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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

Leith

Ice Cream Shops

1940s

 

Recollections

1.

Douglas Beath

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

Thank you to Douglas Beath, Burnie, Tasmania (formerly Granton, Edinburgh) for the following comments.

Douglas wrote:

Ice Cream

"I fondly remember DeMarco's ice cream shop.  My father pointed out this shop at the southwest end of Junction Bridge at Leith, and said "That's where to get good ice cream" (even during the war, somehow !)

I was delighted in 1967 to come across the same flavour in, of all places, the then rather seedy Strand Hotel in Rangoon !

The only other diners, an Australian couple, suggested it had been made with custard powder."

Douglas Beath, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia:  October 2005

 

Recollections

2.

Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

Thank you to Frank Ferri who replied to the comments above in which Douglas Beath originally described the Leith ice cream shop as Demarco's,

Frank wrote:

Georgio De Felice Ice Cream

"Sorry I have to contradict Douglas, but the ice cream shop that he mentions was Georgio De Felice, right next door to Tommy Wills the butcher, opposite the old State Cinema, round the corner from Ballantyne Rd Leith.

I knew Georgio well, being of Italian decent myself.  I remember his shop window being put in, as happened to a lot of Italian properties at the start of the War, due to British hostilities against Italians and the Italians allying with Germany."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Leith:  May 1, 2008

Douglas Beath replied:

"I unhesitatingly accept Frank Ferri's more certain recollection of the Junction Bridge ice cream shop's name,  so probably my mistaken words should be amended."

Douglas Beath, Burnie, Tasmania:  May 3, 2008

Thanks Douglas.

I've now removed the name of the shop from your recollections in 1 above.

Peter Stubbs:  May 3, 2008

 

Recollections

3.

James Macfarlane

Edinburgh

Thank you to James Macfarlane who replied:

DeMarco's Ice Cream

"Douglas Beath, in 1 above describes an ice cream shop in Leith as DeMarco's.  It could be that he was remembering the one in Lindsay Road which he may well have seen from the tram in the days when he lived in Granton.

In this photo of the south side of Lindsay Road, taken in 2006, you refer to the Devlin family as being connected with 5 Lindsay Road,  the building painted blue at ground floor level.

Lindsay Road - beside Leith Docks to the east of Newhaven harbour

DeMarcos ice-cream shop was next door.   It looks like a garage door in the photo"

James Macfarlane, Edinburgh:  December 11, 2009

 

Recollections

4.

Peter Christians

Adelaide, South Australia

Thank you to Peter Christians who wrote:

Capaldi

"Capaldi's had a shop near the corner of Largo Place and Ferry Road

Toni's

My parents also had a shop, Toni's, at 152 Ferry Road, just up from Trafalgar Street, and a van.  We went around the Granton, Royston and Pilton districts."

Peter Christians, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia:  April 19 + 20, 2010

 

Recollections

5.

Jason DeMarco

Edinburgh

Thank you to Jason DeMarco who replied:

DeMarco's Ice Cream

"James MacFarlane was correct in his Recollections 3 above.

My Granddad, Vincenzo, had the ice cream shop in Leith. According to my dad, it was the best in Leith  -  although he may be biased."

Jason DeMarco, Edinburgh:  November 23, 2012

 

 

North Edinburgh

Cramond - Granton - Royston - Trinity -  Wardie

Maps

Granton:  transport map 1932

Granton:  small map 1870

Granton:  large map 1870

Recollections

Cramond:                        from 1940s

Cramond Island:              1970s

Granton:                           1930s   1940s   1950s   1970s

Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  1940s   1950s - 60s   Shops

Lower Granton Road        all dates

Muirhouse                         from 1930s

Pilton:                               1940 bomb

Royston:                            from 1930s

Wardie School:                 1930s    1940s   1950s

                                         1960s    1970s   1980s

History

Granton, Trinity, Wardie:  from 1544

 

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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