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Jewel Cottages

 

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Donald Leask

Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to Donald Leask who wrote:

Jewel Cottages

"I've been doing a bit of research for my brothers-in-law, Alec and Bobby Henderson.

They lived in the Jewel Cottages after the end of the 2nd World War along with their parents, Margaret and Robert who was a miner at the Klondyke or Woolmet Pit.  (I hope that's right.)

Question

Does anybody have any information about the cottages or the neighbours, or any photos of the cottages."

Donald Leask, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland:
Message (and email address) posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook:  August 12, 2010

Reply to Donald

If you'd like to send a reply to Donald, please email me, then I'll pass it on to him.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh, August 15, 2010

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Eric Archibald

Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to Eric Archibald who replied to Donald Leask's question above.

Eric wrote

My Father

"My father, Thomas Wilson Archibald (Tam), lived for a while in the Jewel  Cottages with one of his relations. Unfortunately I don't know their  name.

Bookmakers

"At one point he started being what, in those days, was called a  Bookie`s Runner. That is, he collected bets from the locals and passed  them on to a Bookmaker who in turn paid him a commission on the  turnover.

This business was done at the back of one of the rows of the  Cottages. He eventually went out on his own, moved to an office in St.  Leonard's Street, and went on to become a successful Bookmaker in his  own right.

Anyone who lived in the Jewel Cottages in the late 1940s and 1950s will remember him.  He was quite a prominent figure then."

Grocery Store

"In the early 1950s, my parents took over a general grocery store at  the Jewel.  It was situated at the Portobello end and was previously owned by a man called Jimmy Rennie. My Mother (Rose) ran the shop with  great success and employed a lady called Lily Miller who lived in one of the cottages along with her husband Alec.

I was about 10 when they acquired the shop and I did help out in  various ways.  I helped behind the counter when I was a bit older, and also  delivered the papers. My brother Albert also worked there, but he was full-time, being five years older than me.

The business lasted until  the late-1950s when it eventually closed through lack of demand.  After a brief spell it re-opened as a Betting Office, until its eventual demolition in the late-1970s."

Eric Archibald:  January 13, 2011

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Steve Henderson

Thank you to Steve Henderson for also sending a reply to Donald Leask's question above.

Steve wrote:

My Father and Earlier Genreations

"My Father, Andrew Hill Henderson, was born in 1937. He was brought up in Portobello.

His grandfather, also called Andrew, lived in Jewel Cottages.

My Father's mother was Jemima Bulloch. (I'm not sure about spelling.)

 I wonder if Donald Leask, who asked the question above might be able to establish if his brother in law recalls anyone of that name living at Jewel Cottages after the war.  The family name may have been Bulloch or Hill or Henderson."

Steve Henderson:  January 17, 2014

 

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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

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