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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

 

10.

Transport

Granton Harbour  -  Engraving published 1890

Engraving from "Old & New Edinburgh"  -  Granton Harbour  -  hand coloured

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

An early aerial view of United Wire Works, Granton

An aerial view of United Wire Works, off West Granton Road, SW of Granton Harbour

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Simmons Aerofilms Ltd (who took this photograph),
  United Wire Works (who used it on a postcard) and Malcolm Cant (who provided a copy of the postcard)

An electric car (or carriage) driven by a small fifth wheel

A Madelvic '5-wheel' electric car  built at Granton, 1898-1900

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Robert Grieves Collection and to Argyll Publishing

Car belonging to United Wire Works, Granton

The Company Car at the entrance to United Wire Works, Granton Park Avenue, Granton

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Thomson, Managing Director, United Wire, Granton

Four Lorries belonging to United Wire Works, Granton

Four Lorries bellonging to United Wire Works, Granton Park Avenue, Granton

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Thomson, Managing Director, United Wire, Granton

Thomas L Devlin's Daimler with his son, Robert, in the driving seat

Robert Devlin in the driving seat of his father's Daimler

View from Granton Square  -  Looking down Middle Pier  -  1955

Edinburgh Railways  -  Granton Square  -  1955

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Neville Stead, A C Mullay and Ian Allan Publishers          G M Staddon / N E Stead collection

Railway Accident -  1860

  A railway accident between Trintiy and Granton in 1860

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

Railway Tour  -  August 31, 1963

Railway photos  -  A tour train from Granton passes the boatyard at the end of Granton Eastern Breakwater  -  August 31, 1963

  J L Stevenson:  Reproduced with acknowledgement to his son, Hamish Stevenson

Granton Middle Pier and Eastern Harbour  -  Around 1936-37

Edinburgh Railways  -  Granton Eastern Harbour and Railways

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Yuill                                                                                   Photographer not known

Looking west along Lower Granton Road, from near Granton Square

  Looking to the east along Lower Granton Road  -  Tram and Train

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Yuill                             Published as a postcard.  Publisher and photographer not known.

Looking east along Lower Granton Road, from near Granton Square

  Looking to the east along Lower Granton Road  -  Tram and Train

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Pilton Elderly Project group that who compiled an exhibition of old photos of Granton.

Approaching Granton Square

The railway line crossing West Harbour Road and approaching the entrance to Granton Harbour at Granton Square

 WAC Smith, Glasgow

Approaching Burntisland  -  the ferry from Granton, William Muir,

A photograph by Andrew Young.

The Granton-Burntisland Ferry, The "Willie Muir"  -  photographed by Andrew Young

  Reproduced from The Practical Photographer, December 1895[before p.367], by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Photograph taken on the last day of service of the Willie Muir  -  March 3, 1937

The old and new Granton-Burntisland ferries: "William Muir"  and "Thane of Fife"

Granton to Burntisland Ferries  -  Willie Muir and Thane of Fife  -  1937

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

The old paddle steamer "William Muir"  -  loading horses at Granton

Post card of horses being loaded at Granton Harbour for manoueuvres

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

The Ferry Glenfinnan at Granton Harbour  -  1952

The ferry 'Glenfinnan' at Granton Harbour - 1952

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to the photographer, WAC Smith, Glasgow, and to Irwell Press, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
This is one of the photos that appeared in 'An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways' (WAC Smith + Paul Anderson.

'Spirit of Fife'  -  Catamaran ferry between Granton and Burntisland  -  1991

Spirit of Fife  -  sailing out of Granton Harbour for Burntisland, 1991

  Copyright: Ian Scott, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England.

Trawlers moored against Middle Pier at Granton Western Harbour  -  1930 or earlier

Trawlers in Western Harbour, Granton

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Darnie Devlin, grandson of Thomas Leishman Devlin, trawler owner, Granton.

Granton Motor Trawler, 'Granton Merlin' GN72

 operated by Croan Trawlers Ltd and then by British United Trawlers Ltd., Granton

Granton Trawler, Granton Merlin, operated by Croan Trawlers Ltd and then by British United Trawlers Ltd., Granton

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Buccleuch Estates and to Argyll Publishing

Transporting Esparto Grass  -  1940s/50s

Lorries taking esparto grass from Granton to the paper mills around Edinburgh in the 1940s/50s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire whose father transported esparto grass in the 1940s/50s

 

Transporting Esparto Grass

"Driving a lorry was also a bit different 50 years ago, unlike the hotels on wheels and all the mod-cons that drivers have to make the job much easier today.

There was no power-steering, no synchromesh, maybe vacuum brakes, often no heaters, certainly no air conditioning, other than opening the windscreen, no screen washers etc.

Gear changing was a hard-won skill. It involved double de-clutching and changing gear with the stick, and often changing the axle ratio at the same time (with a separate control cable) - which not every driver could master.  Carried out well, this made a huge difference. 

It was a long climb, and many gear-changes to keep the momentum going, all the way from sea level at Granton to Balerno and Auchendinny - the latter involving the small matter of Liberton Brae - the lorry going so slowly, it was sometimes overtaken by a tram.

Steering at slow speeds, or manoeuvering into tight spaces, involved more brute strength to turn the steering wheel. And, some of the spaces lorries had to be driven or reversed into at the paper mills were very tight, as these factories were originally designed for a horse and cart."

Transporting Esparto Grass  -  1940s/50s

Lorries taking esparto grass from Granton to the paper mills around Edinburgh in the 1940s/50s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire whose father transported esparto grass in the 1940s/50s

One of the lorries used for transporting fish  -  at Newhaven

An ERF lorry bellonging to Thomas Smith Junr at Newhaven

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Wilson, Somerset

A fleet of 8 lorries used for transporting fish  -  at Newhaven

A fleet of 8 lorries bellonging to Thomas Smith Junr at Newhaven

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Wilson, Somerset

4,000 kVA Transformer

Transformer delivery from Bruce Peebles, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd., and to Phil Mackie, Orpington, Kent, England.

45,000 kVA Transformer

Transformer delivery from Bruce Peebles, Edinburgh to Huddersfield, Yorkshire

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd., and to Phil Mackie, Orpington, Kent, England.

75,000 kVA Transformer

Transformer delivery from Bruce Peebles, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd., and to Phil Mackie, Orpington, Kent, England.

A load from Bruce Peebles Engineering Works at Granton Middle Pier for shipping

Granton Harbour - A load for a power station arrives from Bruce Peebles in the 1960s

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

The Royal Exchange    -    Early 1900s

A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through London  in the early 1900s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd.

Tower Bridge    -    Early 1900s

A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through London  in the early 1900s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd.

Passing the Tower of London    -    Early 1900s

A transformer from Bruce Peebles' works in Edinburgh passes through London  in the early 1900s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd.

Transformer for Portobello Power Station passes down Leith Walk    -    June 1952

Bruce Peebles Transformer being delivered to Portobello Power Station, 1952

  Reproduced by courtesy of Scotsman Publications Ltd.   Click here for web site details

View from the foot of Starbank Park

 Looking along Starbank Road towards Trinity Crescent

Early 1900s

Postcard -  Trinity  -  Looking along Starbank Road towards Trintiy Crescent

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

View from the foot of Starbank Park

Photograph:  30 April 2004 -  Trinity  -  Looking along Starbank Road towards Trintiy Crescent

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Introduction

Granton

Question

Granton

Photos

Granton

Maps.

Granton

Memories

Lochinvar

 

6 7 8 9 10 11

Waterfront

Maps

Waterfront

Photos

Newhaven

Fishwives

Newhaven

Streets

Transport

Panoramas

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Links to Other Pages

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