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Café and Shops at

Canonmills Bridge

 

 Shops and Café at Canonmills Bridge  -  2006

Cafe and shops at the Canonmills Bridge over the Water of Leith  -  Photograph taken 2006

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                        Photograph taken 6 March 2006:  1.55pm

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   Cafe and Shop on Canonmills Bridge ©

 

Canonmills Bridge

This photograph was taken on a fine day in March 2006.  The of Café and shops at the bridge over the Water of Leith at Canonmills was taken from the foot of Brandon Terrace at Canonmills.

 Recollections

1.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who wrote:

1940s

McGlashen's Stonemasons

"Your picture of Canonmills Bridge reminds me of how it was in the 1940s.

The shops and restaurant in my day were part of McGlashens, stonemasons. They advertised examples of their work there, invariably tombstones.

Behind the frontage was a yard (now a car park) where huge blocks of granite were sawn into smaller pieces by a machine. The sawing went on throughout the night and to a young child it was a comforting sound, although my parents always complained that their sleep had been disturbed.

The only continuity today is the fireplace specialist who sells stone fireplaces."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  February 6, 2010

 

 Recollections

2.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

1960s

Ships' Chandlers

"I moved to Edinburgh in 1963 and lived near Stockbridge, in Inverleith Terrace.  I remember the the stonemasons that Allan speaks of, and the yard behind the shop.

The main shop that I remember on Canonmills Bridge in the late-1960s was a ship's chandlers, owned by one of the Tulloch family.  It sold parts for yachts and dinghies and was used by members of the yacht clubs at Granton Harbour and Cramond.   It has now become a restaurant."

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 6, 2010

 Recollections

3.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

The shop on the bridge at Canonmills is now Earthy, a fresh food shop and restaurant, though for some time there have been proposals to build apartments on this site..

Earthy Fresh Food shop and Restaurant  -  with a cow and hay outside ©

On hearing this, Allan Dodds wrote:

1940s

McGlashen's Stonemasons

"When I was a child, McGlashen's Monumental Masons were on the site where Earthy is now.  Many of the gravestones in Warriston Cemetery were fashioned at McGlashen's. 

They had a yard where they hewed granite blocks.  It now serves as a car park.

©"

New Apartments?

"The idea of creating flats there is repugnant, as it is totally inappropriate to the surrounding landscape."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  January 28, 2015

McGlashen's Stonemasons

Alan may well be concerned to hear that the landscape around Canonmills Bridge has already begun to change.  The site that was once Clark's large stone works, opposite the Esso Petrol Station at Canonmills

Clark Stonemasons  -  Canonmills, Edinburgh  -  1991 ©            Clark Stonemasons  -  Canonmills, Edinburgh  -  carving stone ©

 was redeveloped as apartments a few years ago.

Canonmills Court Apartments  -  Photographed 2006 ©

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  April 14, 2014

 

Canonmills

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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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