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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

Granton Harbour

   Edinburgh Waterfront  -  A walk down Middle Pier, Granton Harbour  -  3 August 2002

1950s to 1970s

 

Recollections  -  1

Grant King

Aberdeenshire

Thank you to Grant King, Aberdeenshire, for his recollections of Granton Harbour  from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Grant wrote:

The Last Northern Waters Fishing Fleet

"I moved from Edinburgh to an old railway house just outside Brechin in the 1980s, after having had the fortune or misfortune to be made redundant from the last northern waters fishing fleet out of Granton.  At the time it was Boyd.  It was William Liston in a former life.

It was a sad occasion to see the harbour run down and the fishing fleet disassembled.  Granton up until then had been home and work for most of my family."

King Family

"At one time, at Granton all of these members of my family were working at  Granton as crane drivers or taxi drivers.

-  Peter King (my grandfather)

-  Ian King (my father)

-  Hugh King (my uncle)

-  Robert King (my uncle)

Jimmy King (my uncle) must have been the black sheep of the family as he worked in Lieth Docks.

Cranes

"My father (Ian King) was a crane driver based at the middle pier, Granton Harbour.  He was always kept busy between landing fish, lifting sail boats in and out of the water and working on  the last extension that was built which allowed the 'heavy lift' boats to dock and load equipment from Bruce / Parsons Peebles.

Granton Harbour - A load for a power station arrives from Bruce Peebles in the 1960s

The coal crane the was situated at the end of the middle pier was said to be a great piece of engineering  - not that my father would have agreed.  He was a capstan operator at one time and whilst working capstan that pulled the coal waggons on to the weighing machine, the line parted and hit my father in the face.

He was extremely lucky that he only required a couple of stitches to a cut on his nose and cheek.

Dredger

"It was interesting to read the accounts of the dredger Rockchime as this was an insight into my families history.  If I am guessing right the captain of the Rockchime who was my grandfather, Peter King.   I only knew him as the manager / foreman of the West Pier.

Taxis

Hugh King, my uncle ran the taxi business along with also being a crane driver from the little wooden shack that was at the top of the middle pier.  My grandfather may also have started the taxi business.

Grant King, Aberdeenshire, now working in Trinidad October 23, 2006

 

Recollections  -  2

Darney Devlin

Edinburgh

Thank you to Darney Devlin, grandson for telling me about the Granton trawling business of T L Leishman, his grandfather, and for also making this mention of Granton Harbour:

Martin's Boat Yard

"Martin's Boat Yard was a small yard at the southern end of Granton Western Breakwater.  Boats were launched from the beach beside the yard into the harbour.  The boatyard came to an end when it caught fire, possibly around the  mid- to late-1960s."

Darney Devlin:  November 2006

I don't know whether or not it was in fact used for that purpose.  Perhaps you know, and will e-mail me to tell me.    - Peter Stubbs,  December 16, 2006

 

 

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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