The Bridge Inn on the Union Canal,
When was this photo taken? See
'Answer 3' below: 1959
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bill Hall, Leith, Edinburgh
The Bridge Inn on the Union Canal, Ratho
Thank you to Bill Hall, Leith, Edinburgh, for allowing me to reproduce
this photograph of the Bridge Inn on the Union Canal at Ratho. This
is one of several photos taken in and around
Ratho that Bill has sent to
When might this photo have been taken? The car suggests to me that
perhaps it might have been around the 1930s or 1940s.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: June 4, 2010
*** That was not a very good estimate
on my part! See the answers below.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: June 5, 2010
1950s or early-1960s
Thank you to Richard Torrance
"I think the TV aerials on the
house at the right would indicate the 1950s or early-1960s"
Richard Torrance, Edinburgh: June 5, 2010
George Smith wrote:
"I agree that the picture is
after 1953, judging by the TV aerial and the style of car."
"I recollect one of my
colleagues, then living at South Queensferry, marrying the daughter of the
publican of the Bridge Inn, some time in the mid-1950s. Now, I am
searching my memory for her name - Dorothy ******* ?"
George T Smith, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada, June 5, 2010
Thank you to Bill Hall who provided this photo for writing:
"The photo was taken in
1959. The car is my uncle's 1953 Ford Anglia, Reg No SH9671."
Bill Hall, Leith, Edinburgh: June 8, 2010