Thank you also to Douglas Beath of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia for confirming the location to be near
the zoo at Corstorphine. Douglas added:
"The railway-looking billboards would
have belonged to nearby
Pinkhill Station, and the lost front gardens were a consequence of
road widening for electric tramway extension.
Also the overhead wire feeder point would have
been from the inter-suburban cable from Robertson Avenue substation.
DLG Hunter's book p.188 enables us to date the photo at c.1923.
Incidentally DLG lived nearby, on the slope west of the zoo.
the obviously newly-built wall was of the pattern for road-widening of the
time : you can see the same in Ferry Road from Arboretum Road to Crewe
Toll from the widening work ready for the never-finished 1939 tramway
Douglas Beath, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia