Lindsay Road

and

North Fort Street

Close to the Firth of Forth, Leith

 

Recollections

1.

Jim MacFarlane

Edinburgh

Lindsay Road is close to the Firth of Forth beside Leith Western Harbour. It had a double-bend and a bridge over the railway line, close to North Fort Street, but the road has now been re-aligned and now passes to the north of the railway bridge.

Jim MacFarlane, who used to live in the area wrote

Lindsay Road  -  Railway Bridge

    Looking across Lindsay Road railway bridge towards North Fort Street

"The original Lindsay Road looks very much the same as I remember it including the old metal bridge leading to Newhaven, although the railway lines have been removed and the route under the bridge has been converted to a cycle path."

North Fort Street

    Looking across Lindsay Road railway bridge towards North Fort Street

"At the very end of North Fort Street (where it joins Lindsay Road  at the old railway bridge) there is a ladies' hairdresser. It was a men's barber in the 1950s but is still very recognisable.

On the corner opposite is a pub, which I would guess is the same pub as I remember from the 1950s."

Jim MacFarlane, Edinburgh:  September 16, 2009

 

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