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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

Lawnmarket

One of the upper sections of the Royal Mile

 

 Recollections

1.

Isobel Pillatt

Dores, Highland, Scotland

Thank you to Isobel Pillatt, who was born in the Lawnmarket and now lives at Dores on the shores of Loch Ness, Highland, Scotland, who wrote:

My Mum

"Can anyone remember my mum, Marion Pugh from the Lawnmarket.  She was a small woman, Glesga extraction.  I used to travel on top of the pram with the wash."

Boy

"Can anyone remember the boy who was killed by his dad down the Royal Mile?  My mum was going to the wash house that day and stopped in.

I must have been so young, but it had a profound effect on me. I remember folks showing his wee footprints. I'd like to put him to bed, at peace."

Memories

"I remember:

-  Gabby Hay, the coachman at St Giles

-  Italian shops being stoned

-  Being trod on by a horse, outside the 'accumulator shop', opposite Deacon Brodie's."

Isobel Pillatt, Dores, Highland, Scotland:  November 2, 2009

If you'd like to send a reply to Isobel, please email me, then I'll pass your message on to her.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  November 12, 2009

 

 Reply to

Recollections

1.

Marion Marshall
(
née McLaren)

Thank you to Marion Marshall (née McLaren) who replied to the first paragraph in Isobel Pillatt's 'Recollections 1' above.  I've passed on your reply to Isobel.

Marion wrote:

Marion Pugh

"To Isobel Pillatt:

"I lived in Melbourne Place (part of George IV Bridge).

I was Marion Pugh's best friend throughout primary school, until she moved away from the Lawnmarket.  In fact, I wrote to her about six or seven years ago, inviting her to a reunion for people from the Lawnmarket and surrounding areas.

I think she lives round about Newcastle way.  Two of your Aunts came to the reunion, Violet and another."

Marion Marshall (née McLaren):  August10, 2010

 

 Recollections

2.

John Martin

Thank you to John Martin who wrote:

George Robertson

"My Father John Martin (Snr) can recall many different stories about the old South side of Edinburgh as well as many other parts of our great toon.

He tells me that the young man who was killed by his father was George Robetson, from Tron Square, who had just been released from prison.

This sad incident took place when my father was 16 yrs old and working in the pits. Mr Roberson also killed his wife, although his daughter survived.

I'd love to think this info will ease the dreams of Isobel Pillatt!"

John Martin:  November 21, 2009

Thanks John.  I've now passed on this message to Isobel Pillatt.

Peter Stubbs:  November 21, 2009

 Recollections

3.

Isobel Pillatt

Dores, Highland, Scotland

Isobel Pillatt wrote:

Thank You

"Please thank John Martin jnr for his reply above, re the murder in Tron Square.  I can now, as an adult, look it up and put it to bed.  It has been with me for almost 60 years.

Thanks again John.

Isobel Pillatt, Dores, Highland, Scotland:  November 22, 2009

Thanks Isobel:  I've now emailed John to let him know about the reply that you have added above.

Peter Stubbs:  November 22, 2009

 

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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