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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

  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

Normal Practising

Primary School

(Episcopal)

Orwell Place, Dalry, Edinburgh

1.

George Ritchie
North Gyle, Edinburgh

-  Teachers

2.

George Ritchie
North Gyle, Edinburgh

-  School Dinners

-  School Writing

 

Recollections

1.

George Ritchie

North Gyle, Edinburgh

Thank you to Gordon for sending me his recollections of the school that he attended in Orwell Place, Dalry.

For more of Gordon's recollections of living in Dalry, please click on this link:  Dalry

Normal Practising School

Teachers

"My school from 1945 until 1952 was in Orwell Place, Dalry, next to Dalry House.  It was staffed with dedicated Gentlewoman teachers.

I remember:

Miss Simmons was the Head

Miss Munro the Deputy Head

- Miss Ferguson was my favourite teacher.  Her top floor south-facing classroom was bright, and she let me be one of the class story tellers."

George Ritchie, North Gyle, Edinburgh:  August 18, 2014 (2 emails) + September 15, 2014

 

Recollections

2.

George Ritchie

North Gyle, Edinburgh

Thank you to Gordon Ritchie who wrote:

School Dinners

"I remember the Orwell Place School circa 1950.

The School Dinners were ghastly, particularly the potatos.  They arrived in big aluminum churns and the smell that permeated the whole building, I can only describe as being like boiled rotten cabbage. - ugh!."

School Writing

"About that time, the class were all given a ballpoint pen (Biro), but Miss Smart (always the traditionalist) would not let us use it because she said it would lead to sloppy and bad handwriting.

I liked writing on the slate boards with the slate pencils. Mistakes were easily rubbed out.

Later, we graduated to pen and ink, using the inkwell on the desk."

Rationing

"Of course, it was just after the end of the Second World War and rationing was in full force I can remember not seeing a banana till I was about seven years old - but there were few overweight children."

George Ritchie, North Gyle, Edinburgh: September 1, 2014

 

Recollections

3.

Gary Tennant

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Thank you to Gary Tennant who wrote:

School Dinners

"I Lived in Caley Crescent in the 1960s and 1970s.  It was the best childhood you could ever ask for.

I used to arrive early at Normal Primary School to help the Janitor.  He'd give me a free bottle of milk.

I remember:

-  Miss Beltoski.  She would give me the belt every second day for passing wind.

-  Lydia and her huge family.

-  giving Billy' a jigsaw to play with.

-  The Universal Store

-  The Nimosa Cafe

-   R S McColl

-   Quo Vadis' chippy

-  Cafe Maria

-  McCulloch's

-  Bruce's Record Shop

-  47thboys brigade at St Bride's

They were tough times but really happy places!"

Gary Tennant:  3 June 2017

 

 

Gorgie Recollections

All Recollections

 

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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