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Where was this photo taken?

Char-a-bancs and tourists


Char-a-bancs  -  Where are they? ... and When?

Char-a-Bancs  -  22 May 1921  -  Where was this photograph taken?

  Reproduced by courtesy Lothian Buses plc




Where and when was this photo taken?

The photograph above may have been taken on 22 May 1921, the same day as photos below of char-a-bancs beside the National Galleries at the Foot of the Mound and at Princes Street.

It was found amongst other photos taken on that date.

But where was the photograph above taken?

Char-a-Bancs at the National Galleries at the Foot of the Mound Char-a-Bancs at the National Galleries at the Foot of the Mound  -  close-up
National Galleries National Galleries



Thank you to Neil Lawrence who provided the answer.  Neil wrote:

Char-a-Bancs on 22 May 1922  -  Where are they?

"This photograph above appears in new book on Edinburgh about Edwin Catford, who worked for the old Edinburgh Corporation transport department."

The caption in the book reads:

"In June 1923, the [Edinburgh] Traffic Department  held the first of its annual staff drives.  The hardy souls travelled from Shrubhill to Perth in these three solid-tyred charabancs.

The outward journey was via Stirling, Milnathort and Glenfarg; the return via Crief and Dunblane (remember this was a pleasure outing!).

A lunch stop was made in Perth where OEC took this photograph at the entrance to the station.  His two sons travelled with the party, and can just be seen at the left-hand end of the second last seat of the furthest charabanc.  His wife is in the same row."

Neil Lawrence, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh:  October 1, 2007




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