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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

Tollcross Primary School

 

Recollections

1.

Margaret Ballentyne
(née McGillivray)

Thank you to Margaret McGillivray who wrote:

Teachers and Pupils

"I stayed at 9 Brandfield Street until I was nine, then we moved to  Easter Drylaw Avenue.  I went to Tollcross school in 1949.

-   My teachers were .

Miss McLeod and (I think) Miss Lee

-  I remember:

-  Anne Barlow

-  Margaret Wilson

-  Sheena Grant

-  The Strickland Twins

-  Margaret Begbie

-  Margo Anderson

-  Peter Taylor

-  Ian Downie

-  Georgina Wine

-  Alex Stout (I think)

Margaret Ballentyne, (née McGillivray):  June 1, 2011

 

Recollections

2.

Catherine Jamieson

San Diego, California, USA

Thank you to Catherine Jamieson, San Diego, California, USA, who wrote

School until 1957

"I lived in 6 Spittal Street, next to Edinburgh Castle, and went to Tollcross Primary School then Darroch Secondary School (Headmaster, Mr Wilson) until 1957.

Friends and Teachers

My friends at Tollcross Primary were Ann Gardner and Janet McLaren.

The Headmaster was Mr Manson, then Mr Irvine.

Mr Hoddinot was a teacher at Tollcross  -  scary!

Miss Coates and Miss Cuthbert were teachers there

Remember Me?

I return to Edinburgh every two years.  I'm sad to see the changes, but glad to see that some things are still the same.

I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers those times, or was in my classes."

Catherine Jamieson, San Diego, California, USA:  June 14, 2012

Reply to Catherine?

If you'd like to send a reply to Catherine, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on her email address to you so that you can contact her.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 14, 2012

 

Recollections

3.

Catherine Jamieson

San Diego, California, USA

Thank you to Catherine Jamieson, San Diego, California, USA, for writing again, this time posting her message in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Catherine wrote:

Tollcross School

then

Darroch School

"I attended Tollcross Primary School up to the mid-1950s, then Darroch Secondary School until 1958.  Does anyone remember me?

Memories

"I lived near the Usher Hall on Spittal Street. I remember:

The West End Cafe

The Shakespeare, next to the Lyceum Theater.  It's still there.

-   The Manhatten.

The Cameo Theater.

-  Theand King's Theater, near Tollcross.

The Meadows.

The pld Royal Infirmary where I was a patient with Scarlet Fever.

Simpsons Maternity Hospital where my son was born.

-  The museum on Chamber Street.  All the teenagers would hang out there on Sunday.

The dancing in Princess Street Gardens.

The Grassmarket, when it was a scary place.

The Art College.

I have so many memories.  I'm going back home to Edinburgh on April 30,  My family is still living there.

Catherine Jamieson, San Diego, California, USA:  June 14, 2012

 

Recollections

4.

Irene Buttershaw (née Loch)

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Thank you to Irene Buttershaw who wrote:

Tollcross School

"I found it very interesting to read about Tollcross School I went to that schoolI guess I started when I was 5 years old.  That would have been 1948.

I lived in Upper Grove Place, Edinburgh.  I don't remember too much about going to Tollcross School.  All that I remember is that I had a friend, Jennifer"

Emigration to Australia

"I would have gone on to Darroch High School if I had stayed in Scotland., but I left Scotland and emigrated with my parents to NSW Australia.

Watching Edinburgh Tattoo on TV tonight made me think of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle again

I  spent lots of time at the castle and Princess Street, but my only memories of education are of my education in Australia.  My parents no longer alive, so  I have no one to refresh my memories."

Irene Buttershaw (née Loch), Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia:  January 2, 2015

 

Recollections

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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