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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

Ferrier Street

Leith

 

Recollections

1.

Kenny Haston

Here is a message that Kenny Haston posted in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Kenny wrote:

Question

Snooker Club

"I was born and brought up in Ferrier Street, Leith.

What was the name of the snooker club situated in the old Drambuie / Buttercup Dairy building in Easter Road which was destroyed in a fire?

 I think it was owned by the McNairs."

Kenny Haston:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook:  December 19, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

Ruth McClounnan

Ruth McClounnan replied to Kenny Haston's comments in Recollections 1 above:

Reply 1 to
 Recollections

1.

Snooker Club

"Kenny:  Go into website Old Leither  web site.  There will be someone on that site who will know the answer to your question.

It's also a great website with a lot of information about Leith."

Ruth McClounnan:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook:  December 21, 2012

Old Leither  web site

I agree with Ruth's comments above, about the Old Leither web site.

A surprise party for John Stewart, creator of the Old Leither web site.  The party was held at Leith Library on October 9, 2010. ©

Here is a photo of John (holding a certificate) with some of his friends, taken in 2010 at Leith Library.

The photo was taken at a surprise arranged by some of the contributors to the Old Leither web site, to thank John for his all his efforts in creating and running the site.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 21, 2012

 

Recollections

3

Tam McLuskey

Shannon Lake, Westbank, British Columbia, Canada

Tam McLuskey replied to Kenny Haston's comments in Recollections 1 above:

Reply 2  to
 Recollections

1.

Ferrier Street

"Hi Kenny:

When did you live in Ferrier Street?  I palled around with:

Claude and Davy Laird

Jimmy Colison and

a couple of other guys whose names escape me right now.

 in the middle and late-1950s.

Ferrier Street

"We used to play snooker at the snooker club above the old picture houseI believe it was called the Palace Palace Picture House -  at the ' fit o' the Walk'.

I have some great memories of these times, tough but good! Tam McLuskey formerly of East Thomas Street (Chinatown) then Pitt Street Tam

Tam McLuskey, Shannon Lake, Westbank, British Columbia, Canada, formerly
East Thomas Street (Chinatown), Edinburgh, then Pitt Street, Edinburgh)
Message posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook:  December 21, 2012

 

Recollections

4

Tracy Edwards

Wales

Tracy Edwards wrote:

Elizabeth Ropper

"I've just found out that my Great-great Grandmother died at
No. 4 Ferrier Street, Leith.

She was Elizabeth Ropper.

Her maiden name Brand

Her husband was John Ropper."

The Family

 "Iím trying to trace any information on:

my g.g.grandmother Elizabeth Ropper

-  her son, Robert Brand Ropper and  his wife                 Robina Finlay Ropper
               
(maiden name McDiarmid)

-  their children Catherine McDiarmid Ropper and                           Elizabeth Brand Ropper
                         (my grandmother, b.4/5/1901. Leith)"

Catherine Ropper

"Iím desperately seeking information on Catherine McDairmid Ropper, the older sister of my grandmother.  I believe she may have moved to New Zealand or Australia.  If you have any information that might help, I would be incredibly grateful."

Tracy Edwards, Wales:  January 12, 2013

Reply to Tracy?

If you'd like to send a reply to Tracy, please email me, then I'll give you her email address.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 13, 2013

 

Recollections

5

Margot Mulvane

Australia

Thank you to Margot Mulvane who wrote:

Ferrier Street

1946-52

"I' was born in Ferrier Street and had the most wonderful childhood.  I used to live at No.9, opposite Nessie the sweet shop and Charlie's the groscer.

I went to the 'Cappi' every Saturday for the song.  Sixpence went a long way in those days.  I went back to visit my Nana at Ferrier Street every weekend.

I'd love to hear from anyone who lived there between 1946 and 1952."

Margot Mulvane, Australia:  3 +6 November 2015

Reply to Margot?

If you used to live in Ferrier Street and would like to send a reply to Margot, please email me, then I'll give you her email address.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 13, 2013

 

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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