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Canonmills

Primary School

and other Recollections

 

Recollections

1.

Florence Smith

Thank you Florence Smith who wrote:

Concert

"I was a pupil at Canonmills school and remember the concert we had the day it closed  .I was about 6 years old and played the Hurdy Gurdy in the concert.  I wonder if anybody has a photo taken that day."

Florence Smith:  April 5, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

Florence Smith

Thank you to Florence Smith for writing again:

Florence wrote:

Schools

"We lived at 7a Canon Street.  It was strange; Canonmills School closed and days later we moved to a new estate. at Telford.

I attended Ainslie Park secondary school and, would you believe, when that was overcrowded my class was sent to Canonmills school for a year.  It became an annex for girls."

Wiggery

"We lived opposite the ice factory.  If I remember right, there was also a wiggery above this factory.  I think that it moved along to Tanfield."

Sunday School

"I also attended the Sunday School at Bellevue Chapel.  One of the church elders there was Muir the herbalist, whose shop was up the Bridges.

Wendy Wood

"I can clearly remember talking to a lovely lady when I was a wee girl.  This lady was Wendy Wood who lived in Howard Place."

Florence Smith:  April 8, 2012

 

Recollections

3.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who wrote:

Scotland Street Coal Yard

"I've just read Les Braby's recollections of the Scotland Street Coal Yard.

Scotland Street Coal Yard

    Railways in North Edinburgh  -  Scotland Street Coal Yard ©

Les mentions that he attended Canonmills Primary School between 1947 and 1954.

I wonder if he recalls any of these names.  They are children that I played with in  Canonmills around that time:

-  Marjory Muir (who lived in Warriston Crescent)

-  Stuart Harrod (who lived above the Northern Bar, now The Orchard)

-  Jackie Summers (who lived in Howard Place)

-  The Johnson sisters and Ian Johnson (who lived in Warriston Crescent)

I'm pretty sure they all attended Canonmills Primary School around 1948 to 1950."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  November 4, 2014

Thank you to Allan Dodds who wrote:

Florence Smith:  April 8, 2012

Recollections

4.

Les Braby

Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Les Braby for following up Florence Smith's Recollections 2 above.

Les wrote:

Rodney Street

Wig Maker

"Florence Smith is quite right.  There was a place at the top, between Yardleyís the newsagent and the ice factory, there ws a wig maker. I think it was on the upper floor of the building.  I donít know whether the entrance to it was in Canon Street or in Eyre Place."

Motor Cycle Shop

"Along from the above newsagent, going towards Rodney Street, there was a small row of about four shops on the left, including the Motor Cycle shop belonging to the Shaw Brothers who live in No 10 Heriothill Terrace.

I canít remember the names of the other shops in that row, but I vaguely remember a small greengrocer. Opposite them, at the entrance to the Scotland Street rail yard, was a bookies, possibly Bernard's."

Tenements, Shops and Pubs

"There used to be 3 or 4 tenements beside the motor cycle shop, but most have now been demolished, leaving only one, next to The Old Coach Inn owned by John Twist. Commonly known as Twissies.

Proceeding along from there, past the Rodney Street Lane, on the right hand side, was a radio shop where we used to get our accumulators charged for our radios.

On the opposite corner to that was Heriot House, now the Navy Club, and on the other side was a pub called The Stags Head."

Near 'The Ritz' Cinema

"Rodney Street, where Canonmills Primary school was situated, it was all shops with tenements above. The only exceptions being the Snooker Hall, the Ritz Cinema and St Maryís church hall.

The entrance to Zacarehelliís Wafer Factory was between the cinema and the church hall.

With the exception of the St Cuthbertís bakery, grocers and butchers, all the shops were privately owned. "

Rations

"I also remember that until 1952/53 we had rationing still so you had to have your ration books to get anything.  As a child, 2oz of sweets a week wasnít very much, but we didnít know any better and still had a great time

I can still remember my Motherís Co-op Number: 88112."

Les Braby, Borders, Scotland:  22 August 2016

 

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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