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List of photos to be identified

Where is it?

 and Who is it?

and When?

Initially, I was unable to identify the locations of any of the photos on this page.   However, I've now have many of the answers.  Thank you.

Please e-mail me  if you can tell me more about any of the photos below.

 

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Glass Plates and Slides + Large Format Negatives

Section 1.

Glass Plates

Pictures numbered 1 to 4 below are from a collection of glass plates that were found in 2004.

Some of the negatives in this collection show groups of girls around Randolph Square and Randolph Gardens, Edinburgh, but where were the four photos below taken?

1

Where is it?  -  Picture 1 ©

QUESTION:

Is this shelter in Whim Road, at the top of Gullane Hill.

ANSWER:

   Where is it?  -  No 1  -  a recent digital photograph ©

2003

Gullane Hill.  it's not the Whim Tower (featured in the photo above) but the nearby Watchtower which used to stand in the grounds of the house in Photo 2 below.

Thanks to:

William Crossan
Colin Sinclair.
Helen Szafer
Neil Lawrence
Michael Thomson

2

Where is it  -  Picture 2 ©

QUESTION:

Is this shelter in Whim Road, at the top of Gullane Hill.

ANSWER:

   Where is it?  -  No 2  -  A recent digital photograph ©

2003

Yes.  Here is a recent digital photo of the same building taken in 2003

Thanks to:

William Crossan
Colin Sinclair
Michael Thomson

3

Where is it?  -  Picture 3 ©

QUESTION:

Where is this?

ANSWER

The building in the old photo has features similar to Kingston House, but it's not Kingston House.

©

Thanks to:

Arthur Sutherland
Archie Young
Simon Capaldi
Cliff Cairns

4

Where is it?  -  Picture 4 ©

QUESTION:

Where is this?

ANSWER:

Don't know

Possibly Warriston Cemetery

Thanks to:

Arthur Sutherland
Archie
Young

Section 2.

Large Format Negatives and Glass Plates

Nos 5 to 19 below all come from a different collection.  There are 15 photos (all from either whole-plate glass slides or whole-plate negatives) of locations in the Southside/St Leonard's area of Edinburgh.

All the locations were unknown when I added these photos to the web site.  Now only one of the locations has still to be identified.

South Side

   Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  South Side ©

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St Leonard's

   Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  St Leonard's ©

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5 St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 3 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWER:

Richmond Lane

Thanks to:

Bryan Gourlay

6 St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 4 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWER:

South Richmond Street

Thanks to:

Bryan Gourlay

7

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 5 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWERS:

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

Simon Square

Thanks to:

John Hadden
Neil Lawrence

8 St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 7 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWER:

South Richmond Street

Thanks to:

Bryan Gourlay

9 St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 8 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWER:

East Crosscauseway

Thanks to:

Phil Wilson

10

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 9 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWERS:

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

Carnegie Street

Thanks to:

John Hadden

11

    St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 11 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWER:

    Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

    Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

South Richmond Street

Thanks to:

John Hadden
Neil Lawrence

12

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 12 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWERS:

East Crosscauseway

This photo was taken on
Monday August 31, 1927

Thanks to:

Bob Henderson

13

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 13 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWER:

  Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

  Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

   Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

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Between St Patrick's Street
and Cowan Close

Thanks to:

Lyndsay Montgomery
John Hadden

14

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 16 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWERS:

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

East Crosscauseway

Thanks to:

John Hadden
Neil Lawrence

15

 St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 17 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWER:

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

Simon Square

Thanks to:

John Hadden
Neil Lawrence

16

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 19 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWER:

Don't know.

 Possibly Dalrymple Place

Thanks to:

Lyndsay Montgomery
Andy Duff

17

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 20 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWER:

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

South Richmond Street

Thanks to:

Lyndsay Montgomery
John Hadden

18

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 21 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWERS:

Simon Square
and Gibb's Entry

Thanks to:

Bryan Gourlay

19

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

St Leonard's / South Side

Photo 23 from a collection of 23

Where  was this photo taken?

ANSWERS:

Map showing the location of one of the photos of St Loenard's district taken in the 1920s ©

Simon Square
and Gibb's Entry

Thanks to:

Bryan Gourlay
John Hadden
David Curran
Neil Lawrence
Julie Buchanan

Section 3.

Lantern Slides

Here is a collection of lantern slides.  All come from the same source.  These slides once belonged to Edinburgh Public Health Dept.  They are 3.25in x 3.25in (black + white positives)

John Stirling, who rescued these slides from being dumped in 1974 points out that they are almost all are of Edinburgh and none are of Leith, which suggests that they were likely to have been taken some time before the amalgamation of Edinburgh and Leith in 1920.

Most of the slides are untitled.  A few have small 'AH Baird' labels on them.

In his advertisements, AH Baird described himself as:

-  1901-40:  Optical Limelight Lanternist + Photographic Dealer

-  1920-23:  Enlarger

-  1926-28:  Developer and Printer

20

Where and when was this photograph of railings, stairs and an arch taken? ©

QUESTION:

This photo of railings, stairs and an arch  comes from a collection of glass plates that John Stirling  rescued from being dumped in 1974.

Where and when was this photo taken?

ANSWER

Don't know

Possibly somewhere near West Port

Thanks to:

John Stirling
John Hadden
Tony Ivanov
Bryan Gourlay
Neil Lawrence
Bob Henderson
Danny Callaghan
Sean Conlon
Kyle Armstrong
Vikki Kerr
Anne Morrison
David Thomson
Terry McGuire
Allan Dodds
Frank Ferri

Thomas Harrison

21

Where and when was this photograph of weinberg's furniture shop taken? ©

QUESTION:

This photograph of Weinberg's furniture shop comes from a collection of glass plates that John Stirling  rescued from being dumped in 1974.

Where and when was this photo taken?

ANSWER

85 St Mary's Street, on the corner of St Mary's Street and Cowgate.

Photo taken between 1911 and 1916.

Thanks to:

John Stirling
Liz Miller
Bryan Gourlay
Richard Stenlake
Bob Henderson

22

Where and when was this photograph of a row of shops, including E Kane, Hairdresser, taken? ©

QUESTION:

This photo of a row of shops including E Kane, Hairdresser, comes a collection of glass plates that John Stirling  rescued from being dumped in 1974.

Where and when was this photo taken?

ANSWER

76-82 Morrison Street, on the north side of Morrison Street.

Photo taken between 1909 and 1920

Thanks to:

John Stirling
Richard Stenlake

23

Bowling Green - Where is it? ©

QUESTION:

This is one of two photos of bowling.  Does anybody recognise the bowling green and houses behind?

ANSWER

Craigmillar Park Bowling Club

The house with ivy in the background is 41 Craigmillar Road.

Thanks to:

John J Hadden

24

©

QUESTION:

This is one of two photos of bowling.  Does anybody recognise the bowling green, the houses behind or the flag?

ANSWER

Craigmillar Park Bowling Club

The house with ivy in the background is 47 Craigmillar Road.

Thanks to:

John J Hadden

25 Four Children on the Beach  -  Where is it? ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise yourself in this photo.  If so, can you tell me where it was taken.

Was it at North Berwick, with the Bass Rock in the background?

ANSWER

Possibly Belhaven Bay, near Dunbar

Several suggestions have been made for which island is in the background - The Bass Rock, Craigleith Island, Fidra, Ailsa Craig and and Steep Holm

No conclusion has been reached yet reached yet, but the most likely location suggested so far seems to be Belhaven Bay at Dunbar, East Lothian, with the Bass Rock in the background.

Children on Belhaven Sands, Dunbar, 1955 ©

Thanks to:

Walter Lyle Hume
David Bain
Bryan Gourlay
Archie Foley
Bob Henderson
Bill Fulton
Ian Stewart
David Anderson
Winnie Lisowski
Roger McDermaid
Milton Hey

26 Sailing Model Yachts  -  Where is it? ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise where this photograph of a large group of children sailing model yachts might have been taken.

It may be the northern shore of the pond in Inverleith Park, before the trees were planted at the top of the hill in the background.

ANSWER

The boats are on the northern shore of the pond in Inverleith Park, North Edinburgh

Thanks to:

Danny Callaghan
Walter Lyle Hume
Douglas Beith
Archie Foley

27 Putting the shot  -  Where is it? ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise who this shot putter is, or can you suggest where this photo might have been taken?

There is a pavilion and some high poles in the background that may be recognisable.

ANSWER

Craiglockhart Sports Fields

The Edinburgh University Playing Fields at the top of Craiglockhart Terrace (now Watson’s Craiglockhart Pitches) on the south side of the railway line. 

Thanks to:

John Gray
Neil Lawrence
Peter Rankin

28 High Jumper  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise this high jumper is, or can you suggest where this photo might have been taken?

There is a pavilion in the background that may be recognisable.

ANSWER

Craiglockhart Sports Fields

The Edinburgh University Playing Fields at the top of Craiglockhart Terrace (now Watson’s Craiglockhart Pitches) on the south side of the railway line. 

Thanks to:

Neil Lawrence
Bryan Gourlay
Jonathan Sheach

29 Rowing on the Union Canal beside the Edinburgh University Boat Club boathouse at Meggetland, Edinburgh ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise these rowers are, or can you suggest where this photo might have been taken?

Is it on the Union Canal?  What are the two buildings on the bank in the background?

ANSWER

   Watson's and Heriot's boat houses on the Union Canal ©

Union Canal at Meggetland

The boat houses are now used by Watson's and Heriot's Boat Clubs.  The nearest boat house was previously used by Edinburgh University Boat Club.

Thanks to:

Bob Henderson
Neil Lawrence
Danny Callaghan
John Hadden
Ben

30 Ladies Racing  -  Edinburgh University Playing Fields, Myreside ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise these girl sprinters are, or can you suggest where this photo might have been taken?

There is a pavilion and some high poles in the background that may be recognisable.

ANSWER

Craiglockhart Sports Fields

This photo was taken at the old Edinburgh University Playing Fields, on the south side of the South Suburban railway line at Myreside.

These playing fields  have now become, Craiglockhart Sports fields, part of the school sports grounds for George Watson's College.

The pavilion is in Craiglockhart Terrace.  Here is a photo of the same pavilion taken in 2009:

Myreside Pavilion, zoom-in, 2009 ©

Thanks to:

Neil Lawrence

Jonathan Sheach

31 Rugby  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise which rugby teams these are, or can you suggest where this photo might have been taken?

Is that Arthur's Seat, with the housing along the northern edge of Queen's Park in the background?

ANSWER

This rugby match was being played on the University Playing Fields at East Suffolk Road

This view looks from the SW towards Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags.  The houses beyond the rugby pitch are the tenements in Dalkeith Road. 

Thanks to:

Bob Henderson
Bryan Gourlay
Jim Cairns
Neil Lawrence
Dougie Bryce
John Hadden
Irene Cordier

32 Cricket  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise these cricketers or the pavilion.

See also 33 below, if you wish to zoom-out and see more of the ground.

ANSWER

The photo is of Calton Cricket Team playing at Calton Cricket Ground in Grange Loan.

Thanks to:

Bob Sinclair
Archie Young
Hugh Parker

33 Cricket  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise this cricket ground?

See also 32 above, if you wish to zoom-in and have a better look at the players.

ANSWER

The photo is of Calton Cricket Team playing at Calton Cricket Ground in Grange Loan.

Thanks to:

Bob Sinclair
Archie Young
Hugh Parker

34 Putting  -  Who?  When?  Where?  -  Answer:  City Hospital, Edinburgh ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise this golf club house?

Can you suggest when the photo may have been taken?

ANSWER

It's not a golf club house.
It's the City Hospital, Edinburgh.

The sport is not golf.  It's putting!

Thanks to:

Danny Callaghan
Liz Miler
John Hadden

35 Long Jump  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

Do you know when and where this photo of the long-jumper may have been taken?

Some of the other photos from this collection were taken at the Edinburgh University Playing Fields at Myreside

ANSWER

This photo was taken at the old Edinburgh University Playing Fields, on the south side of the South Suburban railway line at Myreside.

These playing fields  have now become part of the school sports grounds for George Watson's College.

The hill in the background is where Napier University is now.

Thanks to:

Graeme Kerr

36 The Start of a Race  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

Do you know when and where this photo of the start of a men's race may have been taken?

Some of the other photos from this collection were taken at the Edinburgh University Playing Fields at Myreside

ANSWER

Don't know

37 The Finish of a Race -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

Do you know when and where this photo of the end of a men's race may have been taken?

Some of the other photos from this collection were taken at the Edinburgh University Playing Fields at Myreside

ANSWER

Don't know

This is the end of a race at Myreside Field.  One of the Craighouse buildings can just be seen in the top-left corner of this photo.

John Wishart

38 The Start of a Road Race  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

Do you know when and where this photo of what appears to be the start of a road race may have been taken?

The shop behind them may help to identify the location, and possibly the period.

ANSWER

The race appears to be starting
in front of No 43 Ratcliffe Terrace

Thanks to:

Bob Henderson
Sally Hunter

39 Group of Sportsmen  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

Do you know what group of sportsmen (of different ages) this might be?  The emblems on their top may help to identify them.

When might this photo have been taken?  The poster in the background might help.

ANSWERS

1.  LOCATION

Don't know

2.  DATE

The photo may have been taken at 27-29 Radcliffe Terrace, just up the road from where the race started, outside No. 43.

The year may well have been 1910, 1921 or 1927.

Thanks to:

John Hadden

40 Rowing Boat at the Shore  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

QUESTION:

What is this group of rowers, and where are they?

They are arriving at or leaving the shore, maybe somewhere on the Firth of Forth, near Edinburgh.

ANSWER

This photo was taken as the boat was leaving the beach at Portobello.  The coast of East Lothian is just visible in the background.

Here are a couple more photos of similar boats, both taken at Portobello, the first in the early-1900s and the second in 1955.

Portobello Regatta near Portobello Pier  -  Postcard written 1903 ©

A crew from Portobello's  Eastern Amateur Rowing Club copetes in a Regatta at Portobello in 1955 ©

Thanks to:

David King
Archie Foley
Tom Forsyth
George Neilson

41

©

Girls Gargling
in a Large Store

QUESTION:

Where and when was this photo taken?

It may be connected to h the Spanish Flu outbreak that spread across the world and lasted from 1918 to 1920.

ANSWER

Don't know

Thanks to:

Bob Henderson
Danny Callaghan
Ian Green

42

Tramway Workers being innoculated against influenza  -  possibly around 1918-1920 ©

Tramway Employees being inoculated against  influenza

QUESTION:

Where and when was this photo taken?

It may be connected to h the Spanish Flu outbreak that spread across the world and lasted from 1918 to 1920.

ANSWER

Don't know

Thanks to:

Liz Miller
John Ballantyne

43 A tug of war competition at Edinburgh University Sports Fields at Myreside  -  Probably some time between 1910 and 1930 ©

QUESTION:

Do you recognise these girl sprinters are, or can you suggest where this photo might have been taken?

There is a pavilion and some high poles in the background that may be recognisable.

ANSWER

Craiglockhart Sports Fields

This photo was taken at the old Edinburgh University Playing Fields, on the south side of the South Suburban railway line at Myreside.

These playing fields  have now become, Craiglockhart Sports fields, part of the school sports grounds for George Watson's College.

Thanks to:

Jonathan Sheach

 

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Boys' Brigade Photographs

1

Around Edinburgh  -  49th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade Company , 1905-06  -  Where was this photograph taken? ©

49th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade

1905-1906

QUESTION:

Where is this?

ANSWER

Don't know.

Several people have suggested:

Royal Botanic Gardens

but I believe it is elsewhere.

2

Around Edinburgh  49th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade photograph  -  Where was this photogarph taken? ©

49th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade

1907

QUESTION:

Where is this?

ANSWER

Lasswade
Droman House, Beside the cemetery

Thanks to:

Phil Wilson
Archie Young

Oonagh O'Brien

This images above are from an interesting collection of old prints of Edinburgh provided recently [2004] by Phil Wilson of Edinburgh, now living in Aberdeen.

For more Boys' Brigade photos, see photos G28 and G29 below.  These are copies of two old Boys' Brigade photos that have been framed and now hang on the on the staircase at The Pavilion, Ferry Road,  the HQ of Boys' Brigade, Leith Battalion.

 

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Railway Photographs

The railway photos 1, 2 and 3 below were provided by Archie Foley of Portobello.  Archie has acquired collection of old negatives of railway and travel negatives and is attempting to trace the photographer.

1

National Coal Board loco No 13 and three railway workers ©

Coal Board Locomotive No 13.

Where?  When?

ANSWER

Woodburn Junction

Between 1950 and 1957

Thanks to Patrick Hutton

2

A railway worker stands beside the track as a train passes heading towards a signal box.  Where is it? ©

Where was this railway photo
 taken in the 1950s?

ANSWER

Beside Shotts Golf Course

Thanks to:

Walter Anderson
Patrick Hutton
Francis A Dalrymple Hamilton
David Briggs
Grahame Hood
Walter Anderson
Fergus Moffat
David Bain
Mick Sullivan
Richard Neal
Robert Fleming
Alan M Brown
Ian Brown

3

Ten railway cleaners  -  Photograph probably taken in the 1950s ©

Where were these ten railway cleaners photographed?

ANSWER

 Craigentinny

Thanks to:

Sandy Maclean
Archie Cairns
Gus Coutts
Alan Grieve
Patrick LIndsay
Warren Johnston
Les Braby

4

Six railway workers on a trolley  -  Photograph probably taken in the 1950s ©

Where were these six railway
workers photographed?

ANSWER

Don't know

Thanks to:

Scottish Dave
Danny Callaghan

5

Loco 61407 and  a shunter ©

Where was this photo of a shunter standing beside loco 61407 taken?

ANSWER

Don't know 
Possibly somewhere in the Dunfermline area.

Thanks for the comments so far from:

Mick Sullivan
Roger McDermaid

6

An Accident, possibly in Edinburgh  -  Where is it? ©

Where and when was this accident?

ANSWER

Smeaton Colliery, Dalkeith
October 9, 1958

Thanks to:

Rodney Marshall
John Stevenson
John Hadden
Douglas Beath
Roger
Crooke
Malcolm Paul
Christopher Hogan
Patrick Hutton
Douglas Beath
John Wilson
Andy Arthur

7

Where is it  -  Photograph of a railway line and a pram.  Possibly Newhaven or Granton ©

Where was this photograph
taken on Victoria Day 1948?

ANSWER

Granton Middle Pier

Thanks to:

Patrick Hutton
Walter Lyle Hume
Ian McInnes

8

This photograph was taken at Edinburgh's Waverley Station, but what was the occasion? ©

This photograph was taken at Edinburgh's Waverley Station, but what was the occasion? ©

This photograph was taken at Edinburgh's Waverley Station,
but what was the occasion?

ANSWER

Probably a troop train
 in the mid-1930s

Thanks to:

John Hadden
Patrick Hutton
Douglas Beath
Andrew Daniel
Simon Batchelor
Alan MacFarland

9

Where is it  -  Photograph of a railway line and a pram.  Possibly Newhaven or Granton ©

'Hal o' the Wynd'  Where?

ANSWER

Possibly late 1940s.
Eastfield, Glasgow

Thanks to:

Patrick Hutton
Steve Chalmers

10

Edinburgh  -  Railways and Industry  -  The back of Shrubhill ©

Railways and industry  Where?

ANSWER

  Shrubhill

Thanks to Patrick Hutton

11

An Accident, possibly in Edinburgh  -  Where is it? ©

Is this Leith?

ANSWER

No.  It's Tayport, Fife, Scotland.

Thanks to:

Walter Lyle Hume
Patrick Hutton
Phil Wilson
Richard Hollingworth
Ian Lindsay

12

Postcard by an unknown publisher  -  Possibly Joppa Signal Box ©

Is this Joppa Signal Box?

ANSWER

No.  It's Portobello East.

Thanks to:

Alan Grieve
Ian Young

13

Looking down on Waverley Station from the Scott Monument ©

This photo looks down on Waverley Station from the Scott Monument.  When is the photo likely to have been taken?

ANSWER

Early-1950s

Thanks to:

Phil Wilson
Patrick Hutton
Eric Gold

14

Stephen McMahon's Grandfather outside an LNER station, probably in the 1930s.  Where is this station ©

Here is Stephen McMahon's grandfather standing beside the Telegraph & Post Office, outside an LNER station, probably in the 1930s.

Where might this photo have been taken?  See also, 15 below

ANSWER

Ballater, Aberdeenshire

Thanks to:

Murdo Macrae
Stephen McMahon

15

Stephen McMahon's Grandmother outside an LNER station, probably in the 1930s.  Where is this station ©

Here is Stephen McMahon's grandmother standing beside the Telegraph & Post Office, outside an LNER station, probably in the 1930s.

Where might this photo have been taken?  See also, 14 above.

ANSWER

Ballater, Aberdeenshire

Thanks to:

Murdo Macrae
Stephen McMahon

16

Roslin Branch  -  When? ©

Here is a photo of loco No 49, Gordon Highlander, on the Roslin line.  When is this photo likely to have been taken?

ANSWER

October 16, 1965

Thanks to:

Colin Dawson

17

A  North British Railway engine, possibly at Inveresk on the Edinburgh-Musselburgh line - around 1895 ©

Was this photograph of the North British Railway engine taken at Inveresk in East Lothian?

ANSWER

This photo was taken at Musselburgh Station, East Lothian.

Thanks to:

Ian Hay
Graham Strachan

18 Photograph of a train at Granton, taken in 1958  -  Where was this photo taken? ©

Where might this photo have been taken?  I believe it was probably somewhere near West Harbour Road or West Shore Road, Granton.

ANSWER

The photo was taken near the crossing over West Shore Road, close to the shore end of Granton Western Breakwater.

Thanks to:

Neil Lawrence
Walter Lyle Hume
Douglas Beath

19

©

Here is an unusual subject for a cabinet portrait.  Where and when might if have been taken?  Please click on the thumbnail image above to read more about it.

ANSWER

Tuthill Quarry, Durham, England

Probably 1888-95

Thanks for the comments so far from:

Phil Wild
David Bain
David King
Euan Cameron
Brian Lacey

20

©

This photo has been printed from a glass slide belonging to the Edinburgh Corporate Transport Department Collection.

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

The photo was probably taken at Leith, possibly in 1921.

The lorry is  built on the chassis of an Edinburgh Corporation Leyland charabanc, new in 1919.

Thanks to:

Allan Dodds
John Dickson
Donald Grant

21

A group of five from Willie Lisowski's family standing on a platform in 1955.  Which station is this likely to be? ©

Winnie Lisowski who sent this photo of her family group standing on a platform writes:

"This photo is dated 1955.  I was wondering if it could be Abbeyhill Station."

Do you recognise this station?

ANSWER

Is it Slateford, with 'T Woods' in the background?

No:  that's not the 'T Woods'

Thanks to:

Winnie Lisowski
Simon Capaldi
David Bain
Mike Melrose
Les Braby
Terry Cox

22

A group of Railway Workers  -  Where and when might this photo have been taken? ©

When and where might this photo of railway workers have been taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.  Possibly somewhere in North America

Thanks to:

Kenneth Williamson
Andy Arthur
Iain Chalmers

23

Is this a photo of the Mystery Railway Photographer who took the Railway Photos in the 1950s that are now in Archie Foley's Collection?    Who was this photographer? ©

Is this the 'Mystery Photographer' who may have taken photos 1 to 5 above and other railway photos in and around Edinburgh in the 1950s?

ANSWER

Don't know.

24

Is this a photo of the Mystery Railway Photographer who took the Railway Photos in the 1950s that are now in Archie Foley's Collection?    Who was this photographer? ©

Here, we zoom in on the railway worker in photo 23 above.

Is this the 'Mystery Photographer' who may have taken photos 1 to 5 above and other railway photos in and around Edinburgh in the 1950s?

ANSWER

Don't know.

 

D

Tram and Bus Photographs

1

   Roadworks  -  Laying or removingTramwayTracks  -  Where?  When? ©

Roadworks  -  1

 ANSWER

Corstorphine Road

Thanks to:

Billy McDonald
Douglas Beath

2

   Roadworks  -  Laying or removing tramway  -  Where?  When?  ©

Roadworks  -  2

 ANSWER

Slateford Road.

Thanks to Douglas Beath

3

Roadworks  -  Removing Tramway Track  -  Where?  When? ©

Roadworks -  3

 ANSWER

Slateford Road.

Thanks to:

Douglas Beath
Sheila Veitch

4

Roadworks  -  Removing the Tramway Tracks  -  Where and when? ©

Roadworks  -  4

 ANSWER

Slateford Road.

Thanks to:

Douglas Beath
Sheila Veitch

5

A yard full of Edinburgh's buses.  Does anybody know the location or when the photograph was taken? ©

Bus Depot - outside

 ANSWER

Gorgie Depot

Thanks to Amanda Melrose

6

Char-a-Bancs on 22 May 1922  -  Where are they? ©

Where is it?  And when?

ANSWER

Outing from Edinburgh at Perth Railway Station, 1923

Thank you to Neil Lawrence

7

  Char-a-Bancs at Princes Street  -  22 May 1922 ©

When was this photo taken

ANSWER

Charabancs in Castle Terrace

Probably around 1926-7

8

Routes 26 and 44  -  Terminus  -  possibly at Eastfield, Joppa ©

Where and when was the photo taken?

Is this Eastfield Terminus?

ANSWER

Yes, Eastfield
Around early-1970

Thanks to:

-  Archie Foley
-  Patrick Hutton
-  Mike Gradone
-  John Hadden
-  Donald Grant
-  Steven Oliver
-  Michael Thompson
-  Denis Kelly

9

Edinburgh City Transport - Parcels Depot  -  Where? ©

Parcels Depot - Where was it?

ANSWER

Shrubhill Works

Thanks to:

-  Douglas Beath
Donald Grant
-  J Paton
-  John Dickson

10 Two Edinburgh single decker buses.  Where and when was this poto taken? ©

Two single decker buses.

Where and when?

ANSWER

Shrubhill Works
Aug 3, 1961

Thanks to:

-  Duncan MacAuslan
-  John J Hadden
-  Helen Skedd
-  Scott Birrell
-  John Stewart

11

Trams and crowds in Princes Street.  When was this photograph taken and what was the occasion? ©

Princes Street Procession

What was the occasion? - and when?

ANSWER

Don't know.

12

Edinburgh Cable Car  -  when and where? ©

Edinburgh Cable Car

When and where?

ANSWER

Early-1900s

Tollcross

Thanks to:

-  Duncan MacAuslan
-  John J Hadden
Donald Grant
-  Neil Lawrence
-  Terry Cox
-  Bruce
-  Alex Palmer

13

Cable in the Street - for Edinburgh's Cable Cars ©

Edinburgh Cable Cars

Where might the photo of cable for Edinburgh's cable car system have been taken?

ANSWER

Outside the cable winding station in Henderson Row.

Thanks to:

-  Danny Callaghan

14

Decorated Trams  -  National Savings Certificates ©

This photo has been printed from a glass slide belonging to the Edinburgh Corporate Transport Dept. Collection.

What is the elaborate building in the background in this photo?

ANSWER

It could be Coillesdene House in Joppa, the site of which is now occupied by a block of flats..

Thanks to:

-  Gus Coutts

15

Road works in Edinburh, possibly in connection with tram tracks -  Where and when? ©

This photo has been printed from a glass slide belonging to the Edinburgh Corporate Transport Dept. Collection.

There appear to be some road works taking place in the foreground - possibly in connection with the tram tracks.

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

 ANSWER

Corstorphine Road

Thanks to:

-  Benzyl

Thank you, Benzyl, for pointing out that this is the same photo as (but lower quality than) the photo in D1 above, which has already been identified by two contributors as having been taken at Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh.

 

E

Other Transport

1

Trawler  -  1. Where is it? - possibly Granton Middle Pier.  2. When was the photograph taken ©

Trawler
What trawler is this?  Where is it?

ANSWER

Don't know.

2

Old Car parked outsideThe St Stephen's Motor & Cycle Depot, 10 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge ©

Car
What make of car is this?

ANSWER

'Straker Squire'

Thanks to:

Bryan Gourlay
-John Hadden
Douglas Glass
Engel Nelson
Mike Budd

3

Robert Devlin in the driving seat of his father's Daimler ©

Daimler

Where is this car?

ANSWER

Don't know.

4

Lorries taking esparto grass from Granton to the paper mills around Edinburgh in the 1940s/50s ©

Transporting Esparto Grass

This photo of esparto grass being transported, probably  from Granton Harbour to one of the paper mills, was taken around the 1950s.  Where was it taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.

5

Lorry carrying esparto grass  -  where is it? ©

Transporting Esparto Grass

This photo of esparto grass being transported, probably  from Granton Harbour to one of the paper mills, was taken around the 1950s.  Where was it taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.

6

Photograph from the family of Horatio Ross  - Horse and cart, somewhere in the Scottish Highlands ©

Horse and Cart

This is a photograph from the collection of the family of Horatio Ross.  Where and when was this photo taken?

ANSWER

'Braelangwell Distillery,
Black Isle, Ross-shire,
 Scotland.'

Thanks to:

Jonathan Mitchell

7

    Photograph of Coach and Horses  -  Where and when might it have been taken? ©

Coach and Horses

Where and when was this photo taken?  The station on the left may be a clue.

ANSWER

'Dalkeith Station'

 'March 29, 1929'

Thanks to:

Stuart Guild

Bob Henderson

Matt Rooney

John Hadden

Rab Leishman

Helen Szafer

8

Bruce Peebles Transformer being delivered to Portobello Power Station, 1952 ©

Transformer from Bruce Peebles

Here, the transformer was being transported to Portobello Power Station in 1952.

Where was the photo taken?

ANSWER

'Near the foot of Leith Walk'

Thanks to:

John Hadden

Walter Lyle Hume

Brian Swanney

Steve Chambers

Bob Henderson

Forbes Wilson

Patrick Hutton

Harry Jones

Harry Hunter

Sylvia Dawson

Nicola Woodburn

Archie Cairns

Steve Begg

9

Carte de Visite by Kyles & Law  -  Where was this photo taken? ©

Here is a carte de visite photo by Portobello photographers Kyles & Law.  The photo was probably taken in the mid-1860s.

Where might it have been taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.

Thanks to:

Archie Young

John Gray

Archie Foley

10 Cabinet print by Charles McKean, Portobello  -  cyclist ©,

This photo comes from Charles McKean's Promenade Studio, Portobello.

When did this studio operate, and do you know anything about the model of cycle in this photo?

ANSWER

This machine looks like a modernized 1890s mount, set up for hard road riding.

The photo was probably taken in the early years of the 20th century.

Thanks to:

David Gordon

Nicholas Oddy

11

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

The fishing boat 'Gratitude' (LH28) was registered at Leith, Edinburgh, but where was it when this photo was taken?

ANSWER

Whitby Harbour

©

Thanks to:

Forbes Wilson

Walter Lyle Hume

John Stevenson

Walter Anderson

Peter Nisbet

Paul Malin

John Dickson

John Garland

12

Sailing on a boat with an advert for an aquarium, taken possibly around 1928  -  Where was this photo taken? ©

Where might this photo have been taken?  The sender thought it might be somewhere around Edinburgh, possibly around 1928.  There is an advert for an aquarium on the boat.

I don't recognise the location.

ANSWER

Don't know.

13

Fallen Lamp Post Accident  -  Where and When? ©

This photo comes from the Edinburgh Street Light Unit collection, held by Edinburgh City Archives.

When and where might this accident have happened.  Was it, perhaps somewhere in Edinburgh Old Town, around the 1940s?

ANSWER

Outside Queensberry House, 64 Canongate, Edinburgh, on December 26, 1946.

Accident outside Queensberry House, Canongate on December 26, 1946 ©

Thanks to:

-  Ian Scott

-  Benzyl

-  Edinburgh City Archive

 14 

James Melville and his team with an Edinburgh Corporation Steam Roller ©

Here is a photo of an Edinburgh Corporation steam roller with its driver and other workers.

When and where might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

Possibly Fettes Avenue

Thanks to:

-  Margaret Elliot

-  Mark Fellows

-  'Benzyl'

-  Ian Young

15 

Photo of a barrow box and 4 children, taken around 1933.  Where might this photo have been taken? ©

Where might this photo of the barrow box have been taken?

The photo was taken around 1933.

ANSWER

Westland Cottages on the corner of Ravenscroft Street and Ravenscroft Place, Gilmerton

Westland Cottages, Ravenscroft Street - 2011 ©

Thanks to:

-  David Bain

-  Brian Gourlay

-  Jimmy Cunningham

-  Jimmy White

See also: comments

16 

Comiston Road near Fairmilehead -  Street lighting at night ©

What type of car is this.  The photo was taken in Comiston Road.  The same car was also photographed in Gilmerton Road.

ANSWER

Don't know.  Rover, Morris and Wolesley (all about 1937) have been suggested.

Thanks to:

-  Brian Alexander

-  Colin Schubert

-  Ronnie Elder

-  Allan Dodds

-  John Dickson

17 

 ©

Here is a Jerome photograph of Caroline Harper's grandad.

Where and when might this photo have been taken, and what is known of the old traction engine (if that's what it is)?

ANSWER

Don't know.  Possibly Burntisland

Thanks to:

-  Caroline Harper

18 

Boys Brigade, 1st Leith Company  -  Staff Car ©

Here is a photo of a Boys' Brigade, 1st Leith Company Staff Car.

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

Don't know where and when the photo was taken, but the car appears to be  an Angus Sanderson 14HP closed tourer, c.1921.

Thanks to:

-  Alastair Chalmers

-  Bozi Mohacek

19 

Three Boys' Brigade photos, hanging on the staircase of the Leith Boys' Brigade Batallion HQ at The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith ©

Where and when was this Boys' Brigade photo taken, and what is the make of car?

ANSWER

The photo was taken in front of Barclay Church.  The shops in the background are in Gillespie Place

Thanks to:

-  Alastair Chalmers

-  Neil Lawrence

20 

George Street in the 1920s  -  Marion Fishmonger Lorry and other vehicles ©

This is the 1st of 3 photos  takin in George Street, probably around the 1920s or 1930s.

Can you suggest a year, or identify any of the car models in this photo?

ANSWER

Don't know.

21 

George Street in the 1920s  -  S2342 and other vehicles ©

This is the 2nd of 3 photos  takin in George Street, probably around the 1920s or 1930s.

Can you suggest a year, or identify any of the car models in this photo?

ANSWER

Don't know.

22 

George Street in the 1920s  -  SG7720 and other vehicles ©

This is the 3rd of 3 photos  takin in George Street, probably around the 1920s or 1930s.

Can you suggest a year, or identify any of the car models in this photo?

ANSWER

Don't know.

23

Sighthill Bus Terminus, beside the canal at Calder Road  -  When might htis photo have been taken? ©

Here is a photo of a bus terminus in the 1950s. Where and when was the photo taken.

ANSWER

The photo was taken at Gilmerton terminus on August 13, 1958

Thanks to:

-  Alan R Hall

-  Steven Oliver

-  Denis Kelly

24

What model and year of car is this, and where might the photo have been taken? ©

What Make of Car?

John Blackwood who sent me this photo wrote:

"The man in this car was a friend of my uncle'.  It's unlikely that anyone would recognise him, but what about the car or the place?

John Blackmore, Oct 31 _ Nov 3, 2013

ANSWER

It may be a Singer Ten.

Thanks to:

-  Harry Gilbert

25 Roadworks  -  Laying the tramway track in Glasgow Road ©

Where and when were these Roadworks?

It has been suggested that they might have been in Glasgow Road.

ANSWER

The east end of Ravelston Dykes Road in 1930s or 1940s

Thanks to:

-  George Murray

-  Patrick Hutton

-  John Hadden

-  Ian Thomson

-  Ken Watt

-  Simon Capaldi

 

 

F

Winter

1

Postcard  -  James Patrick  -  Castle Series  -  "A Merry Christmas" ©

Winter  -  Skating

Here is a photograph from a James Patrick postcard, titled "A Merry Christmas".  Where and when was it taken?

ANSWER

14th Fairway,
Braid Hills  No 1
Golf Course

Thanks to:

Andy Wanstall

2

Postcard  - James Parick  -  Castle Series  -  "Cauld Blaws the Wind" ©

Winter  -  Horse and Cart

Here is another photograph from a James Patrick postcard titled: "Cauld blaws the wind".  Where and when was it taken?

ANSWER

It may be:

1.  Harlaw Road between the top of Kirkgate and Wester Kinleith Farm.

2.  on A702 south of the Pentlands, near Boghall.

3.  the road to Flotterstone, taken with your back to the hills, looking east out to the main road.

Thanks to:

John J Hadden
Jill Strobridge
Forbes Wilson
Bob Henderson

3

Postcard  -  James Patrick  -  Castle Series  -  "Winter Fairly" ©

Winter  -  Lone Figure

Here is a third photograph from a James Patrick postcard titled "Winter Fairly".  Where and when was it taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.

4

Photograph of an outdoor curling match  -  Where and when? ©

Winter  -  Curling

This photo of an outdoor curling match was found in an old photograph album.  Does anybody recognise the location?

ANSWER

Duddingston.

Possibly the same match as in the photo below, played on December 31, 1913.

Curling Match at Duddingston  -  December 31, 1913 ©

Thanks to:

Archie Young
Bob Jefferson
Margaret Mekie

 

G

People and Groups

1

A cabinet print by James Pike of a group of adults with a viaduct in the background ©

Outing

A group of adults on an outing

ANSWER

Lothianbridge Viaduct
near Newtongrange

Thanks to

-  Archie Young

-  Joe McGuigan

-  Simon Capaldi

-  Bob Henderson

-  Matt Rooney

-  Donald Grant

-  Phil Wilson

-  Graeme Kerr

-  Bobby Grierson

-  Tommy Pearson

-  Graham Maxwell

-  Simon Capaldi

2

A cabinet print by James Pike of a group of children with a viaduct in the backgraound ©

Outing

A group of children on an outing

3

D & W Prophet  -  Cabinet Print  -  School Photograph ©

School

A school class, probably at Drummond Street School

ANSWER

Don't know.

4

Cabinet print of four men with clay pipes and drinks  -  J Greenfield ©

Group

Four men with clay pipes and drinks.

Where were they, and when?

ANSWER

Don't know.

5

Painting by William Crooke, 1890  -  Run away horse and cart ©

Paintings

What is known of William Crooke's paintings?

ANSWER

Don't know.

6

A cabinet print by William Halkett, Portobello  -  Where was this photograph taken? ©

Cabinet Print

by William Halkett, Portobello

Where is it?

ANSWER

Don't know.

7

A portrait of three children from an Edinburgh family - boys or girls?  -  photographed when? ©

Early Photo

1. When was it taken?
2. Are they boys or girls?

ANSWER

Don't know.

8

A shooting competition, probably somewhere around Edinburgh.  Where is it? ©

Shooting Competition

Somewhere near Edinburgh?  Where is it?

ANSWER

Don't know.

9

Photograph by an unidentified photographer of the Robertson Brothers ©

Robertson Brothers

Where and when was this photo taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.

10

A group of nine children at Dumbiedykes in the mid-1950s ©

Dumbiedykes Children

mid-1950s  -  where?

ANSWER

The corner of Dumbiedykes Road and Dumbiedykes Lane

Thanks to Jean Rae

11

A group of six children at Dumbiedykes in the mid-1950s ©

Dumbiedykes Children

mid-1950s  -  where?

ANSWER

The corner of Dumbiedykes Road and Dumbiedykes Lane

Thanks to Jean Rae

12

Postcard of a school class  -  probably somewhere around Newhaven in the early 1900s ©

Children

Which school?
Photograph taken where?

ANSWER

Some from Trinity Academy.

Photograph taken at
6 Craighall Crescent

Thanks to:

Stephen McMahon
Walter Lyle Hume

13

Cabinet Print, possibly from a Glasgow or Durham studio.  Does anybody know where and when this photo might have been taken? ©

Studio Portrait

Possibly from a Glasgow or Durham studio

Do you know where and when this might have ben taken.  There may be clues in the scenery in the photo or in the style of the Cabinet Print mount?

ANSWER

Don't know.

14

A  class at Stockbridge School, around 1925 ©

School Class

Around 1925

Which school is this?  It's likely to be somewhere around Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

ANSWER

Stockbridge School

Thanks to:

Liz Gatley

15

14 Edinburgh workers  -  around 1937  -  Which company? ©

c1937

Edinburgh Workers

Which company might these workers have been working for?

ANSWER

Don't know.

 

16

5 boys in Edinburgh  -  Where are they? ©

5 boys

This photo may have been taken in the 1970s or 1980s.  Where was it taken?  The slope of the street may give a clue.

ANSWER

Wardrop's Court
off the Royal Mile
Edinburgh

Thanks to:

Alan Monk
George Smith
Ben

17

OSO Edinburgh 1927 - What is this group and where was the photograph taken? ©

Here is a postcard titled 'OSO Edinburgh 1927'.  The photo was taken in either Coates Crescent or Atholl Crescent, but what does 'OSO' stand for.

There have been suggestions that there might have some connection with Ordnance Survey or Overseas Officers

ANSWER

Ordnance Survey

Their office is in the background of this photo.

Photo taken at gardens in Claremont Crescent.

Thanks to:

Richard Torrance
John Hadden

18

Cabinet Print  -  Photo Company, 5a Annandale Street.  Date, place and photographer not known. ©

Here is a photo, cabinet print size, produced by Photo Company, 5a Annandale St., Edinburgh.

A number 123 has been chalked on the fence.  Do you know where and when this photo might have been taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.

19

Cabinet Print  -  Photo Company, 5a Annandale Street.  Date, place and photographer not known. ©    Zoom-in to a Cabinet Print  -  Photo Company, 5a Annandale Street.  Date, place and photographer not known. ©

ANSWER

Don't know.

20 Photograph by Moffat  -  Is this of a well known person ©    Photograph by Moffat  -  Is this of a well known person ©

 Photograph by Moffat  -  Is this of a well known person ©    Photograph by Moffat  -  Is this of a well known person ©

Do you recognise any of the men in these cartes de visite from the studio of John Moffat?

The men may be well known, possibly having connections with the University of Edinburgh

ANSWER

Don't know.

21

Was this photo taken at McLachlan's Coopers in the 1950s?  One of he men in this photo is Tom Bain.  Who are the other men? ©

Was this photo taken at McLachlan's Coopers in the 1950s?  One of he men in this photo is Tom Bain.  Who are the other men? ©

Was this photo taken at McLachlan's Coopers in the 1950s?  One of he men in this photo is Tom Bain.  Who are the other men? ©

Can you suggest where these photos of coopers might have been taken?

They were sent to me by David Bain who tells me that his dad, Tom Bain, is the man wearing the trilby.  Who are the other men.

Where and when was this photo taken?  It may have been at McLachlan's coopers in the 1950s.

ANSWER

Don't know.

22

Gayfield Square School for Girls, 1865 ©

Where might this 1865 photograph of Gayfield Square School for Girls have been taken?

ANSWER

Hillside Crescent Gardens.

Thanks to:

Gary Gray
Ben
Danny Callaghan
Bryan Gourlay

23

Which school is this?   One of the pupils subsequently attended Moray House Secondary School in the 1930s ©

Here is a photograph of a class at an Edinburgh school.  Which school is it? One of the pupils in this photo subsequently attended Moray House Secondary School in the 1930s.

ANSWER

Don't know.

24

Man and horse - Who? Where? When? ©

Where and when might this photo have been taken?  There may be some clues in the background.  Who is the man in the photo?

ANSWER

Don't know.

25

Men and cart belonging to Mansons, Granton  -  Who?  Where?  When? ©

What is known about this photograph of a cart belonging to Mansons of Granton, sellers of fruit and fresh flowers?  When might the photo have been taken, and who are the men in the photo?

ANSWER

Don't know.

Thanks for comment from:

    Ronnie Elder

26

Kenneth Williamson's Grandfather  -  Fordon Highlanders Pipe Major ©

When might this photograph of a Pipe Major in the Gordon Highlanders have been taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.

27

Kenneth Williamson's Grandfather  -  Fordon Highlanders Pipe Major ©

When might this photograph of a Pipe Major in the Gordon Highlanders have been taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.

28

A photograph hanging on the staircase of the Leith Boys' Brigade Batallion HQ at The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith  -  Boys' Brigade Marching   -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

When and where was this photo taken?

Were the boys marching down Castle Hill from Edinburgh Castle?

ANSWER

48th Edinburgh Company with Captain Hugh Craig, marching at the foot of Fishmarket Close

Thanks for comment from:

-  Rhona Cameron

-  Jim Williamson

-  James A Rafferty

29

A photograph hanging on the staircase of the Leith Boys' Brigade Batallion HQ at The Pavilion, Ferry Road, Leith  -  Boys' Brigade Members and an Old Car   -  Who?  When?  Where?  And what model of car? ©

Where was this Boys' Brigade photo taken and when?  There are some clues in the background.

-  What was the occasion?

-  Who is in the car?

-  What is the make and model of car?

ANSWER

The photo was taken at Gillespie Place, in front of the Barclay Church.

The car is c.1903 Darracq, probably the 8HP.

Thanks for comment from:

Neil Lawrence

Bozi

30

Four Children on the sands  -  Where is it? ©

Where was this photo taken?  It was presumably on the Firth of Forth as that looks like the Bass Rock in the background.

ANSWER

Bellhaven Bay, Dunbar

Thanks to:

Walter Lyle Hume
David Bain
Bryan Gourlay
Archie Foley
Bob Henderson

31

Photo taken on Coronation Day - June 2, 1953  -  Six Cooks  -  Where? ©

This is one of three photos (31, 32, 33) taken somewhere in Edinburgh on Coronation Day, June 2, 1953.

Do you recognise any of the people in this photo, or the houses in the background?  If you do, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Stenhouse

Thanks to:

Graham Carlin

31a

Photo taken on Coronation Day - June 2, 1953  -  Large Group  -  Where? ©

This is one of three photos (31, 32, 33) taken somewhere in Edinburgh on Coronation Day, June 2, 1953.

Do you recognise any of the people in this photo, or the houses in the background?  If you do, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Stenhouse

Thanks to:

Alastair Rankine
Neil Lawrence
Graham Carlin

31b

Photo taken on Coronation Day - June 2, 1953  -  Large Group  -  Where? ©

This is one of three photos (31, 32, 33) taken somewhere in Edinburgh on Coronation Day, June 2, 1953.

Do you recognise any of the people in this photo, or the houses in the background?  If you do, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Possibly
49 Carrick Knowe Hill
with Corstorphine Hill in the background

Thanks to:

Neil Lawrence
Graham Callum
Nigel Baxter
Alistair Adams
Danny Callaghan

32

Group Outing  -  Broughton Place.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

Here is a photo of a group outing.  The photo was taken in Broughton Place.

Do you recognise any of the people in this photo, or can suggest which group this might be or when the photo might have been taken, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Ministers, Leaders, Workers, Helpers and  Choir Members associated with Broughton Place Church.

Thanks to:

Neil Baxter
Allan Dodds
Les Braby

33

Group Outing  -  Cumberland Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

Here is a photo of a group outing.  The photo was taken in Cumberland Street.

Do you recognise any of the people in this photo, or can suggest which group this might be or when the photo might have been taken, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Don't know.

34

Group Outing  -  Dean Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

Here is a photo of a group outing.  The photo was taken in Dean Street.

Do you recognise any of the people in this photo, or can suggest which group this might be or when the photo might have been taken, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Don't know.

35

Group Outing  -  Madeira Street.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

Here is a photo of a group outing.  The photo was taken in Madeira Street.

Do you recognise any of the people in this photo, or can suggest which group this might be or when the photo might have been taken, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Don't know.

36

Group Outing  -  Usher Hall.  Do you know which group this was and when the photo might have been taken? ©

Here is a photo of a group outing.  The photo was taken outside the McEwan Hall.

Do you recognise any of the people in this photo, or can suggest which group this might be or when the photo might have been taken, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Don't know.

37

A Group of Workers from Lady Haig's Poppy Factory, 65 Cnaongate, Edinburgh.  Where and when was this photo taken? ©

Here is a photo of a group of workers standing in front of a banner for  Lady Haig's Poppy Factory, 65 Canongate, Edinburgh.

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

Possibly at the
Royal Highland Show

Thanks to:

-  John Hadden

38

Photograph of a street scene with tram and a sign for Belamine Bread  -  Where might this photo have been taken? ©

Where might this photo have been taken?  The sender thought it might be somewhere around Edinburgh, possibly around 1928.  There is a Bermaline Bread sign prominent in this photo, and a tram whose destination cannot be read.

I don't recognise the location

ANSWER

Don't know.  Possibly Dunfermline.

Thanks to:

-  Michael Keightley
-  Peter Rivet

39 St Leonard's Lane, looking west, near the junction with St Leonard's Hill ©

I believe that this photo was taken somewhere in the St Leonard's district.

Does anybody know exactly where it was taken?

ANSWER

St Leonard's Lane, looking W towards St Leonard's Street.

Thanks to:

-  James Morton Robertson
-  Graham Carlin
-  Bryan Gourlay
-  John J Hadden
-  Christina McDonald
-  John Preece
-  James A Rafferty
-  Dick Martin
-  Alastair Henderson
-  Robert Jamieson
-  A Pringle
-  Margot Hook
née Mgt Kemp

40

Cabinet Print by Alexander Ayton  -  Rugby Team ©

I believe that this photo would have been taken around the late-C19.

It was sent to me by Keith Grant who asks if the team might be either Edinburgh Academicals or Edinburgh Wanderers.

ANSWER

Possibly
 Edinburgh Academicals or Edinburgh Wanderers

Thanks to:

-  Keith Grant

41

©

Who are these ten well-dressed gentlemen wearing their waistcoats and pocket watches?

When and where might this photo have been taken?

Do you recognise these steps and doorway?

ANSWER

Don't know.

42

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Racing ©

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Racing

This photo was probably taken at Powderhall, but when?

ANSWER

Powderhall Stadium

Thanks to:

-  Patrick Hutton

-  Andy Arthur

-  Andrew Coates

 

43

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  HIgh Jump ©

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  High Jump

This photo was probably taken at Powderhall, but when?

ANSWER

Powderhall Stadium

Thanks to:

-  Patrick Hutton

-  Andy Arthur

-  Andrew Coates

44

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Running ©

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Running

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

The Meadows, Edinburgh

Thanks to:

-  Andrew Coates

45

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Water©

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Water

Where and when might this photo have been taken, and what's happening in this photo?

ANSWER

The Meadows, Edinburgh

Thanks to:

-  Andrew Coates

46

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Cycling ©

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Cycling

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

Hawkhill, Edinburgh?

Thanks to:

-  Andrew Coates
-  Carol Jones

47

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Show Jumping ©

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane
-  Show Jumping

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

Marchmont

Thanks to:

-  Andy Arthur

-  Andrew Coates

 

48

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane -  Show Jumping ©

Cabinet Print by Marshall Wane
-  Show Jumping

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

Marchmont

Thanks to:

-  Andy Arthur

-  Andrew Coates

 

49

Ten men on the steps, wearing waistcoats and pocket watches  -  Who?  When?  Where? ©

Who are these ten men?  What organisation are they from?  When and where might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

Probably members of the temperance movement.

Thanks to:

-  Winnie Lisowski

50

©

This photo is stamped 'A SWAN WATSON' in the lower-left corner.  There was an Andrew Swan Watson studio at Bruntsfield, Edinburgh from 1893 until 1958.

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

Don't know.

51

©

John Stewart, who sent this photo wrote:

"Here is a photo that seems to be related to the Gretna Disaster.

It might not be easy to discover when this photo was taken, or who is in the photo, but perhaps somebody will recognise the location.

ANSWER

Cortege:  Soldiers from the Black Watch at the top of the Old High Street, Perth

Thanks to:

 - Jack Buchan

52

Carte de visite photograph of a Bandsmanfrom the studio of Portobello photographer, T Atkinson ©

Here is a carte de visite photo of what appears to be a bandsman, taken at the studio of T Atkinson, Portobello.

What is known about this photographer?

Do you recognise the uniform in this photo?

ANSWER

Don't know.

53

(a)                             (b)

Postcard Portrait  -  A soldier (from wich Regiment?)  -  possibly a relative of David Abrahams ©      Postcard Portrait from Morrison's Studio  -  Two soldiers (from which Regiment?) - one possibly being a relative of David Abrahams ©

The soldier in Photo (a)  is the same man as the soldier on the left in Photo (b).

When might these two photos have been taken, and which Regiments are the soldiers from?

ANSWER

-  Photo 2 may date from some time between 1915 and 1928.

-  The soldier on the left is Royal Artilliary.

-  The other soldier appears to be a Royal Engineer.

Thanks to:

-  George Smith

54

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

5 Boys and a Yard

R Blomfield Photo No.1

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1960.

Where was this photo taken?

ANSWER

Young Bros. Yard
Oakfield, West Arthur Place,
Arthur Street, Dumbiedykes

Thanks to:

 - Tom Harrison

-  Eric Gold

-  Bob Henderson

-  Fraser Parkinson

-  J and C

55

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Boy in a shop doorway

R Blomfield Photo No.2

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1960.

Where was this photo taken

ANSWER

Don't know.

56

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

2 Girls on a bench

R Blomfield Photo No.3

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1960.

Where was this photo taken

ANSWER

Deaconess Hospital

Thanks to:

 - Bryan Gourlay

-  Graham Ferguson

-  James A Rafferty

-  John Preece

-  Benzyl

-  Eric Gold

-  Margaret Twist

57

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

'One Man Band'

R Blomfield Photo No.4

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1965.

Who is the 'One Man Band', and where might this photo have been taken?

ANSWER

The 'One Man Band' in this photo is likely to be John Cordona.

The photo was taken at Riego Street, Tollcross.

Thanks to:

 - John Blomfield

-  Terry Cox

-  Linda Lennen

58

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Children on the pavement

R Blomfield Photo No.6

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1965.

Where was this photo taken

ANSWER

Bedford Street, Stockbridge

Thanks to:

-  John Blomfield

-  Bryan Gourlay

59

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Children in the street

R Blomfield Photo No.10

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1964.

Where was this photo taken

ANSWER

Bedford Street, Stockbridge

Thanks to:

 - Neil Lawrence

-  John Blomfield

-  Bryan Gourlay

60

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Play Street + Triumph car

R Blomfield Photo No.14

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1960.

Where was this photo taken?

ANSWER.

Freer Street, Fountainbridge

Thanks for the comments from:

Simon Capeldi

-  Neil Lawrence

-  Forbes Wilson

-  Terry Cox

-  Bryan Gourlay

-  Allan Dodds

-  Neil Lawrence

-  Betty Hepburn (née Boland)

-  John Fraser

-  Stuart Lyon

-  John Moyes

-  Livia Dyckhoff

61

    Postcard Portrait from Morrison's Studio  -  A group of girls.  Who are they? ©

A Group of Girls

This photo has a low negative number, and may be one of the first to have been produced by Morrison's studio at 137 Leith Street, possibly around 1915. 

But who are the girls in this group?

ANSWER

The Girls' Guildry

Thanks to:

-  Bob Burnett

62

Are these Edinburgh Weavers or Loom Workers, around 1915-15?    Which company did they work for? ©

A Group of Workers

Laura Hammersley, who sent the photo to me, believes that it may be a photo of a group of weavers or loom workers, and that it may have been taken around 1915-25.

Does anybody know which company these workers might have worked for, or have any further comments about this photo?

ANSWER

Don't know.

63

St Cuthbert's Co-operative Asssociation Women's Guild - Craigentinny Branch ©

St Cuthbert's
Co-operative Association

Women's Guild

When might this photo of the Craigentinny Branch members have been taken?  Who are the ladies and what was the occasion?

ANSWER

Don't know.

64

    ©

Heart of Midlothian FC

Postcard:  5 Hearts caps in 1935.

Who are they?

ANSWER

Don't know.

65

Cycle track at Liberton, Edinburgh ©

Cycle Track

Which Edinburgh Cycle track was this?

ANSWER.

Harrison Park

Thanks for the comments from:

Bob Henderson

-  Forbes Wilson

-  Brian Clapp

-  Donald Grant

-  Neil Lawrence

-  Mike Gargrave

-  George Syme

66

Where is it?  Salvation Army playing probably somewhere in Edinburgh Old Town, 1964 ©

Salvation Army Band

Possibly somewhere in Edinburgh Old Town, 1964

ANSWER

The foot of St Mary's Street

Thanks for the comments from:
  -  Terry Cox

H

Places

1

Old Petrol Pump near Loch Alsh in the Scottish Highlands ©

Old petrol pump, near Loch Alsh

Where exactly was it?

ANSWER

Ardelve, Invernessshire, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle is in the background

Thanks to:

Dugald Ross,
Ellishadder,
Isle of Skye

2

Postcard by TP Lugton.  Where is it? ©

The Back of a Postcard by TP Lugton.  Where is it? ©

Postcard

Is this somewhere in North Edinburgh?

The card was posted in Yorkshire, but was published by a the photographer TP Lugton whose studio was at Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

ANSWER

It is Kimmerghame House, one of the houses owned by Fettes College.

It was  built in 1873 and demolished in 1969.

The address  is 6 Moredun Crescent,  situated between Craigleith Poorhouse (now the Western General Hospital) and Fettes College.

Thanks to:

Neil Lawrence

3

Postcard by Lees, 23 Bath Street, Portobello  -  Tobacconist  -  where? ©

Postcard

When and where was this photograph taken?  Is this in or near Portobello?

The photo is by Lees Photographers, 23 Bath Street, Portobello.

ANSWER

It may be one of the shops on the ground floor of Marlborough Mansions on Portobello Promenade or the sweet shop at the top of Bath Street

Thanks to:

Richard Torrence
Archie Foley
Margaret Headley

4

Photograph taken on the back green behind Craigmillar Castle Terrace ©

Family Photo

Does anybody recognise the location?

The photo was taken in 1960.  When I originally added it to the web site, I described it as being of the back green behind Craigmillar Castle Terrace.

ANSWER

Craigmillar Castle Gardens

Thanks to:

Ralph Maltman
Andy Hall
Bob Henderson
Sandra Grieve

5

Royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh to Edinburgh, around 1953 ©

Children with Flags

Does anybody recognise the location?

This photograph was probably taken during the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to Edinburgh following the Queen's Coronation in 1953.

ANSWER

The former Midlothian County Buildings, George IV Bridge

Thanks to:

Eric Gold
Bob Henderson
Terry Cox
Jim Cairns

6

    Cullen & Co, Fruitier & Confectioner - No 20, but which street? ©

Cullen & Co,
Fruitier and Confectioner

I believe that this photo was probably taken around the 1920s.  The shop number is 20, but which street is it in?

ANSWER

20 Broughton Street

Thanks to:

John Smith
Sarah Gordon

7

A cabinet print by William Halkett, Portobello  -  Where was this photograph taken? ©

Portobello

Here is a cabinet print  by Portobello photographers William Halkett.  The photo was probably taken around 1900.

Where might it have been taken?

ANSWER

Jock's Lodge Toll House

Thanks to:

Gordon Mackenzie

Lee Kindness

8

Saint Leonard's Lane, looking west near the junction with Saint Leonard's Hill ©

St Leonard's

This photo may have been taken somewhere around Dumbiedykes or St Leonard's.  Do you recognise the location?

ANSWER

Looking west along St Leonard's Lane, near the junction with St Leonard's Hill

Thanks to:

James Morton-Robertson
Graham Carlin
Bryan Gourlay
John Hadden
Christa McDonald
John Preece
James A Rafferty
Bryan Gourlay
Dick Martin
Alistair Henderson
Robert Jamieson

9

Ian, Alan and Kenny Raeburn fishing, probably somewhere in Edinburgh, 1950s.  Where was this photo taken? ©

Fishing

Where was this photo taken?  The photo is of Alan Raeburn and his three brothers pm a fishing trip, probably somewhere in Edinburgh in the 1950s.

Alan lived at 5 West Pilton Crossway

ANSWER

Duddingston Loch

Thanks to:

Walter Bisset

10

  Kenny Raeburn and Car  -  1960s  -  Where was this photo taken? ©

Leith Provident Co-op

Where was this photo taken?  The photo was taken in the 1960s.  The Police Box and branch of Leith Provident Co-op in the background may help to determine the location.

ANSWER

Henderson Gardens and Henderson Street,  Leith

Thanks to:

John Gray

Mary Johnston-Small

Ian Smith

11

A group of seven, somewhere at West Pilton  -  1950s or 1960s ©

West Pilton

This photo was taken somewhere near West Pilton Crossway.  Do you recognise which houses these are in the background?

ANSWER

Don't know.

12

A group of ten, somewhere at West Pilton  -  1950s or 1960s ©

West Pilton

This photo was taken somewhere near West Pilton Crossway.  Do you recognise which houses these are in the background?

ANSWER

West Pilton Park

Thanks to:

   Yvonne Cain

   Alan Raeburn

13

Painting of a harbur byCharles Wallace.  Which harbour is this? ©

Harbour

Do you recognise the harbour in this painting by Charles Wallace?

It may be near Edinburgh, or it may be a composite from several locations or a view from the artist's imagination!

ANSWER

©

Scarborough Outer Harbour

Thanks for the comments so far from:

   Rod Wallace

   Eric Gold

   Steve Liscoe

   Laurie Thompson

14

James' Court, off Lawnmarket, Edinburgh ©

Old Town Close or Court

Thank you to Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA for sending me this photo, taken in the 1970s.  Al asks if this is Riddle's Court or Fisher's Close.

ANSWER

Looking SE across James' Court to 477b Lawnmarket

Thanks for the comments so far from:

   Al Lorentzen

   Richard Torrance

   Tony Ivanov

   Jim Cairns

   Benzyl

   Graham Ferguson

   Bob Henderson

   Neil Lawrence

15

   Where was this photograph of a drinking fountain taken in 1955? ©

Drinking Fountain in a Park

Which park is this?  It may well be near Bonnington.  Other photos from the same source were taken in or near Bonnington, in the 1950s.

ANSWER

Victoria Park

Thanks for the comments from:

    Carol Stubbs

    Frank Ferri

    Keith Flockhart

    Ian Ross

    Winnie Lisowski

16

   Newhaven Road  -  Proposed Road Widening, 1909 ©

Green Jenny's Close

Where was Green Jenny's Close, in Leith

ANSWER

It linked St Anthony's Lane and Giles Street.

Car park and Yardheads School, now converted to housing.  The car park in the foreground is where the hairdresser at the corner of Green Jenny's Close and Giles Street once stood.  ©

Thanks for the comments from:

    John Hadden

17

Street Light with slogan, 1938.  Where was it?  How many others were there? ©

Photo  -  1938

Is this an Edinburgh Street Lamp?

This photo comes from the Edinburgh Street Lighting Collection at Edinburgh City Archive.

ANSWER

Don't know.

18

   Photo of shop No 105.  Is this in a street in Leith?  Which street and when? ©

Where is this shop

This photo is reported to have been taken probably somewhere in Leith.  The shop No is 105;  but which street?

And when was the photo taken?

ANSWER

Kirkgate, Leith:  early-1930s

Thanks for the comments from:

    John Hadden

    Richard Torrance

    Elizabeth

19

Installing a lamp post  -  Where and when?  -  Lamp post on the ground ©

Which street is this

with a lamp post being erected?

ANSWER

Possibly Glasgow Road near Maybury

Thanks for the comments from:

    Steven Oliver

    Graeme Paterson

20

©

Where was Colonial Meat Co

shop in Edinburgh?

ANSWER

Don't know.

Somewhere in Edinburgh

Thanks for the comments from:

Anthony Ward
Dave Blackburn
Gus Coutts
Norman Finnimore
Winnie Lisowski

21

Where is this road?  It may be somewhere near Canonmills or Goldenacre, Edinburgh ©

Where is this street?

Is it near Canonmills or Goldenacre?

ANSWER

Inverleith Place, looking to the west from near the junction with Inverleith Row

Thanks for the comments from:

    David Elgin

    Henry Gilbert

    Allan Dodds

22

Where is this?  Is it a bottling plant somewhere in Edinburgh ©

Where was this?

Is it a bottling plant in Edinburgh?

ANSWER

Don't know

Thanks for the comments from:

       Chris Douglas

23

Where was this photo taken ©

Where was this?

There are the names of several businesses in this photo.  Please click on the image to enlarge it and read the names.

But where was the photo taken?

©

ANSWER

Stirling

Thanks for the comments from:

    Winnie Lisowski

    Harry Gilbert

    Sheila Dickson

     Don Laurence

     Allan Dodds

     Don Laurence

24

©

Where was this?

Where was this photo taken?

Winnie Lisowski sent me the photo.  She tells me that the photo is of her Dad as a much younger man, and she believes that it was taken at a churchyard, somewhere in Edinburgh.

ANSWER

Don't know

25

Photograph attributed to Horatio Ross  -  Which house might this be? ©

Where was this house?

Thank you to Patrick Montgomery for sending me this photo which he says has been attributed to Horatio Ross (1801-86), a member o the Photographic Society of Scotland and a prominent photographer  and sportsman.  He lived in Ross-shire, Scotland.

Can anybody identify the location ot the house in the thumbnail image above?  Please click on this image to enlarge it.

ANSWER

Don't know

26

Looking down on Holyrood.  When might this photo have been taken, and what is the tall chimney on the left? ©

Industry at Holyrood

This photo looks down on Holyrood district at the foot of Holyrood Road.

When might this photo have been taken, and what is the large chimney on the left of the photo?

ANSWER 1.

The Chimney

The chimney is at Edinburgh Gas Works, New Street

Detail from 1891 Map  -  Edinburgh Gas Works, New Street ©

Thanks for the comments from:

John Martin

-  Patrick Lindsay

ANSWER 2.

Date of the Photo

Don't know

27

   Edinburgh Cemetery in the 1950s  -  Which cemetery? ©

Which Cemetery?

Stephen McMahon asks which cemetery this photo might have been taken in.  He believes that it was taken in the 1950s.

The housing in the background is fairly distinct, so that may help in identifying the cemetery.

ANSWER

Don't know

Thanks for the comments from:

Stephen McMahon

28

   A house named Fernwood that was featured on a postcard posted from Edinburgh in 1909.  Is (or was) this house somewhere in Edinburgh?  If so, where? ©

Fernwood

Is (or was) this house somewhere in Edinburgh?  If so, where?

The house appears on a postcard that was posted from Edinburgh in 1909.

ANSWER

Don't know

29

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Stockbridge

R Blomfield Photo No.5

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1965.

What street is this?

ANSWER.

Portgower Place

Thanks for the comments from:

Alan Wilson

-  Allan Dodds

-  Ian Young

30

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Tenements

R Blomfield Photo No.7

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1965.

What street is this?

ANSWER.

Niddry Street South
on the south side of Cowgate

Thanks for the comments from:

Terry McGuire

-  Dick Martin

31

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

High Wall + Pavement

R Blomfield Photo No.8

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1965.

What street is this?

ANSWER.

North West Circus Place

Thanks for the comments from:

Terry McGuire

-  Alan Wilson

-  Miles Cumming

-  Douglas K Kerr

32

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Tenements + Wall Sign

R Blomfield Photo No.9

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1965.

What street is this?

ANSWER.

Charles Street

Thanks for the comments from:

Don Murray

-  John Hadden

-  Terry Cox

-  George McKay

-  David Black

33

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Edinburgh Close

R Blomfield Photo No.11

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1965.

Where was this photo taken?

ANSWER.

James Court, off the Royal Mile

Thanks for the comments from:

Laurence Parkerson
-  Graham Ferguson

34

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Pub Doorway

R Blomfield Photo No.12

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1960.

What pub is this with the two men in the doorway?

ANSWER.

Aird's Pub, Arthur Street

Thanks for the comments from:

Bob Henderson

-  Neil Lawrence

-  Eric Gold

-  Stuart Lyon

-  Tom Harrison

-  Tony Henderson

-  Joe Jordan

35

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Swing Park

R Blomfield Photo No.13

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1960.

What park is this?

ANSWER.

Harrison Park and Watson Crescent

Thanks for the comments from:

Betty Hepburn (née Boland)

-  Walter (Wattie) Mason

-  Alan Wilson

-  Phil Anderson

-  Andrew Coates

-  Betty Hepburn

36

Photograph taken in Edinburgh, 1960  -  Where is it? ©

Play Street

R Blomfield Photo No.14

This photo is from a collection taken by Robert Blomfield in 1960.

What street is this?

ANSWER.

Freer Street, Fountainbridge

Thanks for the comments from:

Simon Capeldi

-  Neil Lawrence

-  Forbes Wilson

-  Terry Cox

-  Bryan Gourlay

-  Allan Dodds

-  Neil Lawrence

-  Betty Hepburn (née Boland)

-  John Fraser

-  Stuart Lyon

37

   Tenement Collapse at Dumbiedykes  -  Where and when? ©

Dumbiedykes Tenement

Here is a photo of a tenement that collapsed somewhere in Dumbie-dykes, possibly Carnegie Street.

Where and when was this photo taken?

ANSWER.

Carnegie Street, Dumbiedykes
Late-1950s

Thanks for the comments from:

Ron Dingwall

38

Where was this schoo? - It was probably in Edinburgh.  Whatr was the occasion? ©

School

Ian Shaw who sent me this photo wrote:

"This photo was most likely, but not definitely, taken in Edinburgh by my grandfather over 100 years ago.

My grandfather lived in Edinburgh (Canonmills and St Leonards) all his life.

I'm at a loss to identify where the photo was taken and the occasion."

If you have any information or comments about this photo, please email me.  Thank you.

 

ANSWER

Don't know.

39

Where is it?  -  Fireplace Shop  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

Fireplace Shop

Does anybody recognise the style of building in this street, with its large bricks?  There are a couple of clues as to where it might be.

-  I think that the shop with the fireplaces in the window is No.150, but I cannot be certain.

- The pizza shop beside it is named Conti......  I expect there would have  been fewer pizza shops in Edinburgh when this photo was taken than there are today.

ANSWER

Near the foot of Leith Walk

Thanks to:

-  Miles Cumming
-  Mark Harris
-  Graham Ferguson
-  John Hadden
-  Phil Anderson
-  Thomas Simpson
-  Simon Capaldi
-  Hank Kaczynski
-  Sarah Gordon
-  Bob Henderson
-  Neil Wood

40

Where is it?  -  Licenced Betting Office  somewhere in Edinburgh  -  late-1970s ©

Licenced Betting Office

Ian Shaw who sent me this photo wrote:

"This photo was most likely, but not definitely, taken in Edinburgh by my grandfather over 100 years ago.

My grandfather lived in Edinburgh (Canonmills and St Leonards) all his life.

I'm at a loss to identify where the photo was taken and the occasion."

If you have any information or comments about this photo, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER.

High Riggs, Tollcross

Thanks for the comments from:

Miles Cumming

-  Mark Harris

-  Lilias Dunn (née Angus)

-  Brian Gourlay

-  Sandy Cameron

-  Terry Cox

-  John Gray

-  Graham Ferguson

-  MJ Thom

-  Phil Anderson

-  Thomas Simpson

-  Mark Harris

-  Edward Cox

41

Where is it?  -  House and Tobacconist  -  Is it somewhere in Edinburgh? ©

House and Tobacconist

Where is this tobacconist?  Is it in Edinburgh?

John Blackwood who sent me this photo tells me that he found it amongst his mother's possessions.

John added:

"My family lived in Leith and had connections with Fife."

If you have any information or comments about this photo, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Don't know.

42

Ruberoid & Co Ltd  -  Annual Outing, 30 August 1947 ©

Annual Outing

Where might this photo of the Annual Works Outing for Ruberoid employees in 1947 have been taken?

John Blackwood who sent me this photo, and whose father worked for Ruberoid, tells me that the company was based near Granton Harbour, Edinburgh.

If you have any information or comments about this photo, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

Don't know.

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    Photo titled 'Board School, Leith', taken probably between 1930 and 1947.  Which school was this?  Where was it?   Is it still standing? ©

Board School, Leith

Susan Varga, Edinburgh, has provided this copy of a photo captioned 'Board School, Leith'.  The photo was probably taken some time between 1930 and 1947.

Susan asks:

-  Which school was this?

-  Where was it?

-  Is it still standing?

If you have any information or comments about this photo, please email me.  Thank you.

ANSWER

This school stood on the site where Leith Academy was built in 1931, at the SW
 corner of Leith Links

Thanks for the comments from:

Susan Varga

-  Frank Ferri

-  Donald Grant

-  John J Hadden

-  Fraser Parkinson

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Where and when might this photo have been taken.  Is it one of the docks on the Firth of Forth? ©

Docks

This is one of a collection of photos bought on eBay.  Others include docks and harbours on the Fife coast of the Firth of Forth.

Where and when might this photo have been taken.

ANSWER

Don't know.

Maybe somewhere in England.

Thanks for the comments from:

-  Doug Chatham

Allan Dodds

-  Ray Melville

-  George Renton

-  Michael Melrose

 

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