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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

  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

 

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Introduction

Granton

Question

Granton

Photos

Granton

Maps.

Granton

Memories

Lochinvar

 

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Waterfront

Maps

Waterfront

Photos

Newhaven

Fishwives

Newhaven

Streets

Transport

Panoramas

 

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Memories

 

The Boswall Estate

"The Boswall scheme was originally built for returning services officers after WW1, and, even when we lived there,  there were some seriously posh people in the district. The lady who lived below us, was from an old colonial family from South Africa and India, and was tremendously nice in an old-fashioned sort of way.

There were also a few ex-military men with rust-coloured overcoats and big moustaches surviving in the early days, walking their boxer dogs occasionally.

In those days to get a  house in Boswall you had to pass an interview for 'respectability', and if you earned over a certain amount, like my Dad, you had to pay the 'economic rent'."

Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland:  February 2004

 

Motorcycle

Phil Wilson commented:

Pillion  on Motorcycle

"I was pleased to read recollections by Alastair on your site tonight.  I'm pretty sure, if he is who I think he is (we knew him as 'Allie' in those days), that in the late 1960s, he was the proud owner of a Norton 500 motorbike, and that I was his pillion-passenger on one memorable (for me) occasion, when he frightened the life out of me by somewhat overdoing it up Boswall Drive and back.

I can't say I knew him well since he was a couple of years older than our lot - very important when you're young - although we used to see him about, and I'm sure he won't remember me as his passenger at that time.

Still its nice to fill in some of the blanks again.

Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland  -  June 13, 2007

 

The Forth

Graeme Charles Munro, Adelaide, South Australia, wrote

1930s

I remember how bathed in the 'red' sea at Granton foreshore, as it was full of ink wastage from Fleming's Ink works there.

My wife was in the office there for years in Caroline Park House.

I remember all the stuff that got washed ashore from ships that were torpedoed in the Forth

Graeme Charles Munro, Adelaide, South Australia.  4 September 2005.

 

Recollections by Bob Sinclair

Queensland, Australia

Food and Drink

I also remember Granny Smith's hut. It was a bit dark inside and a bit of an Aladdin's cave for anybody after a few sweets or a drink.

Douglas Beath,  Tasmania adds:

I remember Granny Smith's cabin on the shore road near Caroline Park. The sign lettering was done with lemonade bottle caps nailed up.

I have an idea that there was a sign for (Dunbar's?) lemonade factory not far from the middle pier.

Another couple of  places frequented by the workers down that way was the local watering hole "The Anchor Inn", and Demarcos where you could get a lovely ice cream. 

Demarco himself was a very good snooker player and had a number of tables at the back of the shop.

Ice blocks leaving the old Granton Ice Factory, West Shore Road   -  Pre-1952

  Ice blocks leaving the old Granton Ice Factory  -  pre-1952

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Forbes Wilson     Photograph 'rescued' when the factory closed.

Crane Operator at the newly opened Ice Works   -   April 22, 1952

  The crane operator at the newly opened ice works, West Shore Road, Granton  -  April 22, 1952

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Forbes Wilson  -  Photographer not known.
Photograph 'rescued' when the factory closed.

 

Thank you to Jimmy Letham, South Australia, who wrote:

The Shack

"I noticed that everyone has been mentioning The Embassy picture house but no one has mentioned the wooden building that we called 'The Shack' .  It was between the Embassy and St Margaret Mary's Chapel.

It was the place I learned to dance in  and was a popular Saturday night spot for teenagers.  I started to learn dancing when I was 13.  I went to the 'Shack' then to the 'Academy' (Edinburgh Academy YMCA Stockbridge) when it gained prominence over the 'Shack' in about 1948.

 

Cosalt Net Works

Cosalt  -  1970s

"The photos are of the net making store of The Great Grimsby Cosalt and Tanning Co Ltd.  They had this yard to the rear of the bank at Granton Square.

The company also had a store / shop on the Middle Pier where the fisherman would buy  gloves, sea boots, mattresses, blankets and basically almost all items of clothing.

Andy Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England:  March 6 2008

Cosalt Net Works  -  Around 1970

Cosalt net works, Granton - around 1970

  Cosalt International Ltd, Leith, Edinburgh.    Photographer:  Ron Taylor, Musselburgh.

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andy Hall who provided these photos and to
Margaret Wallace and her Aunt Margaret MacDonald. who sent the photos to Andy Hall.

 

Cosalt Net Works  -  Around 1970

Cosalt net works, Granton - 1970s

  Cosalt International Ltd, Leith, Edinburgh.    Photographer:  Ron Taylor, Musselburgh.

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andy Hall who provided these photos and to
Margaret Wallace and her Aunt Margaret MacDonald. who sent the photos to Andy Hall.

Cosalt Net Works  -  Around 1970

Cosalt net works, Granton - 1970s

  Cosalt International Ltd, Leith, Edinburgh.    Photographer:  Ron Taylor, Musselburgh.

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Andy Hall who provided these photos and to
Margaret Wallace and her Aunt Margaret MacDonald. who sent the photos to Andy Hall.

 

Wardie Residents' Club

Thank you to Ed Thomson, Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland for letting me see  two photographs of Wardie Resident Club members:

Ed wrote:

Inaugural Meeting

"The Inaugural meeting of Wardie Residents Club was held in November 1945 in the Tennis Pavilion at Boswall Drive.

At that time I was living with my parents at Fraser Grove and became a Drama Club member.

Change of Meeting Place

Before permanent premises in the Granton Road Hut, Meetings took place in Wardie School Hall  -  all credit to the stalwart Janitor, Mr Bowie, who helped the Club in many ways."

Ed Thomson, Glamis Castle, Angus Scotland,  December 12, 2006

 

Wardie Residents' Club

Edgelaw Reservoir

1949

   Wardie Residents' Club Annual Outing to Edgelaw Reservoir, 1949

  Ed Thomson,  Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

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