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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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Leith

Searching for People

Questions

I've received several e-mails and messages in the Guestbook from people  searching for information about others who used to live in Edinburgh.

Here are some recent Leith requests.  If you'd like to contact the persons who made the requests, please e-mail me and I'll pass on your message to them.

 -  Peter Stubbs:  February 26, 2007

Message from ...

Looking for information about ...

1.

Jane Jones
(née Richardson)

Cambridgeshire, England

Alan Richardson (Ricky)
Does anybody remember him?

2.

Elizabeth Lanzon
(née Boal)

Alice Boal
Alice died some time ago.  Her daughter, Elizabeth, would like to hear from anybody who remembers her

3.

Meg Reilly
London

Jimmy Strachan
Meg is looking for Jimmy Strachan who worked with her at McLagan & Cumming Ltd., printers.

4.

Sandra Cooper
Kelso. Scottish Borders

Lorna Macey
Lorna Macey from Fife lived in the same stair as Sandra Cooper, for 12 years.

Update

Thank you Lorna for contacting me.  I've now passed on your contact details to Sandra Cooper.

5.

Lorraine Bruce
(née Dutton)

Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

Evelyn Lamont

6.

Tam McLuskey
Shannon Lake Westbank, British Columbia, Canada

Melvyn Cowe and Helen Douglas

7.

Wilma McLuskey
British Columbia, Canada

Helen Douglas

 

Message

1.

Jane Jones (née Richardson)

Cambridgeshire, England

Jane Jones wrote:

Allan Richardson (Ricky)

"My father Allan Richardson (Ricky) who lived at No 7 Union St, Leith, was born in 1933.

My father never really spoke about his childhood and, to be truthful, I never asked.  He has now passed and I would love to know more about his younger days.

All I really know is that:

he was a long distance lorry driver

-  he worked at the same coal yard as Sean Connery for a while

-  he played the drums in a couple of groups in the early-1960s, before joining the RAF in the mid-1960s and moving to England.

 I don't even know which schools he went too.

Does anyone remember him?  Any info, no matter how small, would be wonderful."

Jane Jones, Cambridgeshire, England:  September 6, 2009

 

Message

2.

Elizabeth Lanzon (née Boal)

Cambridgeshire, England

Elizabeth wrote:

Who am I?

"I truly wish there was someone who would remember my Mom.

Does anyone remember her, Alice Boal, born August 17,1910 in Leith?  She had a child, me, Elizabeth Boal, born January 15, 1933.

There is a part of me that needs to know who my father was, and maybe out there, there is a person who might have an idea of who I might me connected to."

Elizabeth Lanzon (née Boal):  November 18, 2009

Reply?

If you would like to send a message to Elizabeth, please email me, then I will pass your message on to her.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  November 18, 2009

 

Message

3.

Meg Reilly

London

Meg wrote:

Jimmy Strachan

"I was born at 41 Niddrie Mains Drive in 1939.  I went to St Francis RC school.

I'm looking for a chap named Jimmy Strachan.  I worked with him in McLagan & Cumming Ltd, Printers.  He lived in Balfour Street in Leith."

Meg Reilly, London:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book:  November 20, 2009

Reply?

If you would like to send a message to Meg, please email me, then I will pass your message on to her.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  November 20, 2009

 

Message

4.

Sandra Cooper

Kelso, Borders, Scotland

Sandra wrote:

Lorna Macey

"I was born at 8 Ferrier Street, Leith on 6th February 1958.

I'd like to speak to Lorna Macey from Fife who lived in the same stair as me for 12 years. I wondered if her or any of her family knew or remembered my family.

Sandra Cooper:  Message and email address posted in EdinPhoto web site, March 14, 2010

Reply?

If you would like to send a message to Sandra, please email me, then I will pass your message on to her.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  November 20, 2009

Update

Thank you Lorna for contacting me.  I've now passed on your contact details to Sandra Cooper.

Peter Stubbs:  October 17,, 2009

 

Message

5.

Lorraine Bruce (née Dutton)

Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

Lorraine Bruce wrote:

Evelyn Lamont

Prince Regent Street

"I have often wanted to try to trace my friend Evelyn Lamont Lamont whose mother was very kind to me when we all lived in Prince Regent Street, Leith.

Her father had a boat at Crammond called the 'Coleva'.

Her brother was Colin.

She was a window dresser for some years.  I know that she married.

Lorraine Bruce (née Dutton), Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland:  October 3, 2010

Reply?

If you would like to send a message to Lorraine, please email me, then I will pass your message on to her.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  October 3, 2010

Update

July 2011

Lorraine also posted a message in the EdinPhoto guest book on July 16, 2011, hoping to make contact with Evelyn.  To date, there has been one reply to the message that she left in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Peter Stubbs:  July 19, 2011

 

Message

6.

Thomas James (Tam) McLuskey

Shannon Lake, Westbank, British Columbia, Canada

Tom McLuskey wrote:

Melvyn Cowe

and

Helen Douglas

"My wife and I got married it was at the registry office beside the swimming baths off Great Junction Street, back in 1967

My Best Man was Melvyn Cowe who used to live in Albion Terrace.  His dad, at that time, owned the City Fruit Supply shops.

-  Our Best Maid was Helen Douglas who used to live beside the school on Great Junction Street.  She was a good friend of my wife who went to school with her.

Sadly, we have lost track of both Melvyn and Helenover the years.  if they are out there we would love to hear from them.

We are coming over to Edinburgh in September 2011 and would love to meet and get together with all our old friends.

Tam McLuskey, Shannon Lake Westbank, British Columbia, Canada: March 25+26, 2011

Reply to Tam McLuskey?

If you'd like to send a message to Tam, please email me, then I will pass your message on to him.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  March 26, 2011

 

Message

7.

Wilma McLuskey

Shannon Lake, Westbank, British Columbia, Canada

Tom McLuskey's wife Wilma has now posted a message in the EdinPhoto guestbook saying that she is still searching for info on Helen Douglas.

Please see Tam's Message 6 above, sent about 18 months ago, for a little  background info about the search for Helen.

Wilma McLuskey, Shannon Lake Westbank, British Columbia, Canada: October 22, 2012

Message

8.

Jane Norrey

Another Request

Unfortunately, I've had very little response to the 'Searching for People' requests that I've added over the past few years to the EdinPhoto web site, for Leith, Central Edinburgh, Dumbiedykes and other areas of the city, so I stopped adding these requests to the site about 4 years ago.

However, when Jane Norrey wrote to me last week, I realized how keen she was to contact Elizabeth McGregor, so I've added her request below.

Jane wrote:

Elizabeth McGregor

"I'm looking for Elizabeth McGregor. (That's the name on her birth certificate.) She was born on 20 July 1938 and her usual residence was 38 Seafield Road, Leith, Edinburgh.

Her mother was Margaret (Meg/Maggie) who returned to Aberdeen after the war without Elizabeth. Was Elizabeth adopted/placed in care? Did she attend a school in Edinburgh?

Margaret was married to James McGregor, (a rubber planter in Sumatra) in 1935 but it seems he was not Elizabeth's father.

Elizabeth is my father's sister.  He is now 85 years of age and would love to know what happened to her, before it is too late!

We've been trying to locate Elizabeth since 2008 and have no real leads or clues yet.  We believe she must have had her name changed and perhaps knows nothing about her brother.

Please, please if anyone has any information or could help then please contact me.  Many thanks."

Jane Norrey, 30 September 2016

Reply to Elizabeth McGregor?

If you'd like to send a reply to Elizabeth, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on her email address to you.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:   6 October 2016

Update

No Further Requests to be added to the web site

I don't plan to add any more 'Searching for People' requests to the EdinPhoto site if I get no response to this request or to other similar requests that I've already posted for Leith, Central Edinburgh, Dumbiedykes and other areas of Edinburgh over the past few years.

I'm sorry to disappoint people by not adding their requests, but experience has taught me not to expect a response.  I hope you will appreciate my reason for taking this line.

However, I'm happy to continue to add people's recollections and photos of  growing up in Edinburgh.  When I add these to the site, they seem far more likely to jog people's memories and result in a response.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:   6 October 2016

 

Answers

Please email me if you can help to trace any of the people mentioned on this page, or if you would like to contact any of the people who have left messages on this page.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs

 

Leith

Edinburgh Recollections

Contributors

 

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Links to Other Pages

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