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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

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Talk to Broughton History Society  -  Monday 9 February 2015                                                            Introduction

1

Newhaven

    Postcard  -  Castle Series  -  Newhaven

2

Leith

Lothian Buses  -  Terminus  -  Ocean Terminal  -  Route 1

3

Stockbridge

    Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  St Bernard's Well beside the Water of Leith at Stockbridge

4

Canonmills

    Canonmills Clock, and Looking to the NW along Inverleith Row from the junction with Brandon Terrace  -  Christmas Eve, 2009

5

Broughton History

Broughton Tolbooth

6

Broughton Maps

Broughton Ward (1995-2007)    -  1904 Ainslie Map  

7

Broughton
Recollections

    Duncan's Chocolates  -  Albion van and  Andrew Beveridge Douglas

8

Broughton
Transport

St Cuthbert's Milk Deliveries  -  January 1985

9

Broughton
Work

The Lady Haig Poppy Factory, Warriston, Edinburgh - Photo taken January 2015

10

Broughton
Churches

    St Mary's RC Cathedral, beside the roundabout at the top of Broughhton Street, Edinburgh

11

Broughton
Shops

    Inside Joey D's shop at 54 Broughton Street, 2015

12

Broughton
Bars

'Basement Bar', 10A + 12A Broughton Street   -  Photo taken 2015

  

Canonmills

Canonmills Clock and Inverleith Row on Christmas Eve 2009

Canonmills Clock, and Looking to the NW along Inverleith Row from the junction with Brandon Terrace  -  Christmas Eve, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs

 

Maps and Aerial View

1844 Map

showing Canonmills Loch and the Water of Leith

1925 Map

showing the Gas Works bordering the Water of Leith

Peter Stubbs  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk for permission to reproduce

2001 Aerial View

showing the Tanfield House to the north of  the Water of Leith

  Copyright: XYZ Digital Map Company LimitedClick here for details of web site.

 

 

Canonmills

Near the Clock and beside the Bridge over the Water of Leith

Beside the Water of Leith
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Road Signs

This photo was taken from the upper deck of a No 8 bus as it passed through Canonmills, heading towards Goldenacre.

Warriston Road (on the left) leads to Lady Haig's Poppy Factory.  Canonmills (on the right) leads, after a few yards to the
New Apartments built in the 1990s on the site of Clark's Stoneworks and, across the road, the Esso Petrol Service station

Road signs at a junction near the Canonmills Clock

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photograph taken 23 January 2015

Beside the Water of Leith
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More signs - including cows leading the way to the car park

Canonmills  -  Signs near Canonmills Clock  -  including one with cows leading the way to the car park

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Photograph taken January 20, 2015

Beside the Water of Leith
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Earthy  -  Fresh Food Shop and Restaurant beside the Water of Leith

I first remember this building as being a ship's chandlers when I lived in Edinburgh in the mid-1960s.  It was useful to me as I was then sailing a dinghy from Cramond.  Later it was used by a business selling  fireplaces.  It is now a popular restaurant with a shop selling fresh food.  However, I believe that there are plans for apartments to be built on the site.

Earthy Fresh Food shop and Restaurant  -  with a cow and hay outside

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photograph taken April 11, 2012

Beside the Water of Leith
4.

Earthy  -  Entrance to the Shop and Restaurant

Earthy Fresh Food shop and Restaurant, Canonmills  -  The Entrance

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken January 9, 2015

Beside the Water of Leith
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Earthy  -  Counter

Earthy Fresh Food shop and Restaurant, Canonmills  -  The Counter

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken January 9, 2015

Beside the Water of Leith
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Earthy  -  Fresh Bread for sale

Earthy Fresh Food shop and Restaurant, Canonmills  -  Fresh Bread

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken January 9, 2015

Beside the Water of Leith
7.

Earthy  -  Wine for sale

Earthy Fresh Food shop and Restaurant  -  Wine for sale

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photograph taken January 9, 2015

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The Railway Yard

Between Scotland Street Tunnel and the tunnel
beneath Rodney Street and Broughton Road

Railway Yard
1.

Railway Yard to the north of Scotland Street

Railways in North Edinburgh  -  Scotland Street Coal Yard

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Yuill                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photographer not known

Railway Yard
2.

Railway Yard to the north of Scotland Street

Railways in North Edinburgh  -  Scotland Street Coal Yard, converted to a children's playground

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Yuill                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photographer not known

Railway Yard
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North British Railway Loco No.1, built in 1870, emerges from the southern end of Rodney Street Tunnel in 1904

The railway from North Bridge Station in Princes Street to Granton originally ran through the tunnel beneath Scotland Street then through this tunnel.

 An engine emerges from the southern end of Rodney Street Tunnel  -  1904

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the John Alsop Collection

 

 

Clark's Stonemasons

About to close and become a
Christmas Tree Warehouse

for a few years, then to become
Rented Apartments

Canonmills
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Clark, Stonemasons  -  Outside  -  1991

Clark Stonemasons  -  Canonmills, Edinburgh  -  1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photograph taken 14 February 1991

Canonmills
2.

Clark, Stonemasons  -  Inside  -  1991

Clark Stonemasons  -  Canonmills, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                               Black + white image from a colour slide.  Photograph taken 14 February 1991

Canonmills
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Clark, Stonemasons  -  Inside  -  Working at the Lathe  -  1991

Clark Stonemasons  -  Canonmills, Edinburgh  -  at the lathe

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                          Photograph taken 14 February 1991

Canonmills
4.

Christmas Tree Warehouse  -  Outside.  Not much remains of the roof!  -  December 1995

Canonmills  -  Christmas Tree Warehouse

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken 17 December 1995

Canonmills
5.

Christmas Tree Warehouse  -  Inside

December 1995

Christmas Tree Warehouse at Canonmills  -  December 1995

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                             Photograph taken 17 December 1995

Canonmills
6.

Christmas Tree Warehouse  -  Inside

December 1995

Christmas Tree Warehouse at Canonmills  -  December 1995

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                Photograph taken 17 December 1995

Canonmills
7.

The whole building is now being demolished ... -   June 1996

Demolition of the building previously used by Clark Stonemasons then as a Christmas Tree Warehouse  -  June 1996

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                         Photograph taken June 1996

Canonmills
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... but the Christmas Tree Warehouse returns  -  December 1996

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                               Photograph taken 1 December 1996

Canonmills
9.

The site, redeveloped as Apartments for Short Term Renting

2006

Canonmills Court Apartments  -  Photographed 2006

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken 6 March 2006:  1.48pm

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The south side of the road 'Canonmills'

Canonmills is the name of the road that leads east then SE towards Broughton

Canonmills
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Buildings on the south side of Canonmills, where the Esso Petrol Station now stands.

Tenements and Pub at 7-21 Canon Mills  -  on the site where Canonmills Service Station now stands

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Royal Commission on Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)                    Photographer:  Francis M Crystal

 

Recollections

Les Braby, Scottish Borders, wrote:

"There was apparently a fire in those tenements at some stage, and my Father as a boy of 8 or 9-years-old saved his the life of his sister, Mary, by rescuing her, for which he was awarded an Andrew Carnegie Silver Watch."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England wrote:

"I'm pretty sure that the whitewashed building below the landing on the building on the left of this photo was a fish and chip shop.  My parents used to send me there to buy a poke of chips for 2d in the 1950s!"

Canonmills
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What a lot of blue  -  and a few bits of red!

Canonmills Clock, and Looking to the NW along Inverleith Row from the junction with Brandon Terrace  -  Christmas Eve, 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken June 30, 2012

Canonmills
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Evening at the Petrol Station  -  Photo taken with a fisheye lens

There is little distortion in the lorry. car and shop (because most of the straight lines head approximately for the centre of the photo.)

There is a lot of distortion in the petrol pumps at the right (because the vertical straight lines there are close to the edge of the photo.)

Esso Petrol Station, Canonmills

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photograph taken January 3, 2015

Canonmills
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Public Toilets at the Marks & Spencer 'Wild Bean' cafe at the Petrol Station

Photo taken with a lens set to 19mm

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photograph taken January 2, 2015

 

Canonmills
14
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Public Toilets at the Marks & Spencer 'Wild Bean' cafe at the Petrol Station

Photo taken with a fisheye lens set to 12mm

Esso Service Station, Canonmills  -  Toilet

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photograph taken January 3, 2015

 

 

Tanfield

Beside the Water of Leith
at Canonmills

Tanfield Hall and Oil-Gas Works

In 1843, the Ministers walked in procession from St Andrew's Church at the East End of George Street to Tanfield Hall where they broke away from the Church of Scotland to form the Free Church of Scotland.  (When was Tanfield Hall built?)

The foundation stone for the oil-gas works beside the Water of Leith at Tanfield was laid by Sir Walter Scott, Chairman of the Oil-Gas Co.

The site was used during the 20th Century for printing works for

Daily Mail and for  Mixed Industries

Around 1990, Standard Life built their new Administration Offices

Tanfield House

After occupying Tanfield House for several years, Standard Life sold it.  The building has now been refurbished to accommodate a number of smaller offices.

Tanfield
1
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Tanfield Hall

Engraving in Cassel's 'Old & New Edinburgh', published around 1890

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Tanfield Hall

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Tanfield
2.

Canonmills Loch

The loch was on the site where King George V Playing Fields were created, south of Eyre Place, about 1/4 mile SE of Tanfield

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Canonmills Loch

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Tanfield
3
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1987

View over the Water of Leith from Brandon Terrace to Tanfield

View up the Water of Leithfrom the bridge at Canonmills

 peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                   Photo taken January 13, 1987

Tanfield
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1993

View over the Water of Leith from Brandon Terrace to Tanfield

This photo was taken from the same spot as Photo 3, but four years later

Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life, seen from the rooftop of Tanfield House, 1993

 peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                      Photo taken April 7, 1993

Tanfield
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1986

Morrison & Gibb Offices beside the Water of Leith at Tanfield

Tanfield Hall  -  Morrospm & Gibb's Paper and Printed Sheet Store

 peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                     Photo taken March 2, 1986

Tanfield
6
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1986

Morrison & Gibb Foundry, Tanfield

Morrison & Gibb Foundryt at Tanfield

 peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo taken March 2, 1986

Tanfield
7.

1987

Looking down from Brandon Street to Croall & Croall Fiat Garage in Glenogle Road

Looking down from Brandon Terrace Croall & Croall Fiat Garage at Glenogle Road, Canonmills

 peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo taken March 21, 1987

Tanfield
8
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1987

Morrison & Gibb Building  -  Tanfield

Morrison & Gibb's Building, Tanfield

 peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo taken March 21, 1987

Tanfield
9
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May 1987

The back of Tanfield House, before construction on the site for Standard Life started

  Tanfield House - Administraive Offices of The Standard Life Assurance Company

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken May 3, 1987

Tanfield
10.

April 1989

The back of Tanfield House, with the framework for the new office being built

Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  under construction, 1989

Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photograph taken April 15, 1989

Tanfield
11.

1993

Tanfield House following restoration  -  1993

 Tanfield House - Administraive Offices of The Standard Life Assurance Company

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken April 7, 1993

Tanfield
12.

1992

Inside 'Tanfield House', Canonmills, Edinburgh - beneath one of the three domes.

 Tanfield House - Administraive Offices of The Standard Life Assurance Company

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photograph taken March 17, 1992

Tanfield
1
3.

1993

Inside 'Tanfield House', Canonmills, Edinburgh - beneath one of the three domes.

Window Cleaners at work.  The shades on the dome move to offer protection below from direct sunlight.

Edinburgh at Work  -   Window cleaners clean one of the domes on the roof of The Standard Life Assurance Company's new administrative office at Tanfield, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photograph taken 7 April 1993

Tanfield
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April 1993

Tanfield House  -  Part of the Rooftop Garden

Tanfield House  -  Administration Offices for Standard Life  -  Rooftop Garden, 1993

 peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo taken April 7, 1993

 

 

 

A Few

Recollections

 

Eric Sloan, Emerald, Victoria, Australia wrote:

Golden Wonder Crisps

"In the mid 1950s my uncle, Ian MacDougall, worked for the then fledgling Golden Wonder crisp company.  There was a factory down Canonmills in a row alongside the Water of Leith.

It had what was like a Heath Robinson machine.  I was fascinated by the place.  The machine worked automatically, peeling and slicing the potatoes and dropping them into the fat vats for cooking, then out again for drying.

Ian drove a delivery van around the retailers and I used to help him dropping off the tin boxes containing the packets of crisps. Another job was pasting the labels on to the side of the boxes. That was kinda messy."

 

Jim Duncan, New Brunswick, Canada, wrote about Heriot Hill Terrace, the street was across the road from 'The Ritz' cinema in Rodney Street.

Street Party

"Here is a photo of a street party held in Heriot Hill Terrace to celebrate the Queen's Coronation in 1953:

Heriot Hill Terrace  -   Coronation Street Party  -  1953

  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland added

Coronation

"My dad had brought a television in late-1952, a 'Cossor 12 inch' for 64 - a fortune in those days!  The price was 64 guineas (guinea = 1.05p) but for cash he got a discount. We were the first people I knew with television.

On Coronation Day, our family and neighbours were invited to watch the Coronation.  They had to bring chairs.    It was a full house.   I remember the chairs being lined up like a cinema and my mother no doubt would have been dishing out cups of tea."

 

Eric Sloan, Emerald, Victoria, Australia, wrote:

Tenements

"There was an area of dilapidated tenements, housing some fairly rough characters.  I don't recall the name - it was Something Row.

The waste ground there was a great 'Cowboy and Indian' playground .  I remember one time there, when I was a captive.  This kid from the street had me tied up to a clothes pole and was  preparing to burn me at the stake!   Somebody ran down for my grannie and she rescued me."

 

 

A Few

Adverts

1871

AAdvert in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory  -  1871  -  Royal Patent Gymnasium, Royal Crescent Park

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

 

1868

Advert in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory  -  1868  -  Royal Patent Gymnasium, Royal Crescent Park

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

 

1877

Advert in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory  -  1877  -  Royal Patent Gymnasium, Royal Crescent Park

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

 

End of Page 4

 

Talk to Broughton History Society  -  Monday 9 February 2015                                                            Introduction

1

Newhaven

    Postcard  -  Castle Series  -  Newhaven

2

Leith

Lothian Buses  -  Terminus  -  Ocean Terminal  -  Route 1

3

Stockbridge

    Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  St Bernard's Well beside the Water of Leith at Stockbridge

4

Canonmills

    Canonmills Clock, and Looking to the NW along Inverleith Row from the junction with Brandon Terrace  -  Christmas Eve, 2009

5

Broughton History

Broughton Tolbooth

6

Broughton Maps

Broughton Ward (1995-2007)    -  1904 Ainslie Map  

7

Broughton
Recollections

    Duncan's Chocolates  -  Albion van and  Andrew Beveridge Douglas

8

Broughton
Transport

St Cuthbert's Milk Deliveries  -  January 1985

9

Broughton
Work

The Lady Haig Poppy Factory, Warriston, Edinburgh - Photo taken January 2015

10

Broughton
Churches

    St Mary's RC Cathedral, beside the roundabout at the top of Broughhton Street, Edinburgh

11

Broughton
Shops

    Inside Joey D's shop at 54 Broughton Street, 2015

12

Broughton
Bars

'Basement Bar', 10A + 12A Broughton Street   -  Photo taken 2015

 

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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