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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

Kirkgate

Leith

 

Recollections

1.

Jimmy Meikle

Leith

Jim Meikle wrote

Window Frames and Down Pipes

"I thoroughly enjoyed the many recollections on this site . I have many memories of them all.

I was brought up in St Anthony Street, off the Kirkgate.  We lived above Meikle’s Pub, originally owned by my Great Uncle Willie."

Jim Meikle, Leith:  August 26, 2009

Thank you to Jimmy for also sending me his memories of:

-   Jerome's studio
-   Leith Traditions

and for asking a question about the old 'Fair Maid' pleasure boat.

 

Recollections

2.

Jim Suddon

Morningside, Edinburgh

Jim Suddon wrote:

A Visit to Leith

"The thing that is no longer apparent now is that a visit to Leith in the 1950s was a visit to another town. The Kirkgate, on a Saturday afternoon or evening, was a really fascinating place to visit.

There were shops there that did not seem to exist in Edinburgh and there were also traders selling all sorts of ornaments from the back of vans.

The Alsatian dog pulling the little boy seemed to be a big seller.  They were made of plaster and in reality were cheaply finished, but people who bought them were given some pleasure.  They could not afford better.

In amidst of the Kirkgate was the Gaiety Theatre with its posters, lights and box office with crowds, possibly coming out or queuing to go in.

The Council pulled all this down in the 1960s in the name of progress."

Jim Suddon, Morningside, Edinburgh:  February 18, 2010

 

Recollections

3.

Keith Torrie

Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland

After sending recollections of Wee Jackie's barber shop near King's Wark, Leith, Keith Torrie added:

Jacey Cinema

"I remember being taken to see an early James Bond movie, maybe 'From Russia with Love', one night at what must have been the Jacey cinema at that time.

I just remember it was near the Kirkgate and we stopped at a chip shop on the way home towards Ferrier Street."

Keith Torrie, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland: September 14, 2010

Reply to Keith?

Does anybody know where the cinema that Keith mentions would have been?  The only Jacey that I know of is the one that used to be in Princes Street.

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

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: September 14, 2010

 

Recollections

4.

Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to Danny Callaghan who wrote:

Butchers

"My father used to always head to Leith, and especially the Kirkgate when it was there, for his sheep's heids, pigs trotters and joints, etc, etc.   Being a methodical person he used to keep a diary which I still have of weight, cost and cooking time of the meat and if it was tender, etc.

However, I now wonder where he went as I have a friend who worked in a Kirkgate butcher as an apprentice in the 1960s.  I'll not name the butchers.    He said the manager had a bit of a, more than strange, sense of humour.    Like most shops in the area there was a bit of a vermin problem and they used to set traps.    When they came in the morning there would always be some victim.   The manager used to take great delight in dropping the carcasses into the mincer with the meat, saying it is all good meat.     No doubt I have eaten some of this mince."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  March 30, 2011

 Recollections

5.

Mel Roccio

Mel Roccio, whose grandfather Jimmy Roccio owned The International Club in Princes,  wrote:

Michael's Café

"My dad, Sergio (Jimmy's son) came over from Italy, aged 5 in the early-1950s and lived in the Kirkgate with his dad and mum, Jimmy and Evelina.

Jimmy's parents, Mary and Michael owned Michael's Café in the Kirkgate."

Recollections

"Any recollections about the Nash, Michaels Café or any of my family members would be greatly appreciated!"

Mel Roccio, March 2, 2012

Reply to Jimmy Roccio

If you'd like to send a message to Mel Roccio, please email me, then I'll let you know how to contact him.

    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 2, 2012

 

Comment

6.

Liz Wood

Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Thank you to Liz Wood who wrote:

Second-hand Furniture Shop

"My grandfather, Willie Munro, used to have a second-hand furniture shop in the old Kirkgate.  The shop was near and on the same side of the street as Laurie Street.

My husband says he remembers it as being between Laurie Street and South Leith Parish church graveyard. He thinks it was next to a whitewashed pend.

The shop had quite a large window and was opposite a narrow street through to the Kirkgate church.  I've not managed to find any photos of this part of the Kirkgate. Does anybody have any ideas on how I could find any?

Liz Wood, Murrayfield, Edinburgh:  7 February 2017

Reply to Liz Wood

Hi Liz:

You could try contacting:

(a)  Edinburgh Central Library, to see if they have any photos of that part of Kirkgate on their Capital Collections web site or elsewhere in their collection  AND

(b)  Historic Environment Scotland  to see if they have any photos of that part of Kirkgate on their RCAHMS Canmore web site or elsewhere in their collection.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  7 February 2016

 

 

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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