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George Hunter's Coaches

Loanhead

 

Recollections

1.

Matt Rooney

New Cumnock. Ayrshire

Thank you to Matt Rooney, New Cumnock. Ayrshire, Scotland, for the recollections one of his many jobs in and around Edinburgh  -  driving buses:

Matt wrote:

'The Three Lochs' Tour

"The Three Lochs" was a favourite tour for the older generation.  We used to stop somewhere for a wee cup of tea or coffee, then we went to "The Three Lochs" trying to make it as easy as possible for the elderly of the party, we then went to the Central Restaurant at Crieff for lunch.    The driver didn't have to pay for his meal as it was included in the price of the trip.  Not a lot of people knew that back then.  What we did do was to leave a shilling tip.

Then we did some more sight seeing then I think we would stop of somewhere else for a cuppa or it could be fish and chips, depending on who was in the party that day, before heading home to Edinburgh or wherever the ladies and gents lived.  It was a door-to-door thing in those days, not like now where its a pick-up point and drop-off point.

It sounds so impersonal to me, as back then we did provide a very good service, no matter who was on those buses.  These ladies and gents may have been on the pension but they were by far the best tipper's of their age - and they Insisted that it WAS taken.

I remember those happy times with a smile   -  and they did like to sing on those trips.

Matt Rooney, ( now aged 73)  August 2005

 

Recollections

2.

Betty Clark

Canada

Thank you to Betty Clark  who read the message above from Matt Rooney, then wrote:

Bonyrigg, Loanhead and Penicuik

"Matt Rooney must have been around in my teenage years.  I danced my legs off at Bonnyrigg Regal, Loanhead Town Hall and Penicuik Institute, before I met my husband, John, back in 1956."

Hunters Garage

"My father John Curran as a young man, back in the twenties, I'd say, hung around Hunter's garage.

Malcolm and Duncan were his friends.  He drove the taxies for them.  That's how he met my mother.  She was in service at a big home in Seafield near Roslin."

Betty Clark, Canada:  June 5, 2007

 

Recollections

3.

Ian Mycko

Gilmerton, Edinburgh

Ian wrote:

Bonyrigg, Loanhead and Penicuik

"My dad worked for Pentland Garage and for Middleton's Coaches in Loanhead.

He also did some part-time work for Hunter's Coaches.

I spent lot of my youth in Loanhead with my dad .  I wonder if any of people who commented on Hunter's Coaches knew him.  His name was Michael Mycko "

Ian Mycko, Gilmerton, Edinburgh:  June 7, 2007

If you'd like to reply to Ian Mycko, please e-mail me and I will pass on your message to him. Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs:  June 7, 2007

 

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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