John Knox House

High Street

Part of Edinburgh's 'Royal Mile'

1960

Mardale Crescent, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh  -  Looking towards Bruntsfield Links  -  Photo taken around March or April 1960

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA                    Photo taken: 1960

 

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   Mardale Crescent, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh  -  Looking towards Bruntsfield Links  -  Photo taken around March or April 1960

 

John Knox House

Thank you to Al Lorentzen for allowing me to reproduce this photo that he took in 1960.

Al wrote:

1960

"Look at the lack of vehicular traffic.  I remember hundreds of bicycles making their appearance on these roads when work was done at the end of the day."

Al Lorentzen, Inverness, Illinois, USA:  October 7, 2010

Industry

Yes, Al.  There was once a lot of brewing and other industry near here.  A chimney at Holyrood can be seen in the background on this photo.

Vehicles

I noticed that the vehicles all seem to have been built in Britain.  That looks like a couple of small Austins and is it a Ford Zephyr or Zodiac?

I like the little single decker bus heading down the Royal Mile towards Holyrood, possibly on Route 1.

Peter Stubbs:  October 8, 2010

 

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay who replied:

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   Mardale Crescent, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh  -  Looking towards Bruntsfield Links  -  Photo taken around March or April 1960

"I think that the car in this photo is a Zodiac Mark II.  The two-tone paintwork, rear bumper, elaborate rear-end styling and white sidewall tyres distinguish it from a Zephyr."

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland: October 24, 2010

 

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