Anchorfield  -  1910

The site where the Devlin drinking fountain was placed at Anchorfield  -  1910

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement Archie Foley, Portobello


Anchorfield Railings

March 1910

This photo is captioned:

'Railings at Anchorfield Playground  11-3-1910'

What is the significance of 'Playground' in this caption?  I see none in the photo.  I assume that it was either nearby or yet to be built.

Acknowledgement:  Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh:  January 14, 2010

This is one of a series of photos posted onto boards in an old album that Archie Foley acquired a few years ago.  Archie believes that these are likely to be official photos that probably once belonged to Leith City Council.




Walter Lyle Hume

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Earlier, on seeing this photo, Walter Lyle Hume wrote:

Path to the Shipyard

"You can see the path to the shipyards in the middle background."

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England:  January 13, 2007




Bob Henderson

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Bob Henderson wrote:


"The gent in this picture is holding a surveyors staff used for taking levels, so I suppose the work was still in progress."

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  January 18, 2010



Rosalyn Carey (née Shaw)

Horsham, West Sussex, England

Thank you to Rosalyn Carey (née Shaw) who wrote:

Anchorfield Railings - 1910

The site where the Devlin drinking fountain was places at Anchorfield

"This photo is captioned 'Railings at Anchorfield Playground'.   In fact it was actually called The Prom or The Esplanade.  That's where I and my siblings played, as did the other children.

Happy times!  There was no actual 'playground' , but that's where we all 'played'.  I have a photo of myself holding the puppy belonging to an elderly gentleman called Alex Smith who was local and used to sit on one of the benches.

You entered onto The Prom in the middle, directly off the pavement and descended the steps.  We had much fun. We left Anchorfield in 1956. 

We attended Trinity Academy school."

Rosalyn Carey (née Shaw), Horsham, West Sussex, England:   29 September 2017