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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

Portobello High School

or Portobello Secondary School

 

Recollections

1.

Michael J Monteith

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Michael J Monteith, formerly of 20 Bingham Place, Portobello, moved to Canada in 1967 and is now living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Michael wrote:

Prestonfield Primary School

"When I lived in Edinburgh, I attended St John's Primary school in Portobello and then Holy Cross Academy

I studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristo Technical College and Napier College.  Both are now part of Edinburgh University.

I played golf at Duddingston Golf Club and soccer for Portobello United and Joppa Arsenal. I loved to go to Arthur's Seat, Portobello swimming pool and the Baths on Bath Street."

Questions

School Pals

"I am hoping to contact:

-  Harry Bryce

-  Arthur Burgess

-  Harry Smith

all from Portobello High School.

Can anybody tell me how to contact them?"

Michael J Monteith, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook, January 3, 2010.

Reply to Michael Monteith?

I don't have an email address for Michael, so if you'd like to send a message to him, please find his message in the EdinPhoto Guest Book on January 3, 2011, then post a reply below it.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 3, 2010

 

Recollections

2.

Douglas Bold

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Douglas Bold for posting this message below in the EdinPhoto guestbook:

Portobello then Australia

"I attended Towerbank school in 1941 and then on to Portobello secondary school.  I became a bricklayer by trade and left for Australia in 1963.  I joined the RAAF in 1967 and served 20 years.  I am a Vietnam vet, now retired.

I'd love to make contact with any old school mates."

Douglas Bold, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia:
Message posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook:   January 5, 2012

Recollections

3.

Ian A Kerr

Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England

Thank you to Ian A Kerr who wrote:

Portobello then Australia

"I was at Portobello High School for many years, and left when I was around 17/18 in 1962 or 1963 having, I believe, passed my Highers.

I remember:

-  Dorothy

-  Alex Curry

-  Charlie Burrows

-  Chris Bradford

to name but a few.

I was Captain of the 2nd Fifteen Rugby, then played for the 1st, and was a 6th Form Prefect.

Ian A Kerr, Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England:  August 31, 2014

Hi Ian:

Thanks for your message above.

Pictures

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures for you.

The closest I can get with pictures are these of Portobello Secondary School, but they were taken in the early-1950s, about a decade before you were at the school.

   Portobello Secondary School, Class 2B2  -  1952     Portobello Primary School Drama Group, most from class 2B2, on stage at the Gateway Theatre, Leith Walk  -  1952     Portobello School Class, early 1950s

Memories

The only memories of the school that I've received so far are the brief Recollections 1 and 2 above.  However, I've now added your comments as Recollections 3.

I hope that might encourage other former pupils of the school to contact me with their memories and photos from the school.  If anybody does contact me, I'll probably add what they send to this page.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  September 8, 2014

 

Recollections

4.

Ian A Kerr

Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England

Thank you to Ian A Kerr for writing again.

Ian wrote:

Memories

"As an old Porty man, the memories of the good times of your life , float back as one gets older.  Now 73 and retired from business life just a year ago , the memories of my younger days keep floating back."

Rugby

"I was at the old Portobello High School, leaving after taking my Highers.  I played rugby for the First Fifteen, then left in 1962 /63, my memory relating to which year is iffy.

However at the age of 16 , my parents had to move south linked to my father's profession. Thus, I was put into b&b with nice family in Bath Street to complete my schooling.  I then joined the old SMT on a management course for five year.  That served me well.

Flat at Joppa

"During that time, I shared a flat in Joppa with friends.  All were Porty rugby players and so life was a mix of rugby, golf and parties of good nature.

I was one of the first serving Officers of a newly formed Portobello FP Rugby Club, along with John Reid who was President."

Ian A Kerr, Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England:  7 January 2016

Reply to Ian?

Ian tells me that he is looking for some old pictures of the original school at Portobello, along with other relevant information.  He says:

"Memories from 1960 to 1975 would be great."

So, if you have any photos or memories that you think might be of interest to Ian, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on his email address to you.

      Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  21 January 2016

 

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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