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Frank Forsgard Manclark SLM

'The Leith Artist'

Leith Sands and the Martello Tower    -    1936

Painting by Frank Forsgard Manclark, 'The Leith Artist'   -   Leith Sands and the Martello Tower

©   Frank Forsgard Manclark, Edinburgh.        With acknowledgement to Frank Manclark and Joe Moracen.

Comments

1.

Leith Sands and the Martello Tower

Family Group

This painting is of a group of the Moracen family on the Leith Sands.  It  was painted by Frank Manclark, from two photographs of Joe Moracen's family,  taken on Leith Sands.

Joe’s Moracen's father worked for the Leith shipbuilders, Ramage & Ferguson,  making model ships until the 1930s.  Joe was a regular visitor to Leith Sands and to West Pier, Leith.

'Tally Tower'

This painting is based on a couple of Jerome photographs of Leith Sands, taken in the mid-1930s.  The figure at the front of the group is Joe Moracen. 

The Martello Tower, known as the 'Telly Tower', is in the background.

When this photograph was taken, the Martello Tower was in the open sea, off Leith Sands, but this whole area was brought within Leith Docks when the breakwaters were built around Leith's Western Harbour.

The Martello Tower is now within the secure area of the docks, not normally accessible to the public, a short distance to the east of the main harbour entrance.  However, this area should become accessible again as new housing is built in the docks.

 

Comments

2.

Martello Tower

Thank you to Keith Miller who wrote:

Access

"I was interested to read your description of the Martello Tower on the Western breakwater of Leith Docks.

Painting by Frank Forsgard Manclark, 'The Leith Artist'   -   Leith Sands and the Martello Tower ©

I walked to it earlier this week and although you are correct in saying it lies within the 'secure/restricted' area of the docks, it's actually easily and legally accessible by walking along the foreshore from Seafield. You can get to within 10 meters of it, walking along the top of the breakwater wall."

Condition

"It really is disgraceful that the commercial and operational activities around the tower are encroaching so close to it.  It's a pretty squalid setting (like the vile foreshore reclaimed by dumping thousands of tons of building waste over Leith's sands)

Both need some attention from SEPA (Scottish Environment Protection Agency) and Historic Scotland in my view."

Keith Miller, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland:  November 20, 2009

   

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Sally Falconer (née Murray)

Rosyth, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to Sally Falconer for sending me this photo of her, as a girl, standing in front of the Martello Tower, Leith.  The tower used to be on Leith Sands, but is now within Leith Docks.

Sally Murray

standing in front of the Martello Tower, Leith

Painting by Frank Forsgard Manclark, 'The Leith Artist'   -   Leith Sands and the Martello Tower

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sally Falconer (née Murray) - the girl in this photo.

 

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Leith  Docks

 

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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