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Recollections of Leith

John Stewart

Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

 

John Stewart

 and cousin sitting on a car seat on his grandmother's
 
balcony, looking down over Wingy Robertson's Yard in Leith

1947

John Stewart and cousin Eveline, on the balcony  car seat given by 'Wingy' Robertson

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart,
Livingston, West Lothian Scotland (formerly Leith).

 

 

 

Photo

Thank you to John Stewart for sending me this photo above

John wrote:

'Wingy Robertson' and the Double Car Seat

"Wingy always made sure my grandmother had a double car seat on her balcony. He renewed it regularly.  He knew her as 'Ma Patterson' and my grandad as 'Auld Jock'.  He was a kindly man.

The photo above is of me in 1947, aged 13, with my cousin, Eveline, on the balcony, sitting on a seat that Wingy gave us."

Wingy Robertson is the gentleman in the bowler hat in the photo below.

John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian Scotland:  April 2, 2007

Thomas Robertson's Workers  -  1932

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norma Brodie, Auckland New Zealand
and John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland.

 

 

John Stewart

[10 Jul 1934  -  9 Jan 2013]

Death

I was sad to be given the news, early last month, of the death of John Stewart on 9 January.  Thank you to Alan Stewart and Frank Ferri for taking the time to pass on the news and a little of the background to me.

OldLeither Web Site

I know that he will be sadly missed by the many people around the world who have appreciated his enthusiasm for Leith and all the work that he did to set up his OldLeither web site  and keep it running over the past eleven years.

In appreciation of the work that he had done on his web site, a surprise party was arranged for John in 2010  by some of the contributors to his site.  The party was held in Leith Library.  John arrived there believing that it had been arranged as a celebration in honour of his mother, then aged 102, but found that he was the centre of attention!

The photo below was taken at this party and shows a few of the guests:

-  Alan Stewart (John's son)

-  (one of John's daughters)

A footballing hero from John's youth, Laurie Reilly, one of the
 'Famous Five' in the Hibs team in the 1950s.

-  Mark Lazarowicz,  MP for Edinburgh North and Leith.

-  John Stewart

-  (the other of John's daughters)

Surprise Party for John at Leith Library

A surprise party for John Stewart, creator of the Old Leither web site.  The party was held at Leith Library on October 9, 2010.

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                      Photograph taken: Oct 9, 2010

It is hoped that arrangements can be made to continue to keep John's OldLeither web site operating into the future.

Obituaries to John

The obituary below was published in 'The Scotsman' on 23 January 2013.

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh.

 Another obituary to John, this one featuring a photo taken at the 'surprise party' above, was published in the Edinburgh Evening News on January 25, 2013.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  5 February 2013

 

 

 

 

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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