Where is it?

Possibly somewhere near Canonmills or Goldenacre

Answer

Inverleith Place

See replies below

1.

Early 1900s

Early 1900s  -  Inverleith Place

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Chris Douglas, Manager of The Orchard Bar, Howard Place, Canonmills, Edinburgh
who found these photos, and to Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England for telling me about them..

2.

2011

Early 1900s  -  Inverleith Place

  Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                    Photo taken:  May 17 2011

 

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Early-1900s

    Inverleith Place  -  Early 1900s

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2011

   Inverleith Place  -  Early 1900s

Comparison of Photos

Old Photos

Thank you to Chris Douglas, Manager of The Orchard Bar, formerly Northern Bar, Canonmills, Edinburgh, for allowing me to reproduce this photo and other old photos of Edinburgh.  Chris recently found these photos in the basement of The Orchard Bar.

Recent Photo

The two photos above were both taken from the eastern end of Inverleith Place, at its junction with Inverleith Row.  There are many more trees in Photo 2, but the houses look very similar.

Photo 2 was taken from a short distance in front of the viewpoint for Photo 1.  I did not use the same viewpoint because there was a large tree hiding the large house on the left from that position.

-  The Royal Botanic Garden is lies to the south (left) of this road.

-   Fettes College lies straight ahead, about 3/4 mile to the west.

-  The pillar box, on the pavement on the right in Photo 1 is still on the pavement today, in 2011, but it is hidden behind the cars in Photo  2.  The pillar box has a George V 'GR' Royal Cypher.

Date of Photo 1

If this is the same pillar box as appears in Photo 1, as seems likely, this suggests that Photo 1 would have been taken between 1910 and 1936.

 

Where is it?

When I first added this photo to the web site, I asked the question:

"Where is it?"

Thank you to those who provided the answer below  -  Inverleith Place.

 

Question

Which  Road Is This?

On first seeing this photo, I thought it might have been looking to the East along Inverleith Place, with the Royal Botanic Garden on the right.

However I have not been able to find a house there matching the one on the extreme-left of this photo.

If you have any suggestions as to where and when this photo might have been taken, please email me.  Thank you.

 

Replies

Within three hours of adding this photo and question to the web site, I received the first two replies below, both agreeing on the location.

Thank you.

 

Reply

1.

David Elgin

Edinburgh

Thank you to David Elgin who wrote:

Inverleith Place

"I think you are looking at the photo the wrong way round.  I think it is Inverleith Place but it's looking West not East, and the side  gate to the  Botanic Garden is  on the left, after the terraced houses.  I hope this is of some help."

David Elgin, Edinburgh:  May 16, 2011

 

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2.

Harry Gilbert

Edinburgh

Thank you to Henry Gilbert who wrote:

Inverleith Place

"The picture is, I think, of Inverleith Place near its junction with Inverleith Row.  The House on the extreme left, I think, is number 5-11 Inverleith Place."

Harry Gilbert, Edinburgh:  May 16, 2011

 

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3.

David Elgin

Edinburgh

Inverleith Place Today

Thank you to David Elgin for letting me know that he had visited Inverleith Place and found that the pillar box in this photo was still there.

David sent me a photograph of Inverleith Place, similar to my own photo that I have included as 'Photo 2' at the top of this page.

Acknowledgement:  David Elgin, Edinburgh:  May 16, 2011

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 27, 2011

 

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4.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who replied to my comment

Inverleith Place

"I'm certain that the street in this photo Inverleith Place, looking west with the Botanics on the left.

Inverleith Place  -  Early 1900s

You can just see a long hedge in the middle distance on the left which is the Botanics boundary.

If you stand on the corner at Inverleith Row, looking along Inverleith Place, you'll see the Victorian villas in the foreground - at least, they were there last month!"

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  May 16, 2011

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5.

Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who replied to my comment at the end of the paragraph: 'Comparison of Photos' above, where I concluded that the date of this photo would be between 1910 and 1936.

Allan replied:

Date

"I'm not so sure about the date of Photo 1.  I would have thought that by the 1930s there would have been a few motor vehicles around, which there aren't.  I would place the date closer to 1900 to 1910, but it would be interesting to pin it down a bit more.

There is a horse-drawn carriage similar to the one in the Inverleith Row picture:

 Howard Place  -  Looking to the North fromCanonmills towards Goldenacre

I don't know when these died out, although they would have been contemporaneous with motor vehicles for some time.

It's reassuring to see that one hundred years on the Edinburgh weather's still as dreich as it used to be!"

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  May 28, 2011 (2 emails)

Date

I agree. The photo looks to me as if it would have been taken well before the 1930s  -  possibly around 1910.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 28, 2011

 

Where is it?

Goldenacre

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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