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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

 

Recollections

Bonnington

 

Recollections

1.

Sybil

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

Thank you to Sybil, Lynn Massachusetts, USA for the following comments.   Sybil wrote:

Chancelot Flour Mill

"I was born and raised in Edinburgh and came to USA in 1965, but I miss Scotland and get a lot of comfort from browsing through your photos.

My father worked at the old Chancelot mill all his life, and it just dawned on me that I had no pictures of it.  It was such a beautiful building, I can't believe they had to demolish it."

Sybil, Lynn Massachusetts, USA:  January 22, 2006

I agree.  Chancelot mill was a really impressive building.  I'll try to find a photo of it that is not in copyright, to add to the web site.    - Peter Stubbs

 

Recollections

2.

Alex Dow

Fife, Scotland

Alex Dow, Fife, Scotland wrote:

Chancelot Flour Mill

"I have an unusual memory of Chancelot Mill from the mid-Fifties."

Radio

"A neighbour owned a pre-war EKCO radio, one of the famous circular Bakelite series; and it had failed.  This neighbour worked in Chancelot Flour Mills.

I took it home; and removed the back to repair it. There was quite a large empty volume behind the speaker, to give plenty of air circulation for the mains dropper, which along with the various valves, gave off considerable heat. Hence the back having a multitude of holes and a vented slot directly above the dropper.

When the back came off, this interior was packed with off-white fluff, almost felt - handfulls of it, that around the dropper showing some signs of  scorching.  I cleaned it out, repaired the radio and returned it.."

Fluff

"The fluff almost certainly came from the neighbour's working whites, made from old cotton flour sacks, being attracted into the radio by the combination of the air circulation and static from the HT of around 250V found in typical valve radios.

The whites were washed every day in the early evening, then would be hung to dry on the pulley near the fire in the kitchen-cum-livingroom."

Money Box

"With those radios, the slot at the back was often mistaken by children as being the slot into a savings back, so coins were quite often found in them; but fluff !!!"

Alex Dow  February 7, 2006

 

Recollections

3.

Tom McKearney

Edinburgh

Tom McKearney wrote:

Chalmers Scrap Yard

"We lived at 260 Bonnington Road.   Our windows looked down onto Chalmers scrap yard, a Hell on Earth then.

My bed used to vibrate when the blast furnace was in full flow.  That  would not be allowed now.

Now that Tinto Place, an entrance to Chalmers is being developed for housing.  I'm a taxi driver.  I tell the people living there that they are on contaminated land.  They are not happy bunnies."

Tom McKearney, Edinburgh:  December 6, 2010

Recollections

4.

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

E Chalmers & Co

Brian Gourlay found photos of E Chalmers Scrap Yard in the 1950s, on the EdinPhoto web site and sent me a message.

Here are a couple of the photos.  They were provided by Drew Shortel of Newhaven, Edinburgh.  Please click on the link above to see more.

E Chalmers & Co, Metal Merchants  -  32-36 Newhaven Road, Bonnington  -  1950s ©        E Chalmers & Co, Metal Merchants  -  32-36 Newhaven Road, Bonnington  -  1950s ©

Bryan wrote:

Chalmers Scrap Yard

"As a young boy, I remember going to Chalmers scrap merchants on Newhaven Road when I went out with my dad’s lorry on school holidays.

My dad would reverse the lorry off the main road into the narrow entrance with only a few inches to spare on either side.

Chalmers' Ladies

"I can’t remember what type of load he had (maybe they did rags) but sometimes it was offloaded by a team of ‘Chalmers’ ladies’. They were fearsome wrestler types with Popeye the Sailor arms, wrap-round peenies and turbans to keep their hair in place.

To say their language was choice is a huge understate-ment.  To my dad’s embarrassment, it was decidedly not for a small boy’s ears. Despite them being very nice to me, I made a point of not getting to close.

Drew Shortel will perhaps remember these ladies."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  January 15, 2011

 

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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