Edinburgh 'Then' and 'Now'

Mayfield Gardens

Newington

Around 1940s?

Mayfield Gardens  -  Newington Station  -  Tram

  Reproduced by courtesy Lothian Buses plc

2007

Photograph by Sarah Dalrymple, Edinburgh  -  2007  -  Mayfield Gardens and Newington Station

  Copyright: Sarah Dalrymple, Edinburgh

 

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Photo -  Around 1940s?

This is a view looking towards the centre of Edinburgh from Newington Station - a station on Edinburgh's southern suburban railway line.  The line is now closed to passenger traffic.

The traffic in this picture suggests to me that it might have been taken around the 1940s.

The buildings  appear very similar today [2003] ,  including the low building with small turret behind at the extreme left of the photo, now belonging to the Royal Blind School, Scottish Braille Press.  The tram lines and cobbles have gone, and the traffic looks a little different today.

The long straight road, vanishing into the distance in this view, is Mayfield Gardens leading to the north into Minto Street, Newington Road, South Clerk Street then Nicolson Street, past Edinburgh University into South Bridge

 Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Edinburgh University and South Bridge

 then North Bridge which joins the East End of Princes Street.

 Tower Wagons on the North Bridge  -  North British Hotel in the background

 

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Photo  -  2007

Thank you to Sarah Dalrymple, Edinburgh, for taking this recent photo from the same location.  This is one of several photos that Sarah has taken, comparing Edinburgh 'Then' and 'Now'.  Sarah's photos have been added to the Flickr web site.

-  If you click on this Flickr link it should take you to a page showing  Sarah's photos.

-  Then you can click on the individual photos to enlarge them and read the comments that people have written about them.

 

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