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Pennywell

North Edinburgh, between Silverknowes
and West Pilton, close to the Firth of Forth

 

Recollections

1.

Graeme Charles Munro

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Graeme wrote:

War Years

"I remember living in Pennywell during the 'war years.  We had backgreen concerts and gas lamps in the street, and in the house.  I remember:

the army barracks along the road, firing big guns at planes, and the shock going right through our bodies.

-   all the people in the street waving at a plane in 1942;  they thought it was British when it was actually a Junkers.

-  my dad lifting off his helmet, as a fire warden, to stoke his hair flat, putting his helmet on again and finding a piece of shrapnel burying inside it."

Firth of Forth

"As kids, we roamed the seafront, and found huge boxes washed up on the beach due to ships getting sunk.

We went  down to Leith to see the five U-boats down there, when peace was declared.  I wondered where all the men were who were on them

I remember my Dad, building the gun emplacements on Cramond Island, and having to wade through three feet of water, of a turning tide to cross there."

Easter Drylaw Drive

"We lived at 47 Easter Drylaw Drive for nearly a year.  Our milk came for the local Hastie Farm, just up from us.  Mrs Hastie made us treacle toffee for taking empty bottles to her."

 The rents at Easter Drylaw Drive went up twice, so my mother decided to put her name down for a house across the street, and we ended up in 6 Ferry Road Gardens

Funnily enough, all the children whom we had made friends in Drylaw, all came up with the same story eventually... 'My Mum said I wasn't to play with you any more', as if we had shifted from the supposed 'upper crust' to the scrubbies across the street.   Edinburgh at its best!  We used to fight pitch battles with the boys over there as the years went on, in anger."

Davidson's Mains

"We went to Davidson's Mains school, and Sunday School there.  I remember buns from the baker at the end of the street.

I remember the garage in Quality Street, that played radio music, at full pitch.  The only man to own a car was the local councilor."

Graeme Charles Munro, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia:  October 31+ November 29, 2007

 

Recollections

2.

David Ross

Granton, Edinburgh

Thank you to David Ross who wrote

Crewe Toll and Pennywell

"Crew Toll was a place where drovers from Leith Docks had to bring their cattle, horses and other animals to get them up North.  It was a good road for them, but once they reached Crewe Toll, they had to pay a toll for each head of animals for the use of the road.

 Then they had to get water for their animals before heading north.  That was done at Penny Well, the last watering hole from the Docks until they got them much further north.  They  paid a penny per head with a discount for large numbers of animals.  The name 'Penny for the Well' soon got changed to Pennywell.

Later, the railways started moving cattle etc to the North."

David Ross, Granton, Edinburgh:  15 November 2015

 

 

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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