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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

  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

 

Recollections

Radio Programmes

 

Recollections

1.

Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

Thank you to Frank Ferri, now living in Newhaven, Edinburgh, for sending me these memories of radio (or wireless) programmes that he listened to in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Frank wrote:

Music

"There were daily broadcasts of Housewives Choice or the American Services network, AFN, from Germany and on a Sunday there was Family Favourites and Radio Luxemburg record program.

These were the only popular music programs of the time."

Drama

I remember:

- Dragnet, the American police crime drama series, featuring Jack Webb, a brilliant thriller.

- Dick Barton Special Agent with his two accomplices Snowy and Jock.

-  Into Battle, a series of war stories and (best of all)

- 'This is Your Story Teller, The Man In Black' narrated by Valentine Dyle, the man with the deep frightening voice who told stories of murder and mystery."

Coal Fire

"I remember baby sitting my wee brother whilst my parents went off visiting relatives, banking up the fire with the precious coal and turning out the lights.

You saw the shadows of the flickering fire make weird forms and shapes on the walls and ceiling.  With that, and the noise of the draft coming from under the door, listening to these horror stories accompanied with the atmosphere of self inflicted fear would make anybody’s flesh crawl, let alone that of a child.

My parents would quietly return, thinking we would be in bed and frighten us with their sudden entry. Then came a big rollicking for not being in our beds and having too much coal on the fire."

Church

"My father, a regular church goer, would call me in the morning to go to 10.00 AM Mass.  If I didn’t go with him, on his return, if I was listening to Family Favourites (the only source of radio popular music) he would switch the radio off in anger as my punishment."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  April 11, 2008

 

 Recollections

2.

Patricia Rand (née Tinney)

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to Patricia Rand, née Tinney, now living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, for sending her memories below.

Patricia wrote:

Radio Programmes

"Do you remember the days before we all got TV?

Do you remember:

-  trying to tune into Radio Luxemburg so we could get a blast of American Pop?

-  that great detective series every night after tea, 'Dick Barton'?

-  Sundays with family socials, listening to Bing Crosby and an American girl called Gale Storm, with the ladies doing their weekly darning on that mushroom-shaped sock holder?  No sock darning these days!"

At Home

"There wasn't a lot of cash to spare, but the bairns sure ha a good time.  I have rich memories of great coal-burning fires and fresh linen table cloths.  What we lost to Formica!

My mother would not drink tea out of anything but a china cup.  She said i made the tea taste better - and she was right."

Patricia Rand, née Tinney Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook, November 7, 2009

 

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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