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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

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Recollections

Granton

to

Burntisland Ferry

 

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Early 1950s

"It was most interesting to read the history of the Granton - Burntisland ferry.

I was on the ferry journey several times during the 1951 - 1952 period as a young boy.  My father sometimes took his lorry over from Granton, instead of Queensferry, depending on where he was going in Fife.

I can't remember too much about the Granton-Burntisland vessels, at that time, other than it was like being in a giant-sized, rusty sardine tin, held together by several heavy coats of paint.

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland,  May 26, 2006

'The End'

The Granton Burntisland  ferries encountered a lot of problems during their brief operation in the 1950s.  Operation stopped  at the end of 1952.     -  Peter Stubbs:  May, 2006

 

Peter Shedden

Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland

Home at Old Broughton

"This all started when we lived where I was born, in No 4, Old Broughton, the old estate house at the end of Barony Street. It was at the Patersons Court, all part of the old Broughton village and was surrounded with the ruins of the old wall, still standing then.

To Granton

We would all go to the end of Barony Street, and get the tram car to Granton Square, and walk along the Middle Pier to the ferry.

The 'William Muir'

The 'William Muir' was the glory of Fife.  It was the great adventure and wonder to me as I was shown the mechanics of the engine room and the paddles that drove it.   So with ice cream cones and lemonade Fantas I was the bees knees"

Then a taxi to the house at the Low Bin,, Burntisland .  There we were for the summer, my father coming over on Friday to Sunday. So my granny, two uncles and their families and we all invaded the Kingdom of Fife, and all because the Ferry was so great to travel on.

Burntisland

Just last week I reminded my brother of the wee farm there where wee used to go and see if the hens were nesting in the hedge instead of the henhouse.

On the last day before going home to Old Broughton, my brother got an egg, and rushing to the boat put it in his school blazer pocket. In the middle of the Forth the old 'Willy Muir shuddered on the waves and Phil with his egg stumbled against the gunwales, and guess what? Yes, scrambled egg" and a discoloured blazer.

Return Home

I was  thrilled as the ships horn sounded as she did always did when approaching the Granton lighthouse. That crossing could sometimes be rough, I can tell you!

Peter Shedden, Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland:  August 22, 2006

 

Question

from

Jess Sutcliffe

Jess Sutcliffe wrote:

Fairmile Motor Launches

"I believe that one or more Fairmile Type B motor launches (ex Admiralty) worked from Granton to Burntisland in the 1950s.  Do you have any info on these?"

Jess Sutcliffe:  July 4, 2010

 

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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