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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 including

Edinburgh
New Town

1950s

  from

Yvonne CAIN (née Dorr)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Edinburgh Shops

At Play

At Work

  from

Alasdair STEVEN

Trams and Ferry

Festivals and Panto

Church

Parking and Golf

  from

Lilian Young

USA

March of 1,000 Pipers

  

Recollections

1.

Yvonne Cain

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Yvonne Cain (née Dorr) for sending these recollections of visits to the centre of Edinburgh.  Yvonne was brought up in the Boswall then Montgomery Street districts of Edinburgh.  She now lives in Sydney, Australia.

Yvonne wrote: 

Edinburgh Shops

"I remember:

-  getting new shoes at a shop in The Bridges.  It was upstairs, and you put your feet in a machine to see how much room you had to grow.

- getting 'lucky tickets' and looking around the shops windows at  Churchhill to try and win.  It would be around November time.  We never won anything."

At Play

"I remember:

-  rolling hard-boiled eggs down Calton Hill at Easter

-  the Museum on a Sunday, looking out the talent ,but never found any!

-  Waverley Station, putting a penny in a machine and getting your name put on a piece of metal

-  Christmas Parties held at the Assembly Rooms in George Street."

Buildings

"I remember:

- flats in Edinburgh with 'black windows'.  There are no windows there, they were just painted in.  Something to do with taxes."

Yes, some of Edinburgh's flats still have some of their windows 'bricked in'.  This was done to avoid 'Window Tax.'  It was introduced in the 1690s and lasted until 1851  -  Peter Stubbs.

Yvonne Cain (née Dorr), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia:  July 7 to 24, 2006.

 

Recollections

2.

Alasdair Steven

Thank you to Alasdair Steven for sending these recollections of  Edinburgh in the 1950s

Alasdair wrote: 

Trams and Ferry

"I was brought up in Murrayfield, near Roseburn, in the 'fifties and can (just) recall trams in the middle of Princes Street.  I remember how they had problems getting up The Mound, let alone up Liberton Brae.

I also recall a short-lived ferry service between Granton and Burntisland in D-Day landing crafts. Perhaps a crossing there could be reconsidered?"

The latest plans are for a hovercraft to operate between Kirkcaldy (Fife) and Portobello (Edinburgh).  -  Peter Stubbs

Festivals and Panto

"My experiences of Edinburgh Festivals date from the 'fifties too. 

But my abiding memory in the theatre was the Panto in the Kings. Stanley Baxter and Jimmy Logan were just unbeatable and provided years of enjoyment and laughter."

Church

"We attended St George's Church, the one with green dome in Charlotte Square - now no more.

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  St George's Church in Charlotte Square ©

Every Sunday we got dressed in kilts to walk to the kirk, and sometimes in the evening too. Then Charlotte Square had SMT busses parked in the Square and was full of important investment trust offices."

The Church is now West Register House, It holds old records.    -  Peter Stubbs

Parking and Golf

"There was seldom any trouble parking in Edinburgh until the mid-'sixties and streets such as Rose Street and Young Street were much used by shoppers.

At night we used to park there for dances in the Assembly Rooms at which we drank merrily (and far too much!) and calmly drove home without a care in the world - to get up next morning and be on the tee at Murrayfield Golf Club (annual subscription for juniors, £5) at 9am, invariably freezing but the view from the 4th tee is one of the best in Edinburgh".

Alasdair Steven:  March 5, 2007

 

Recollections

3.

Lilian Young

USA

Thank you to Young, USA for her recollections of a visit to the centre of Edinburgh

Lilian wrote: 

March of 1,000 Pipers

"One wonderful memory I do have of Edinburgh is that while we were still living in Edinburgh, my Mom and I went to Princes Street to look at the shops - we couldn't afford to purchase anything there. 

As we came close to the Mound, we heard this wonderful sound of a pipe band, and looking up the mound we saw this wonderful sight of piper and drummers marching down the Mound and onto Princes Street, heading out to Murrayfield stadium.  

The pipe major wore a white velvet jacket and white Busby and he was well over 6 feet tall.  He was an extremely imposing sight.  This was billed as the 'March of 1,000 Pipers' and there certainly seemed to be that many, that wonderful day.

Not long after that, we left Scotland to come to the US, but we never forgot that wonderful sight and sound show.   I think it must have been in 1955 or 1956.    It shows how long that memory has remained in my heart."

Lilian Young, USA,  March 10, 2007

 

If you have comments that you would like to add, relating to any of the recollections on this site, please email me.

 Thank you.   - Peter Stubbs

 

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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