Water Street

Between the east end of Tolbooth Wind
and Commercial Street, Leith

Water Street

Demolished 1912

Water Street, between Bowie's Close and Burgess Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1912

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

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   Water Street, between Bowie's Close and Burgess Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1912

 

Water Street

Looking North

This view looks to the north, as Water Street leads out of the bottom-right corner of this photo towards Leith Docks

The sign on the grocer's shop in the centre of this photo reads:

TEAS  -  JOHN A GREIG  -  WHISKIES

 

Fire Hydrant Sign

Is that an old-style fire hydrant sign on the nearest gable end?  The modern versions of these signs in the UK are yellow with a black 'H' containing two numbers:

-  The top number indicates the diameter of the water pipe.

-  The lower number indicates the distance of the fire hydrant in meters.

The old-style signs were purple and white.

Acknowledgement for the details above:  Yahoo Answers web site

 

Looking West

Here is another view of the same buildings, but looking at them from the other side, as Water Street leads up the left hand side of this photo towards the foot of Leith Walk.

Water Street, between Bowie's Close and Burgess Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1912

Acknowledgement:  Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh:  January 14, 2010

This is one of a series of photos posted onto boards in an old album that Archie Foley acquired a few years ago.  Archie believes that these are likely to be official photos that probably once belonged to Leith City Council.

 

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