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Union Canal

Canal Banksmen

On the Union Canal

Around 1900

Banksmen on the Union Canal

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bill Hall, Leith, Edinburgh

 

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   Banksmen on the Union Canal

 

Banksmen on the Union Canal

Thank you to Bill Hall, Leith, Edinburgh, for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of canal banksmen.  This was amongst a collection of photos taken in and around Ratho that Bill has sent to me.

The Union Canal passes through Ratho, so I assume that this photo was taken on the Union Canal.  When might this photo have been taken?

Acknowledgement:  Bill Hall, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland:  May 24, 2010

 

Banksmen on the Union Canal

Thank you to Bill Hall for telling me more about this photo.

Bill wrote:

John and Archie Tait

"This photo was taken about 1900.  The man on the extreme right is John Tait, born 1858, died 1931.  He married Janet Clark whose family stayed at Wilkie's Basin, 2 miles from Ratho going west.  He is the Father of Archie Tait, the ploughman in this photo."

Ploughing at Ratho

Bill added:

The Clark Family

"Janet Clark was the sister of my Great Grandmother, Mary Clark. The Clark family were Carriers in Linlithgow going back to the 17th century.  Mary's father Alexander Clark moved to Wilkie's basin on the canal to be a banksman in 1861.  The family were there for approx 70 years until John Taits death in 1931."

Bill Hall, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland:  June 8, 2010

Comment

1.

Ken Clark

Nantwich, Cheshire, England

Thank you to Ken Clark who wrote:

The Clark Family

"I noticed that Bill Hall, above, states that he is the great grandson of Mary Clark. I am the Great Great Grandson of William Clark, the elder brother of Mary Clark.

I know that their father, Alexander Clark died in Ratho in 1898 and was 84, but little else before this apart from a few census records.  William Clark moved to Glasgow with the railway and died relatively young from TB. "

Ken Clark, Nantwich, Cheshire, England:  June 14 2010

Ken tells me that his family is from Kirkintilloch & Lenzie, but moved South to Derby, York, Doncaster and finally Crewe - following the family railway tradition.

 

Comment

2.

Ken Clark

Nantwich, Cheshire, England

Ken Clark wrote:

Tall Men

"I found it interesting to learn in this Ratho page that Bill Hall's family were policemen in Edinburgh.

I was wondering whether there is a tall gene in the family, as apart from myself (6' 1") all my male relatives are over 6' 5".

I know that my great grandfather, born in the 1870's, was 6' 4", which would have been quite extraordinary in 'turn-of-the- century' Glasgow."

Ken Clark, Nantwich, Cheshire, England:  June 26 2010

 

Ratho

Edinburgh at Work

 

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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