Links to Other Pages

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

 

Royal Mail

Pillar Boxes

 

Recollections

1.

Lilian Young

Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA

Thank you to Lilian Young who wrote:

Guarding the Pillar Boxes

"I remember the letter boxes - we used to call them pillar boxes. I recall that when our present Queen took the title of Elizabeth II there was some feelings against the II ** and several pillar boxes were damaged so postal workers were set to guard them

My Uncle, the late Charles Edward Hercus, was assigned as a guard for one of the hated "II" boxes and we were so afraid that he would be hurt, but fortunately for us he was okay"

Lilian Young, Hamilton Square, New Jersey, England:  :  March 26, 2012

**  QEII Pillar Boxes

I've added a brief note about the "Queen Elizabeth I .v. Queen Elizabeth II" controversy at the end of the page that you'll be taken to if you click on this thumbnail image:

Dundas Street, Pillar Box and Cars  -  November 2010

Thank you to Rodney Marshall for sending me an article by Chris Williams (published in the Letter Box Study Group Newsletter, Summer 2011) about the first pillar box to be installed in Scotland with a QEII cypher.  This box was at The Inch, Newington, Edinburgh.

Here are some brief extracts from the article

-  The pillar box was unveiled in a ceremony on Nov 18, 1952.

-  The service was reported the following day in the Glasgow Herald

-  The Scottish Covenant Association (SCA) objected to the numeral 'II'.

-   By 30 Nov, tar had been smeared on the box, obscuring the II.

-  On 6 Dec, an envelope containing gelignite was posted in the box.

-  On 9 Dec, an SCA spokesman condemned illegal activities at the box.

-  On 7 Feb the box received several blows with a 7 lb hammer.

-  On 10 Dec, the door and cypher were repaired, and the box replaced.

-  On 12 Dec, the box was destroyed by a gelignite bomb; no injuries.

-  On 14 Dec, a replacement box, without the QEII cypher was installed.

-  From around Sep 1953, a new design of pillar box began to be installed in Scotland.  This had a Scottish Crown, but no QEII cypher.

Acknowledgement:  Rodney Marshall, Luton, Bedfordshire, England:  June 8, 2011

 

Recollections

2.

Will Steel

Leeds, Wet Yorkshire, England

Will Steel wrote:

Question

Gilmerton, Edinburgh

Pillar Box Bombing

"I am producing a short film for BBC's 'The One Show' about the pillar box war, following the change of the insignia on post boxes in Scotland in 1952.  The filming is planned for February 14, 2013.

The film will focus on the bombing of the pillar box in Gilmerton Road in Edinburgh, and I am trying to find people who remember this.

Do you know anyone who might remember this attack?  Any archive relating to this incident and to the pillar box war as a whole would be wonderful.

Will Steel:  Real Live Media Productions Ltd., Leeds, West Yorkshire, England:
January 15+16, 2013

Reply to Will Steel?

If you think you might be able to help Will with his research and would like to contact him, please email me, then I'll pass his email address on to you.

Will Steel:  Real Live Media Productions Ltd., Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

 

Recollections

3.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds for being the first person to send a reply to Will Steel's Question in 'Recollections 2' above.

Alan wrote:

"Hi there Will!

I don't recall any exact reportage of the incident, but I do remember the Nationalist song that was around at the time, called 'The Scottish Break Away'.

It began:

'Elizabeth, Elizabeth the wan
Elizabeth oor Queen
How can there be a second Liz
When the first yin's never been.'

I think that Alex Campbell recorded a version of it but my favourite was sung in an upstairs room in The World's End pub, High Street, Edinburgh.  (That was long before the World's End murders.)

The song (or at least a verse of it) would make a nice sound-track to your film."

 Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

I've now passed on Allan Dodds' reply above to Will Steel.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 16, 2013

 

Recollections  -  More Pages

Recollections  -   Contributors

  

__________________

 

Links to Other Pages

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