Around Edinburgh  -  Blackford

Royal Observatory

 

Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill -  1935

Postcard by Valentine, 1935  -  Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill
 

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

Royal Observatory

The View

The Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill is one of two observatories on Edinburgh hills. 

The other is on Calton Hill near the East End of Princes Street.

The Postcard

The reference number on this postcard indicates that the photograph was taken in 1935.  However the style of postcard, with its serrated edge, is a style that Valentines used in the 1950s. 

So it seems likely that they used an old negative from stock as part of their 1950s series of photos of Blackford.  There are no vehicles or people on this view to date it.

 

Map of Blackford - 1925

      Postcard published by John R Russel of Edinburgh (JRRE)  -  Blackford Hill 

 

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   Postcard by Valentine 1960  -  Good Luck from Blackford

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   Postcard published by John R Russel of Edinburgh (JRRE)  -  Blackford Hill

 

 

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