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Picnics

and other excursions

 

Recollections

1.

Morag Catania

Thank you to Morag Catania who wrote:

Glasgow Coop Picnics

"My mother was born in Glasgow 1918.  She remembers the local co-op society annual picnics.  They cost 2p to attend. 

Those attending had to have a "tinny" (a tin cup tied around the neck with string or tape, or if well-off a ribbon).

They would have races, games, a sing-a-long. 

She said the best part was a bag of goodies, usually a Paris bun or Snowball, an apple and the tinny of milk.  

 I'm estimating the year at about 1926.

I don't know if Edinburgh did the same thing."

Morag Catania:  February 10, 2007

Question

Morag Catania asks:

"Do you know whether or not  Edinburgh Co-op organised similar picnics?

If you know, please e-mail me.   

Thank you.    - Peter Stubbs

Reply

Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland (who used to live in Edinburgh wrote:

"Your recollection by Morag Catania about Co-op picnics may have answered a question I have about an Edinburgh group (taken round about 1911-1912), which includes my grandfather and some other people.

Most of the men in the group, and from what I can see, some of the women too, are wearing ribbons on the left breast-side.

I had thought that this might be a Temperance Society or perhaps a 'Church do', as both my grandparents had 'taken the pledge', but Co-op Society picnics (and my grandparents were members of St Cuthbert's for a long time) could be the answer.

Mr and Mrs Gregor McLaren wearing ribbons for an excursion.  Who might have organised the excursion?

Here is a blow-up of the ribbons worn by Mr & Mrs Gregor McLaren of Gorgie that day. There's a strong chance, in any case that this accounts for the gathering

Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland, February 14, 2007

If you know anything about who might have organised excursions on which such ribbons were worn, please e-mail me, so that I can pass on the details to Phil. 

Thank you.    - Peter Stubbs: February 16, 2007

 

Recollections

2.

George T Smith

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

George T Smith, British Columbia added

Picnic to Spylaw Park

1930s

"Some good recollections are coming forth. It's the first time I had heard of a 'tinnie' at picnics for a long, long time.

I remember wearing one to a picnic in Spylaw Park some time just pre-war. I must have been a toff as mine was on a ribbon of some neutral colour; Boys with coloured ribbons would have been called 'Jessies'!

We went there by train from Slateford station, as far as I can remember, but what we got to drink in our tinnies I can not remember - probably Tizer, Edinburgh's answer to Irn Bru"

George T Smith, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada:  February 17, 2007

Recollections

3.

Iain C Purves

Waterdown, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to Iain C Purves who wrote:

Leith Provident Co-op

Picnic

"Just after 1945 and on for a few years, the boys and girls who delivered the milk and rolls for the Leith Provident Co-op wore coloured ribbons showing the Store colours of the Store they worked for.

We also were given: a brown paper bag with a Paris Bun, a sausage roll or a wee pie and an apple.

We were entertained in Musselburgh Town Hall on one occasion.  I believe it rained hard that time.

Another time we were taken to Dunbar and enjoyed races, games etc."

Iain C Purves, Waterdown, Ontario, Canada:  October 26, 2011

 

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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