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Yardheads

and

Henderson Street

Leith

Looking down Yardheads and across the gardens to Henderson Street

This photo was taken from the corner of Yardheads and Henderson Gardens.
The spires of two churches in Constitution Street can be seen in the background.

Looking down Yardheads and across the gardens to Henderson Street

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sandra Cochrane, Consecon, Ontario, Canada.

Thanks you also to John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian Scotland
This photo and others donated by Sandra appear on John Stewart's Old Leither web site.

Recollections

1.

Richard Kent

Leith, Edinburgh

Thank you to Richard Kent who wrote:

Yardheads and Henderson Street

"I have been researching my family history, and was particularly fascinated to see the photograph of Yardheads looking towards Henderson Street

I discovered in my researches that the area between Yardheads and Giles Street where the triangle-shaped park now stands was, until the 1890s, a series of small closes, all swept away to make way for Henderson Street.

My forbears in the Low family lived in Vinegar Close and I find it almost impossible to visualise these narrow, insanitary lanes as they once were. I wondered if you knew if any photos of these closes exist.  I suspect not - otherwise you'd probably have them on your site?"

Richard Kent, Leith, Edinburgh:  November 22, 2009

Hi Richard

Old Photos

Unfortunately, I don't know of any old photos of the closes that once stood where Henderson Street was built.  If anybody else knows of any, maybe they will email me, then I can let you know.

Old Maps

The old closes between Yardheads and Giles Street can be seen in the centre of this 1870 map.

Map of Edinburgh and Leith, 1870  -  Leith Section ©

Incidentally, Vinegar Close appears on Kirkwood's map of 1817.  I don't have a copy of that map on the EdinPhoto web site. 

['The Pace Names of Edinburgh' (Stuart Harris)]

Peter Stubbs:  February 23, 2009

 

Recollections

1.

Reply

1.

Eric Drake

Old Town, Edinburgh

Thank you to Eric Drake for replying to Richard Kent's request above for a picture of Vinegar Close.

Eric wrote:

Vinegar Close

"Some of my ancestors lived in Vinegar Close, too, in the 1830s and 1840s.

Iíve just discovered that there is a picture of Vinegar Close in Volume 1 of Ironís Leith and its Antiquities, published in 1897. 

There is a copy of this book in the Edinburgh Room collection at Edinburgh Central Library on George IV Bridge."

Eric Drake, Old Town, Edinburgh:  February 8, 2011

I'd like to add a copy of this picture to the EdinPhoto web site, but first I'll have to seek permission from City of Edinburgh Libraries, or else acquire a copy of 'Leith and its Antiquities' for myself.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 8, 2011

 

Recollections

2.

Eileen Smith

Thank you to Eileen Smith who wrote:

William Power and Family

Henderson Street

"My father, William Power, was born in Henderson Street in 1910.   He was second eldest of 12 children born to William and Helen Power.

He was a school teacher/headmaster and taught in:

-  St. Ignatius'

St. Ninian's

St. Johns, Portobello.

 I'd love to hear from anyone who knew him or his brothers and sisters.  They also lived for years at Union Street.  Their names were:

-  Mary *

-  Rie

-  Ella

-  Patsy

-  Cathy

-  Eddie

-  Frank

-  Andy

-  George

-  Owen

-  Lily **

  *  Mary died before my father was born.

 ** Lily died when she was only 14."

Eileen Smith:  February 3, 2010

One name appears to be missing from the list.   I've asked Eileen for it.

Reply to Eileen Smith

If you would like to send a reply to Eileen, please email me, then I'll pass it on to her.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  February 3, 2010

 

Photos - Henderson Street

Photos - Leith

Recollections

 

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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