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Granton Harbour

A load from Bruce Peebles Engineering Works

1960s

A load from Bruce Peebles Engineering Works at Granton Middle Pier for shipping

Granton Harbour - A load for a power station arrives from Bruce Peebles in the 1960s

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Granton Harbour

Load from Bruce Peebles Engineering Works

This scene from the 1960s was once a familiar sight at Granton Harbour.  A large load for a power station has been transported by Pickfords to be shipped from Middle Pier.

The load comes from Bruce Peebles engineering works at East Pilton, just under a mile to the south of the harbour.

 

The Route to Granton Harbour

Thank you to Steven Oliver for telling me about the route that the low loaders took to transport the large transformers from Bruce Peebles' works at East Pilton to Granton Harbour.

Steven wrote:

Low Loaders

"From memory,  the route was down Pilton Drive, across Boswall Parkway, down Pilton Drive North, then West Granton Road, Granton Square and along MIddle Pier.

MY grandad tells me:

- The traffic islands at the junction of Pilton Drive North and West Granton Road were not conventional ones, but were illuminated bollards on concrete bases which were fastened to the road.  Whenever a transformer was due to pass through, these 'islands' were lifted to enable easy egress, and were replaced after the load had passed by.

- When traffic-calming measures were introduced in that area around 1995, Pilton Drive and Pilton Drive North were left out as the pinch points would have made the roads too narrow for the low-loaders, while the speed humps would have caused them to ground.  After the factory burnt down, low-loaders were of course no longer an issue and the speed humps and pinch points were quickly installed!"

 Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  February 12, 2008

 

The Ship

Thank you to Walter Lyle Hume for telling me:

"The name of the ship is 'Kingsnorth Fisher'."

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England:  February 17, 2008

This ship was built by Hall, Russell & Co, Aberdeen in 1966.  It was sold for scrap in 2001. 

Here is a brief description of the ship:

"This ship was specially designed to be able to reach shallow parts of river systems.  The M.V. 'Kingsnorth Fisher' was one of two such vessels, the other being the M.V. 'Aberthaw Fisher', able to carry three items weighing up to 300 tons each.

These two ships had been designed in order to pick up electrical generating equipment from inland factories and then take them to coastal power stations, both environments having shallow waters.

The two vessels were on charter to the then Central Electricity Generating Board from the owners James Fisher & Sons Ltd of Barrow-in-Furness."

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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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks