'A Fruit and Grain Corner in Edinburgh'
Reproduced with acknowledgement to
John Gordon, Easdale, Oban, Argyll & Bute,
Easdale, Oban, Argyll & Bute,
Thank you to John
Gordon, Easdale, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland for sending me this
copy of an early postcard by JR Russell, Edinburgh.
"A Fruit and Grain Corner in Edinburgh"
"I puzzled about
this postcard with the initials 'JRRE'. My guess is that it is
looking into Tarvit Street. The tramlines/tracks branching into the
foreground are probably the start of Gilmore Place.
This leads me to
the conclusion that the featured buildings were demolished to make
way for the King's Theatre which was completed in 1906.
"Can anybody tell
me what the high chimney might have been?
I seem to remember
a chimney on the
other site of Leven Street associated with the tramways."
John Gordon, Easdale, Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland:
February 13, 2013
Thanks for sending the copy of your
postcard to me.
The 'JRRE' on this card identifies it as one by J R Russell,
- I agree that the street leading straight ahead is Teviot
Street, and that the buildings are in Leven Street, where the King's
Theatre now stands.
- Yes, the King's Theatre was built in 1905-06. It
was recently refurbished to commemorate its centenary.
- The old tramway depot with its generator was on the site
now occupied by the Tollcross Fire Station, hidden behind the
buildings to the west of the clock at Tollcross.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: February 14, 2013
North Berwick East Lothian,
Thank you to Michael
Keightley for responding to the question asked by John Gordon above.
"The chimney on
the site of the King's Theatre was at Taylor Mcleod & Co, Drumdryan
There is a Taylor Mcleod
mirror in Bennet's Bar beside the King's Theatre."
Michael Keightley North Berwick East Lothian Scotland: February 15, 2013