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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

Edinburgh New Town

Princes Street Gardens

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1.

Margaret Williamson
Moline, Illinois, USA

Shows for Kids

2.

Margaret Williamson
Moline, Illinois, USA

Shows for Kids

3.

Larry Fraser

Aircraft fuselage

4.

Larry Fraser

Aircraft fuselage

5.

Peter E Blair
Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Aircraft fuselage

 

Recollections

1.

Margaret Williamson (née Hay)

Moline, Illinois, USA

Thank you to Margaret Williamson who remembers:

Shows for Kids

"Before they started any of the shows for kids in Princes Street Gardens, everyone sang:

'When you cross the road by day or night
Beware of the danger that looms in sight.
Look first to your left and then to your right
And you'll never get run over.'

It was for all the kids to be careful while crossing the street, and I'm sure it helped a lot.  I know I used it.  I wonder if anyone else did."

Margaret Williamson (née Hay), Moline, Illinois, USA:  February 11, 2013

 

Recollections

2.

Margaret Williamson (née Hay)

Moline, Illinois, USA

Thank you to Margaret Williamson for writing again:

Margaret wrote:

Songs, Dance, Poetry

"During our summer school holidays, we could go to Princes Street Gardens.  They had a stage there for any of us who wanted to sing, dance or say poetry,

You had to go round the back and wait in line, where they took your name then called it when it was your turn to go up to the stage.  I went up to sing.  My favourite song was 'Bonnie Dundee'.  I came in 2nd.

Highland Dancing

There was a platform in front of the stage where they sometimes had Betty Brandon's Highland Dancers, or a 'Punch & Judy' show.

When it was over, me an' ma pals would head towards King's Stables Road, but just before that, there was an area of the castle rock that had a very large rock.  We used it as a slide.

We also did some climbing on the rocks and had great fun.  There was a park keeper there."

Margaret Williamson (née Hay), Moline, Illinois, USA:  February 11, 2013

 

Recollections

3.

Larry Fraser

Thank you to Larry Fraser who wrote:

Aircraft Fuselage

"I can remember going into Princes Street Gardens when I was about 3 to 6 years old and being taken through an aircraft fuselage, possibly near the Sir Walter Scott Monument in East Princes Street Gardens

This would have been around 1943 to 1946. 

That's all I can remember.  Does anybody know any more about this aircraft and when it would have been on display in Princes Street Gardens."

Lawrence (Larry) Fraser:  May 9, 2013

Reply for Larry Fraser?

If you think that you might be able to tell Larry any more about the aircraft fuselage that he remembers walking through,  please email me, then I'll pass on his email address to you, so that you'll be able to send a message to him.

               Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 11, 2013

 

Recollections

4.

Larry Fraser

Larry wrote again, adding:

Aircraft Fuselage

"I've been in touch with a girl I knew 55 yrs ago . She lived in Granton (I think) but then moved to The Inch where I lived.

She, too, remembers the aircraft  fuselage in Princess Street Gardens and that it was between the Walter Scott Monument and the Mound, but that's all.  At least I didn't imagine it!"

Lawrence (Larry) Fraser:  July 4, 2013

 

Recollections

5.

Peter E Blair

Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Thank you to Peter Blair who wrote

Aircraft Fuselage

"I came across Larry Fraser's Recollections 3 and 4 above while researching the same aircraft in East Prince's Street Gardens at the end of WWII.

If Larry has discovered any more information, or if anyone has a photograph of the aircraft, I would be grateful to hear about it and see it.

I must have been about the same age as Larry when I was taken to see it, somewhere between learning to walk and starting school, say 1944-47."

Heinkel III?

"I remember the aircraft as being a Heinkel III.  My Aunts seemed to think that it was the aircraft brought down near Humbie in 1943."

Bomber?

"However, I remember being fascinated by the fold down seats in the fuselage, which did not suggest that it was the bomber that they believed it might be.

If it was a later transport version, or converted as such later in the war or after, the date of its appearance in Edinburgh must have been post-1945.

On the other hand, I also remember its bomb bay doors opening on to what could only be a salvage campaign for tin cans.  When did that begin and end?"

Now at Hendon?

"At the moment, I'm inclined to believe that it was the same aircraft as is currently exhibited at the RAF Museum in Hendon, which was converted to a transport plane and was displayed at Farnborough in 1945 and at Whitehall in 1954 The aircraft seems to have moved around the country in between. Any further information or memories would be welcome."

Peter E Blair, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland:  October 28, 2014

 

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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