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Recollections  -  Edinburgh Old Town

Buccleuch Street

 

Recollections

1.

George T Smith

British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to George T Smith, British Columbia, Canada, for sending me a copy of an engraving  of tenement buildings,  telling me how the picture reminded him of a tenement stair that collapsed  in the 1930s.

George wrote:

Collapsed Stair

"Peter:  You may recollect that I wrote to you about the stair which  collapsed leaving the inhabitants of a tenement  having to hoist  their 'messages' by means of a basket and clothes rope, until some repair was made.  I was about six when it happened, say around 1937.

  Imagine how my memory was jolted when I saw an  engraving of Burns' Logging, Buccleuch Pend, taken from Picturesque Old Edinburgh by R L Stevenson.  It appears  that Burns lodged there with a master at the High School. Other sources  say he was Burns' publisher. 

My recollection is that it was situated  directly across from the east end of Buccleuch Street where my grandmother lived and I think it was in an area called Sibbald's Entry  or something similar (North side of St Patrick's Square).

I gather the  property was demolished and the site was vacant for many years but it  was recently redeveloped as a block of 21 flats."

 

Recollections

2.

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay for following up  George T Smith's comments above, and for sending me details of an Ordnance Survey map, 1876.  I've passed on these details to George.

Bryan wrote:

"The attached extracts from the 1876 Ordnance Survey Map confirm George's excellent memory of where Buccleuch Pend was."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  August 22, 2006

Buccleuch Pend

Buccleuch Pend was in fact a continuation of Sibbald Place to the west, under one of the buildings on the eastern side of Buccleuch Street.  Sibbald Place was the street that ran approximately to the west from the NW corner of St Patrick's Square.

 

Recollections

3.

Brian Duffy

Canada

Brian Duffy wrote:

Schools and Family

"I lived at 130 Buccleuch Street and attended St Ignatius primary school, then had half a term at St Anthony's school before our family left for Canada in 1966.

I'd like to hear from anybody who remembers me, or remembers other members of my family:

-   My Mother:  Mini Duffy (Christie from Niddrie)

-  My father:   Joe Duffy (from Prestonfield, he attended Jimmy Clark's School)

Brian Duffy, Canada:  February 3, 2009

Contacting Brian

If you'd like to contact Brian, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.    -   Peter Stubbs:  February 3, 2009

Update

Thank you to James Palmer for your message.   (I've passed on Brian Duffy's email address to James, so that James can send his message direct to Brian.)

Peter Stubbs:  April 5, 2012

 

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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