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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

Old Commercial Vehicles

 

1.

Donald Grant

Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland

Donald Grant wrote:

More Vehicles

"There are two types of vehicle that I recall from childhood days that so far don't appear anywhere on the site.  I'm hoping some of your correspondents may be able to come up with some photos."

Milk Floats

"There used to be a chain of dairy shops across the city, owned by Edinburgh & Dumfriesshire Dairies, know to us as the 'Dummy D'.

They had a fleet of electric milk floats for deliveries."

Bakers' Vans

"Another firm long since disappeared is Scott-Lyon Ltd, the bakers.  Memory tells me that they had a depot in Trafalgar Street, Leith but I might be wrong on that.  It was 40-something years ago!

Anyway they had a fleet of green vans that used to be parked, end-on to the pavement, outside that depot."

 Donald Grant, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland:  April 2, 2008

If you do know of any photos of milk floats or bakers' vans that I might be able to add to the web site, please email me.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs:  April 6, 2008

UPDATE

Hi Donald:

Here is a photo that includes a milk float in Princes Street.

The photo was taken in 1961.

Photograph taken by Charles W Cushman in 1961 - Looking to the west along Princes Street from Waverley

 -  Peter Stubbs:  April 23, 2008

 

2.

Jim Robertson

Berlin, Germany

Jim Robertson replied to Donald Grant (above):

Scott Lyons

"Donald Grant was correct about the Scott Lyons depot being in in Trafalgar Street, Leith, and how they parked their vans.

I worked as  a van boy for them in 1953/54.  We delivered to the Scott Lyon shops, all over the city.  I think I put on about a stone in weight during my time there, eating the fancy cakes and pies.

It was a big firm, but you don't see any of their shops any more.  Perhaps they changed their name.

Scott Lyons

I also had a short stint with the Edinburgh & Dumfriesshire Dairies, after leaving Scott Lyons. There were some electric milk floats at that time, but the main mode of transport was the old Horse & Cart, which is what I worked off.

Sorry I don't have any photos, as cameras were a bit of a luxury in those days.

However they were happy times and I enjoyed them.  Thanks for  reminding me."

Jim Robertson, Berlin, Germany:  April 7, 2008

 

3.

George T Smith

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

George T Smith wrote:

Evening News Vans

"Have you or anyone else got a decent photograph of the shiny silver vans used by the Edinburgh Evening News?

I think they had, in embossed gold/brass  letters, 'NEWS' on each side.  They were certainly  distinctive."

George T Smith, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada:  April 7, 2008

 

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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