East Claremont Street
formerly Claremont Street
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Chris Douglas, Manager of The Orchard
Bar, Howard Place, Canonmills, Edinburgh
who found these photos, and to Allan Dodds, Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire, England for telling me about them..
Peter Stubbs - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo taken: May 20, 2011
Thank you to Chris
Douglas, Manager of The Orchard Bar, formerly Northern
Bar, Canonmills, Edinburgh, for allowing me to reproduce this
photo and other old photos of Edinburgh. Chris recently
found these photos in the basement of The Orchard Bar.
This view looks to the NE along
Claremont Street (now re-named East Claremont Street)
towards the Powderhall refuse works. There are two chimneys
in the distance. Is one of these for the refuse works?
There does not seem to have been a lot of traffic in the street
when this photo was taken! Two ladies seem to have stopped
with the pram for a chat in the middle of the street.
The buildings in this photo, taken in 2011, look almost
identical to those in the photo taken in the early 1900s.
The street is still cobbled, but the recent photo shows that
islands, flowers, road signs and bollards have now been added in
the middle of the street close to the junction with Bellevue.
More trees can be seen in East Claremont Street in the recent
photo, and the chimneys at the NE end of the street are no longer
The early photo was
taken from close to ground level at the junction of Claremont
Street and Bellevue. The 2011 view was taken from the upper
deck of a No 8 bus as it travelled down Bellevue towards
Canonmills, past the end of East Claremont Street.
I felt that the higher
viewpoint gave a better view of East Claremont Street.