street to Hanover Street

-  including Marcus Furs at 97  Princes Street
 on the corner of Frederick Street

Princes Street Lamp Posts in late-1950s  -  Marcus Furs and other shops 

Hanover Street to South St David Street

-  including Jenners Department Store at 47-52 Princes Street
on the corner of South St David Street

Princes Street Lamp Posts in late-1950s  -  Jenners and other shops 

South St David Street to South St Andrew Street

-  including  Old Waverley Hotel at 43 Princes Street and
RW Forsyths at 30 Princes Street

Princes Street Lamp Posts in late-1950s  -  Old Waverley Hotel and shops 

 

Street Lighting

Princes Street

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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