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Wilkie Place

Leith

 

Request

1.

Peter Westwater

Birkenhead, Merseyside

Peter Westwater wrote:

Searching for a Picture of Wilkie Place

"I live in Birkenhead, opposite Liverpool on the River Mersey in England. I'm looking for a picture of Wilkie Place, Leith, about 1928

My father was born in Dundee Street, Edinburgh, but moved with his mother and family to Wilkie Place, Leith.  From there, as an 18 year old in 1928, he walked to London and back looking unsuccessfully for work.

Shortly after this he, walked to Birkenhead found work, met my mother, and here we are!

He would have been a hundred years old in a month's time. I'm putting together a some information with photographs about him."

Peter Westwater, Birkenhead, Merseyside:  July 31, 2010

Any Pictures Found?

I'd like to find a picture of Wilkie Place to pass on to Peter Westwater.  If you know of any, please email me.   Thank you

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 31, 2010

Request

2.

Ben Paton

Peter Westwater wrote:

Searching for a Picture of Wilkie Place

"After a brief search of the internet for any photographs of Wilkie Place, Leith, circa 1920-30s, I came across your similar request from July of this year  (i.e. Request 1 above).

I wondered if youd had any response to your request as Id also be interested to see any photos that were taken of the area at that time. ***

My grandmother (Charlotte McGill) was born in Wilkie Place on December 4, 1925.  It would mean so much to her if I could source such a photograph.

I've tried locating photos in The Scotsman and the Evening News (with no success) and aim to visit the National Library and the National Archives in the near future.

Needless to say if Im successful in finding any photos of Wilkie Place, Id be only too happy to forward them to you if youre still on the look-out."

Ben Paton:  October 29, 2010

Reply to Ben  ***

Hi Ben:

Sorry, no replies received yet, but I'll let you know if I do hear of any photos.  Thanks for offering to send me photos if you come across any.  I hope you will be able to find some.

Here are two other places you could consider contacting, to see if they have any photos of Wilkie Place in their collections, here in Edinburgh:

-  The Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh Central Library.

-  RCAHMS (Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historic Monuments in Scotland).

I'll send you an email today to let you know the email addresses to write to for these collections.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  November 1, 2010.)

 

Request

3.

Maureen

Australia

Maureen wrote:

Searching for a Picture of Wilkie Place

"I'm also looking for photos of Wilkie Place, Leith

My grandfather, Matthew Mcgill, and grandmother, Sarah Anne Harvey,  lived at 14 Wilkie Place in 1926.  They had children, Elizabeth, Matilda, John and James.

I'd love to hear from anyone who may have known them, or may have photos."

Maureen, Australia:  May 19, 2011

Any Pictures Found?

If anybody sends me an email with a picture of Wilkie Place, I'll send a message to Maureen to let her know.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 31, 2010

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks