Links to Other Pages

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

 

Pantomimes

and

Theatres

 

  Recollections

1.

Val Turner

Esk, Queensland, Australia

Thank you to Val Turner, formerly of Colinton, Edinburgh, and now living in Queensland, Australia who wrote:

Pantomime

Cinderella

"I  remember going to the Christmas Pantomime at the King's Theatre with my Mum and my sisters.  I remember at the end, when Cinderella married her Prince, she came out in a beautiful big sparkling coach drawn with a live white horse, a scene I can never forget!!"

Fish and Chips

"After the Pantomime, we'd go next door to have a fantastic fish and chip supper.  We'd slide into the seats.

I remember the the vinegar on the table and a plate of bread and  butter.  They were the best chips ever!!  I think it was 1s 9d but I can't be sure.   What a treat!!"

Val Turner, Esk, Queensland, Australia:  January 4, 2008.

  Recollections

2.

William Dutton

Colinton, Edinburgh

Thank you to Lorraine Bruce for sending me the story of her father's life, written by her father, William Dutton.

Most of William's recollections can be found on this page:   Royston.

The notes below are his memories of watching the Pantomime and going to the theatre.

Pantomime and Theatre

"I saw my first Pantomime when I was about twelve, in the Theatre Royal, Leith Street.  I thought it was for children, not for mature boys like myself.

But the variety acts impressed me, so much so, in fact that I couldn't wait until I had saved enough money to go to the Kings and the Palladium.

It was the Gaiety Theatre that hooked me for life  I would learn all about the acts from reading the critics in the papers.

I saw:

-  Jack Radcliff, comic

-  Jack Milroy, comic

-  Robert Wilson, tenor

-  Locke and O'Conner, tenors

and all the big stars of the 1950s and 1960s."

William Dutton, Colinton, Edinburgh.

Message received from Lorraine Bruce, Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland:  September 7, 2010

Recollections

3.

Matilda Martin

(née Tillie Kelly)

Coventry, West Midlands, England

The Palladium has already been mentioned, in Edinburgh Clubs and Discos, Recollections 31, after it had become The White Elephant in the 1960s.

Below, Matilda Martin recalls The Palladium a decade earlier.

Matilda wrote

Palladium Theatre

"I worked in the Palladium Theatre from 1955 till 1957.  That's where I met my husband, through his father, Jay Morrell who produced many of the six-week variety shows which travelled around Scotland and Ireland.

In my father-in-law's time the shows only changed weekly.  I never remember them changing twice weekly."

Matilda Martin (née Tillie Kelly), Coventry, West Midlands, England

  Recollections

4.

John Dickson

Royston, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh for sending me these programmes from the Gaiety Theatre at Kirkgate, Leith, from the 1940s and 1950s.

I found both the details of the shows and the adverts in the programmes to be interesting.

Programme Covers

Here are programme covers dating from:

-  September 1945

-  February 1946

-  November 1949

-  August 1953

    Gaiety Programme Covers from the 1940s and 1950s ©

I don't know which of these program covers refers to each of these dates.

The Program for 1953 refers to the Festival Water Show.  Edinburgh Festival has been held annually from 1947 to date, for three weeks each year, beginning mid-August. 

1946
Programme

Here are the inner pages from the February 1946 Programme

    Gaiety Programme,  Inner Pages  -  February 1946 ©

1953
Programme

Here are the inner pages from the August 1953 Programme.

    Gaiety Programme,  Inner Pages  -  August 1953 ©

John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  October 30, 2011

 

Pantomimes + Theatres

All Recollections

Contributors

 

__________________

 

Links to Other Pages

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