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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

Edinburgh

Street Furniture

 

Recollections

1.

Jim Suddon

Morningside, Edinburgh

Thank you to Jim Suddon who wrote:

Drinking Fountains

"Several of Edinburgh's drinking fountains that have disappeared.

There was one at Mansfield Place beside the Traquair Centre. I have never seen it working as I was told the war stopped the parts being made.

There was one beside the Ross Fountain in Princes Street Gardens and, in fact, there were many such drinking fountains in Edinburgh.

They were still erecting them about the beginning of the 1960s. The last one I recall was at the junction of Waverley Bridge/Princes Street.  It was a large granite block in memory of Mr Gumley. He had been a prominent citizen of the town.

One of the reasons given for demise of the drinking fountains was vandalism and the other was that they were unhealthy.  I think their removal was sad as I am sure that people would use them now and save money on expensive bottled tap water."

Urinals

"There were cast iron urinals painted green at the top of Rodney Street opposite the junction with East Claremont Street.   They were actually set into the lower gardens of Bellevue Crescent. They had no hand-wash facilities."

Jim Suddon, Morningside, Edinburgh:  August 31, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

Thank you to Jim Suddon for sending his recollections above and (I hope) starting a little discussion on the subject of street furniture.

Drinking Fountains

"I remember seeing public drinking fountains in Inverleith Park and  Victoria Park.  I expect that, at one time, they would have been a feature of many of Edinburgh's parks.

There used to be a public drinking fountain on pillar that supports Greyfriar's Bobby - and a circular basin lower down, surrounding the pillar, for dogs to drink from.

Urinals

"There used to be urinals:

-  underground at Tollcross, close to where the clock now stands.

-  underground at the Grassmarket, close to the junction with West Bow

- underground, beneath the pavement in front of Register House at the East End of Princes Street.  I remember these being large, and remember walking over the glass tiles set in the pavement that let in light to the urinals.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 19, 2014

 

Recollections

3.

Gordon Wright

Barnton, Edinburgh

Thank you to Gordon Wright who wrote:

Gayfield Square

"At the top of Gayfield Square, on Leith Walk, there was:

 an ornate, cast Iron public urinal (Gents' Toilet)

-   a drinking fountain and

-   a horse trough.

I remember the coalmen, etc etc giving their horses a drink there."

Leith Street

"There were also Ladies' and Gents' toilets on Leith Street, opposite the Deep Sea and Central chip shops.  The Gents was underground and the Ladies, I believe, was above it.

Between the toilet entrances, there was a 'Dr Who?' police box, which seemed to hold about 300 policemen.  Amazing!"

Gordon Wright, Barnton, Edinburgh:  July 22, 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