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Recollections

Edinburgh New Town

Lothian Road

  

Recollections

1.

Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

Frank Ferri recalls several Cafés and restaurants around Edinburgh in the 1950s, including:

-   Manhattan Café , Princes Street,

-   Austin's Café, Leith Street.

-   Sherry's Restaurant, Lothian Road (See below.)

Frank wrote:

Sherry's Restaurant

"Sherry's was near the bottom of Lothian Road on the east side of the road.   It was an up-market restaurant,  on par with the old Brown Derby that was above the Three Tons pub in Hanover Street."

Barkley Night Club

"Before being a restaurant it was the Barkley night club, used by many American service men from the Kirknewton air base."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  July 31 + August 2, 2008

 

Recollections

2.

Lyndsay Montgomery

Old Town, Edinburgh

Lyndsay Montgomery wrote:

Smith's Burger Bar

"I've noticed that no-one has mentioned Smith's.  It was a restaurant burger bar on Lothian Road.  I think it was owned by the famous Mr W. and associates.

It was very teenager-orientated.  Bruce Finlay of Bruce's music shops, who was Manager of local bands,  had his first venture into selling music there.  He had already been 'DJ'ing at a disco in Rose Street Lane that later called Flannigan's.  I don't know if there is anything going on there now.

I think there is a lap-dancing bar now in Lothian Road, where Smith's used to be. (It might belong to the same people nowadays!)  I think the famous milk bar was just up from there, and was very old fashioned compared to Smiths."

Smith's Music

Smiths was a great place then.  All the music that we danced to at the time was being played, and of course you could buy stuff that was not easily found elsewhere, and catch up with pals that you would probably only see in the clubs at night, and given the decibels that were pumped out listening to live music, it was not conducive to conversations!

Ring

I worked for McEwans the furniture shop in St Patricks Square as a decorator (painting the little rooms that provided the scenes for their furniture, and arranged stuff) and on my day off I went to Smiths.

On one unhappy occasion, I met up with some guys who did a bit of ducking and diving.  One one of them admired my ring, a family heirloom with a rather nice setting.

He asked to see it. there was a lovely ruby in it, and I was very naive, and took it off to show him.  Making the excuse he took it to the door to have a better look, and vanished.  I never saw either him or the ring again, and got hell from my Dad about wearing it.

Lyndsay (formerly Linda) Montgomery, Old Town, Edinburgh:  August 6, 2008

Recollections

3.

James McEwan

Duddingston Mills, Edinburgh

Thank you to James McEwan for responding to Lyndsay Montgomery's comments above.

James wrote:

Smiths Burger Bar

"I recall Mr Smith's in Lothian Road as a place to meet up with fellow clubbers around 1965-66.

I think it was taken over by the late Ronnie Shade and became known as 'Shades' or 'Shade's Place'. I can't remember which!"

James McEwan, Duddingston Mills, Edinburgh:  December 7, 2010

Recollections

4

Andy Merrylees

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

This photograph above looks to the east along Princes Street from the steps of the Royal Scottish Academy:

 Lothian Buses  -  Route X25  -  Bus 902 approaches the National Galleires of Scotland in Princes Street ©

However, the scene reminded Andy Merrylees of Lothian Road.

Andy wrote:

Lothian Road

"I always thought, any time it was raining in Edinburgh, that Lothian Road seemed to be more miserable than anywhere else.  But otherwise, I always liked that street."

Andy Merrylees, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada:  June 25 + 26, 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