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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

 

Recollections

Leith Shops

 

Recollections

1.

Bruce Johnstone
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland

Sweet Shop

2.

David Mitchell
Portobello, Edinburgh

ARD Radio

-  1970s

-  Records

-  Turntables

-  Radios

-  Lunch

-  Record Charts

3.

Kathy Hutton
Edinburgh

ARD's Records

Sammy's Ices

Recollections

1.

Bruce Johnstone

Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Bruce Johnstone who wrote:

Sweet Shop

    Edinburgh Recollections  -  Sweets  -  Soor Plooms, Rhubarb Rock and Edinburgh Rock

"The recent selection of photos of sweets reminded me of the "Toffee Doddle" shop, close to Ards Radio in Great Junction Street.

In the mid 1950's after swim classes at Doctor Bells we would all head to this shop, a few doors along, before taking the bus back to school.

The choice of sweets was immense. Perhaps some of your Leith contributors might be able to provide more information on the shop."

Bruce Johnstone, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland:  June 14, 2010

Recollections

2.

David Mitchell

Portobello, Edinburgh

Thank you to David Mitchell who wrote:

ARD Radio

1970s

"ARD radio had two shops in  the 1970s:

-  a record store on Great Junction Street

a domestic electrical shop round the corner on Bonnington Road. "

Records

"The shops were owned by an ex-RAF Spitfire pilot.  Thee record shop, where I worked, was managed by Jim McBrierty.  Jim was in his early -40s and knew the record business inside out.  He had an uncanny ability to spot the hits by playing just the first few moments of new releases."

Turntables

"Three turntables under the counter were used to allow customers to listen on headphones before purchasing.  Some people just came in to listen to the latest singles; after about three records Jim would gently show them the door."

Radios

"The shop also sold stereophonic record players and transistor radios.  As shop space was limited, these had to be unpacked and set up to allow customers to hear several of them before they decided to buy then repacked when the customer left. 

Lunch

"The stockroom was also the staffroom and being about four feet square had only enough room for a single chair.  Breaks and lunches were solitary events taken in tandem by the three staff."

Record Charts

"In those days the record charts were based on the recorded sales of singles and LPs.  We were meant to enter every sale into a diary provided weekly by the chart organisers.

Needless to say we usually waited until it was due to be collected before we filled it in with a combination of guesstimation and inflated counts for our favourite groups."

David Mitchell, Portobello, Edinburgh:  December 4, 2010

Recollections

3.

Kathy Hutton

Edinburgh

Thank you to Kathy Hutton, who used to live at 8 Ferrier Street, Leith, for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Kathy wrote:

ARD's Record Shop

"ARD's Record Shop in Leith was my dad's favourite shop.  I think we were there every week."

Sammy's Ices

"Sammy's ices were the best.  I think he was in Gordon Street."

Kathy Hutton, Edinburgh:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook:  December 10, 2010

 

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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