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Edinburgh Recollections

The Pentland Hills

The Pentland Hills lie beyond the City Bypass,
about 5-15 miles SW of the centre of Edinburgh.

 

Recollections

1.

Bob Wyllie

Brussels, Belgium

Thank you to Bob Wyllie who wrote asking a question.

Bob wrote:

Sphagnum Moss Question

"My mother was a young Leith lassie during the Great War.  She has told me how the children used to go up to the Pentland Hills on Sundays to collect Sphagnum moss for the war effort. It was used as a wound dressing

A Web search confirms that Sphagnum moss is or was a valuable pharmaceutical aid. Has anyone else heard of this children's war effort?"

Bob Wyllie, Brussels, Belgium:  August 25, 2008.

Answer?

If you'd like to send a reply to Bob, please email me then I'll pass on your message to him.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs:  August 26, 2008

 

Recollections

2.

Ian Thomson

Lake Maquarie, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Ian for sending me this photograph together with his recollections of fishing in Glencorse Reservoir in the Pentland Hills.

 Late-1940s

    Glencorse Reservoir in the Pentland Hills  -  Trout fishing

Ian wrote:

Glencorse Reservoir

"Here is an old postcard-size picture from my mother's album, taken around the late-1940s of my father fishing in Glencorse Reservoir in the Pentland Hills. 

This snap is on the south side,looking towards Edinburgh. It brings back memories of a fine Sunday walk over the hills to Colinton."

Trout Fishing

"Occasionally, with a Water Board Fishing Permit, we headed out on the SMT bus from St Andrew Square to Flotterstone, and  walked up to the reservoir where we had a boat for the day.

As a boy with plenty of energy, I was the chief rower.  If we were lucky, 2 brown trout were destined for the frying pan that night, not forgetting a refreshment at Flotterstone on the way home.

Neither dad nor I could swim a stroke at the time.  We both learned in later life, in Australia.

I look back with fond memories of these days, without a doubt one of the most beautiful spots in the Edinburgh district."

Ian Thomson, Lake Maquarie, New South Wales, Australia September 5, 2008

 

Recollections

3.

Ian Thomson

Lake Maquarie, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Ian for sending me more memories of time spent fishing for trout near the Pentland Hills.

Ian wrote:

Harperrig Reservoir

"I have happy memories of Harperring Reservoir, at the foot of the Pentland Hills, to the west of Balerno.  It was the source of the Water of Leith."

Cycle

"In the 1940s, Dad and I used to fish here on a summer's morn .  We use to bike up through Juniper Green, turn off just before Balerno on to the Lanark Road, past the Lang Wang, usually with a west wind blowing in our faces."

Trout

"The gate was on the left side.  Then we went then down to the caretaker's house.  There was no boat here.  We fished from the sides.  The wind blew most days, and the trout were hard to catch."

Return Home

"We came home in the evening on the bikes, absolutely starving, but still managed a stop at the Juniper Green pub, for Dad's pint while I sat outside with my lemonade.

There was hardly a car to be seen.  I tackled all the hills on my old Raleigh with 3-speed gear.  These were peaceful days, without the hustle of today."

Ian Thomson, Lake Maquarie, New South Wales, Australia September 10, 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