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Gilmerton

1940

Please view this map together with the question and answer below

Edinburgh and Leith map, 1940  -  Gilmerton section

  For permission to reproduce please contact  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk      Extract from a map by Bartholemew, 1940-41

The following is an extract from the 'Gilmerton Recollections' page on the EdinPhoto web site:

Recollections

31

Forbes Wilson

near Guildford, Surrey, England

Forbes Wilson wrote

Gilmerton

"Having lived at 12 Gilmerton Dykes Street from 1957 to 1977, and knowing the area very well, I was wondering if any of your readers could assist me with the following question."

1940 Map  -  Question

"In your 1940 map of the Gilmerton area, I was curious to know what are the markings outlined in the red box.  They appear to be roads.

Today this area is formed by Gilmerton Dykes Crescent with the Gardens, Grove and Place in the centre with the Street to the south although the aforementioned roads do not follow the same layout."

Forbes Wilson, near Guildford, Surrey, England:  February 17, 2010

 

Answer 1. to

Recollections

31

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

1950s

It looks to me as if what is shown in the red box on the 1940 map would be the original plan for housing on the west side of Burdiehouse Burn.  But this scheme seems to have been postponed, probably due to the outbreak of the war in 1939.

In fact, the housing appears not to have been built until around 1952.

When it was built, the layout of the streets on the west side of Burdiehouse Burn was modified a little and streets were also built on the east side of the burn.

Gilmerton Dykes Crescent was named in 1936, but it does not exactly follow the line shown on the 1940 map, so perhaps it was named then but not built until the 1950s.

All other streets in this area were all named in 1952.

They are:

-  on the west side of Burdiehouse Burn:

-  Gilmerton Dykes Crescent

-  Gilmerton Dykes Gardens

-  Gilmerton Dykes Grove

-  Gilmerton Dykes Place

-  on the west side of Burdiehouse Burn:

-  Gilmerton Dykes Avenue

-  Gilmerton Dykes Drive

-  Gilmerton Dykes Loan

-  Gilmerton Dykes Road

-  Gilmerton Dykes Terrace

-  Gilmerton Dykes View

-  on both sides of Burdiehouse Burn:

-  Gilmerton Dykes Street

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 10, 2010

 

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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.

 

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