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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

Leith

Drinking

 

Recollections

1.

Eric Gold

East London

Thank you to Eric Gold, known to many as Eric McKenzie, now living in the East End, London, who sent me some of his memories of Leith.

 Eric wrote:

Tolbooth Wynd

   Leith Streets  -  Tolbooth Wynd ©

"If I had a quid every time I have been to Tolbooth Wynd, I would be a millionaire.  My old sea dog mate lived there and his brother was a docker in Leith Docks and he threw a few parties there.

Leith, has always appealed to me and it is full of character too, maybe this is I have always been associated with Leith since I was a wee bairn  -  firstly St Anthony's, just of the Links then the Merchant Navy.  Our Poole (seamen's dole office and appointment office) was in Leith."

Tolbooth Wynd

"Our Union Offices was in the Shore near the notorious Tower Bar (ha ha ha ha).

I remember a girl there who was tattooed from hand to toe.  Her name was Cathy.  She was from Leith too.  She used to come to my mates' parties and she was a real hard case (ha ha ha ha). I used to have a drink with her in my haunts in Leith.

If you were with Cathy ,you would not get any bother from anyone.  Once or twice she came to the Whitehoose in Craigmillar and give all the patrons their due.  They treated her with respect, I wonder what is happened to her now.

 I will phone Joe McKenzie as he new her as well. Peter, I noticed the cobbles in the Tolbooth Wynd as it was all cobbled when I last set foot there away back in the 1970's."

Eric Gold, East End, London:  November 13, 2007

 

2.

Question

Gillian Blackburn

Leith, Edinburgh

Gillian Blackburn, an architect based at Leith, writes:

Lyons Tea House

"I'm looking for any old photographs of the inside of the old tearooms on the corner of Academy Street and Duke Street.  I know that Academy Street was formally known as Morton Street. 

I've been told that the tearoom was a Lyons Tea House, but I havenít been able to find anything on the internet about it.

Any memories or photographs would be very much appreciated as we would like to renovate the ornately corniced ceiling."

Gillian Blackburn, Leith, Edinburgh:  July 25, 2008

Answer?

If you have any information or photos for Gillian, please email me, then I'll pass it on to her.

Thank you.  - Peter Stubbs:  July 31, 2008

 

3.

Reply

Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

Thank you to Frank Ferri for replying to Gillian Blackburn's comments above.

Frank wrote:

Smiths the Bakers

"The Tea Rooms corner of Academy St (formerly Morton St) and Duke Street were Smiths the Bakers.

Above the tea rooms were the Lansbury Rooms, Leith Labour Party HQ in the 1940s.  They used to hold old time dancing there on a Tuesday night."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  October 21, 2008

 

Leith

Leith Docks

Panoramic Photographs

 

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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