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Rose Street

A narrow street that runs parallel to Princes Street in Edinburgh New Town

 

Recollections

1.

Ralph Fusco

Colinton, Edinburgh

Thank you to Ralph Fusco who wrote:

Asa Wass

The Shop

"I've read previous entries on your edinphoto web site concerning Asa Wass,  especially the one from Asa's great-grandson Ken Miller, and your own  letter in tonight's Evening News yesterday.

 I can confirm that there was an Asa  Wass 'shop' in Rose Street around 1949 - early 50's when I lived  there.

Obviously, it would not be Mr. Miller's great-grandfather (who arrived in Edinburgh 1860) who ran the shop then, but may have been one of his sons."

Bottles and Clothes

"I was born in 1943 at 112 Rose Street, above  'Scarlets Pub'.  I  remember, from the age of 6 or 7,  being sent  frequently by my mother  to 'Asi Wassi's'  (as we kids pronounced it) to hand over empty bottles or old clothes in exchange for badly needed pennies."

Inside the Shop

"The  'shop' was about 4 or 5 stairs along, on the same side from my home, so  would be about number 120 or 122 Rose Street.  It was actually a first -floor flat in a slum tenement like mine at 112.

I only recall seeing one big room, just inside the door of the flat, and the bare wooden floor, covered from wall to wall with hundreds of empty upright bottles and a large pile of rags in one corner of the room."

Moving the Goods

"I think these stockpiles were regularly moved from Rose Street originally by horse  and cart and later by lorry, but I've no idea to where they were all  taken to!"

Visiting the Shop

"Visiting the strange old man up 'Asi Wassi's' stair in Rose Street  with other 6 or 7 year-old pals was a scary, but exciting, adventure for us boys in those days."

Ralph Fusco, Colinton, Edinburgh:  September 2, 2008

 

Recollections

2.

Ralph Fusco

Thank you to Ralph Fusco who wrote:

Blue Sun

"By  sheerest  coincidence, while leafing through the items about  Asa Wass on your website, I spotted the one about the blue sun in 1950 and the entry by Bob Wright of Inverness who was in Rose Street when  it occurred.

 Can you believe that, at that very time, some pals (7 year olds) and I were lying on our backs on the pavement in Rose Street staring up at the sun and watching the same phenomenon, not far from where Bob Wright would have been."

Ralph Fusco:  September 2, 2008

Recollections

3.

Edith Caulfield

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Edith Caulfield posted this message in the EdinPhoto guest book:

Question

Ice Cream Shop

"Does anyone remember the name of the Ice Cream Store on Rose Street between Castle Street and Frederick Street?

I lived on Castle Street and can remember going along Rose Street for Ice cream."

Edith Caulfield, Toronto, Ontario, Canada:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book, Dec 12, 2010

Recollections

4.

Tom Finlayson-Smith

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Tom Finlayson-Smith wrote

Reply

Ice Cream Shop

"The name of the ice cream shop was Di Marco. (I think that's the correct spelling.)  They also sold meals in their Café section.  e.g. fish and chips.

I lived in Rose Street, above the Kenilworth Pub and moved to Castle Street when I was 18."

Tom Finlayson-Smith, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia:  December 18, 2010

 Recollections

5.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Allan Dodds wrote

Milnes Bar

"I used to frequent Milnes Bar (on the corner of Hanover Street and Rose Street) in the 1960s.  It was a hotbed of political discussion and artistic endeavour."

Literati

"We used to sit at a table next to the literati of the day:

 George Mackay Brown,

 Sorley McLean,

Hugh McDermaid,

George Mackay Brown,

-  Sidney Goodsir Smith,

-  Ian Crichton Smith,

Alan Bold,

 and of course there were ourselves, aspiring but regrettably failed poets of the day!"

Beethoven

"One of my best recollections is of whistling movements from Beethoven's Pastoral symphony alternately with one of the august group during the course of a drinking session.

Regrettably, we never progressed socially from this and I never got to know which of the poets he was.  But it sounded good, impromptu and with no rehearsals.

Sandy Moffat

Sandy Moffat was then an undergraduate friend who attended Edinburgh College of Art, and I see from the internet that he painted a very good picture of the leading poets of the time, exactly as I myself remember them.

Understandably, I do not appear in his picture, but I don't altogether hold it against him as I was a complete nonentity at the time!

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  January 13, 2011

 Recollections

6.

Dorothy Finlay (née Cossar)

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Thank you to Dorothy Finlay for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guest book.

Dorothy wrote:

Scott's Bar

"For a time, I worked in the Roxburghe Hotel in Charlotte Square, as a waitress.  If we had an early finish we'd head for a nighcap to Rose Street where there was a pub called Scott's;  I beleive she was the owner.

She had steel grey hair, cut in a bob. She sat at the bar and refused to serve any ladies who didn't have a male escort.

Is the pub still there?"

Dorothy Finlay (née Cossar), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook:  March 4, 2012

Scott's Bar

I think it would probably have been around 1960 before emigrating to Australia, when  Dorothy worked at The Roxburghe Hotel and visited Scott's Bar.

Yes, Scott's Bar is still at 202 Rose Street, just round the corner from the Roxburghe Hotel.

Peter Stubbs:  Edinburgh:  March 4, 2012

 

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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