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Albany Street

Photo 1

Four Young Children on the Steps at Albany Street

Four young children on the steps at Albany Street  -  around 1945-46

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alan Watson, Edinburgh

 

Recollections

1.

Alan Watson

Edinburgh

Thank you to Alan Watson for sending the photograph above of himself and three other children on the steps of his mother's grocery shop in Albany Street, around 1945-46.

Alan wrote:

Friends

"The three casual friends in the foreground in this photo are anonymous as is the fifth person that everybody overlooks: the photographer.

The Photographer

"I can still remember the lady photographer in question, trying to coax me to join the group, but to no avail, as I clung resolutely to those railings."

The Railings

"On another occasion, I remember catching my head in the railings and having to be set free.  I can't help wondering how many New Town kids went through that particular 'rite of passage'."

The photo would have been taken around 1945/46.  At least in those days, we had the freedom of the streets and back alleys to get into such scrapes;  just look at the state of the knees and shoes of the boy on the right!

They say that what doesn't kill you makes you strong so let's hope the gang are hale and hearty and may, even yet, recognise themselves and get in touch."

 

Who are the Children?

Please email me if you recognise yourself or any of the other young children in this photo.

   

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 3, 2012

Prams and Toys

"There is an impressive line-up of prams: none of them mine, I should add. My toys at this time would have been acquired second-hand and, like some of the prams, have seen better days.

Model Yacht

"There was one notable exception.  It was not a toy as such, but a large fully-functioning model of an outrigger yacht, it's name gave a clue as to its provenance: "Miss Belize".

During the second world war my mother ran a grocery shop at 2 Albany Street.  Part of a sign reading 'Cigarettes & Confections' can be seen in the photo.

   

At that time, there was a hostel in York Place for forestry workers from the likes of British Honduras, and some would have been customers.  One of them possibly made the yacht to while away his off-duty hours in Edinburgh.

Most would be leaving for home at about the time that the photo was taken. The boat was probably judged too cumbersome to be shipped out, so it was presented to my mother.

In my hands it eventually sailed the cooler waters of Inverleith Boating Pond, before being passed on to some other lucky youngster."

Alan Watson, Edinburgh:  June 29, 2012

Update

After seeing that his comments in the 'Model Yachts' paragraphs above had been added to the EdinPhoto web site, Alan wrote again adding:

Caribbean Workers

"I'm pleased to see my comments about the workers from the likes of British Honduras have been added to the web site.  I feel that the likes of the Caribbean contribution to the war effort has been long overdue for acknowledgement generally."

Hostel for Caribbean Workers

"I've looked in vain in the Edinburgh directories for mention of the hostel in the hostel where the workers lived.  It was called British Honduras House and was run by the YMCA.

There are a number of photos relating to the workers in Scotland listed on the Imperial War Museum website, including one taken in the hostel."

Alan Watson, Edinburgh: July 6, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

Alan Watson

Edinburgh

Alan added:

Who were the children on the Steps?

"I'm anxious to provide a possible follow up to this photo of the Final Year Class at St Mary's School, York Lane, taken around 1952.

Perhaps I'm letting my imagination get the better of me with the photos below, but you never know. 

The three children sitting on the steps in 1945-46 may also be in the photo below of the Final Year Class, that taken around 1952.

(Please click here to see medium or large size copies of the photo below.)

4 young children on steps in Albany Street, around 1945-46 AND Final Year Class at St Mary's Primary School, York Lane, around 1952 "

Alan Watson, Edinburgh:  June 29, 2012

 

 

Recollections:  St Mary's School

Photos:  School Classes

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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

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