Mills - 1865
was held on 16 September 1865. It was the last EPS outing of the
locality selected was Stenhouse Mills, to which place the members
proceeded in a van.
members mustered at 10 o’ clock.
arrived at the spot at about 12 o’clock, two Smarts tents were erected
after which the members indulged in a luncheon ... ... and tested the
quality of a cask of bitter beer, which one of the members, according to
his custom on such occasions, liberally provided.
area … in a photographic sense could hardly have been better, containing
… ... at lest a dozen exquisite bits within an area of fifty
party included four dry-plate and three wet-collodion men, amongst whom
was Mr Chapman with his new camera.
Chapman takes a bottle of collodion in his pocket, the plate box strapped
on his shoulder and the camera which is a square box not much larger than
the size of a plate in one hand, and the tripod in the other - and that is
five o’ clock, the van made its appearance, intimating that it was time
to go; but the light was then so good that the members kept on working for
another hour and finished up with a group of the whole party which Mr
Musgrave executed in his usual excellent style.
The members reached
Edinburgh at about eight o’ clock, each apparently more delighted than