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Leith Trawler

'Gratitude (LH28)'

1.  Where is this trawler now?

2.  Where was this photo taken?

Fishing Boats

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where?

©  reproduced with acknowledgement to Forbes Wilson, Guildford, Surrey                                                       Photographer not known

 

Recollections

1.

Forbes Wilson

Guildford, Surrey

Forbes Wilson, now living near Guildford, Surrey, o wrote about photos of the trawler 'Gratitude (LH28)'.

Newhaven Pageant

Forbes referred to a photo at the lower-left corner of this page on the Scran web site.   The photo was taken at Newhaven Harbour at the 'Coronation Pageant of the Five Queens', held on May 30, 1953.

Forbes believes that the photo shows his father's two uncles, John and Hughie Wilson, helping one of the young queens to disembark from John's trawler, 'Gratitude (LH28)'.

Peter Stubbs:  November 27, 2009

Forbes wrote:

Gratitude (LH28)

"John Wilson, owned and sailed 'Gratitude (LH28)' out of Newhaven.  John was usually joined by his brother, Hughie, when they fished for sprats and herring.

Here is a fine photo of Gratitude', taken at Newhaven in 1953."

LH28 "Gratitude" unloading herring  at the eastern side of Newhaven Fishmarket ©

Forbes added:

Hearts Supporter

"My father has told me that his uncle was a keen Heart of Midlothian supporter, hence the distinctive maroon band painted around the Gratitude, as can be seen in this photograph.

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

Forbes Wilson, Guildford, Surrey:  November 24 + 26, 2009

Question 1

What has become of the Gratitude?

Forbes asked:

"I’m trying to determine what has become of the Gratitude,  and was wondering if any of your readers can help. I believe she lay as a wreck on Kerrara near Oban but I am now informed that she has been salvaged and converted to a pleasure craft."

Forbes Wilson, Guildford, Surrey:  November 24 + 26, 2009

Question 2

Where was this Photo Taken

Do you recognise where this photo was taken?

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

There are some features of the harbour in the background which I expect might be easily recognised by anybody familiar with Scottish harbours.

Peter Stubbs:  November 27, 2009

Answers?

If you can help to answer either of the questions above, please email me, than I'll pass your message on to him.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  November 27, 2009

Acknowledgement:  Forbes Wilson, Guildford, Surrey:  November 24 + 26, 2009

 

Question 1

Answer

1.

John Stevenson

Trinity, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Stevenson who replied to the 1st question in 'Recollections 1' above.

John wrote:

What became of Gratitude (LH28)?

"The only new information that I can add to that given above is that the 'Register of Fishing Vessels, 1952/53' shows the ownership of the vessel as 'George Wilson & others'."

David Stevenson, Trinity, Edinburgh:  November 29, 2009

 

Question 1

Answer

2.

Jack Wilson

Grangemouth, Falkirk, Scotland

Before asking his two questions above about the fishing boat Gratitude (LH28), Forbes Wilson mentioned that John Wilson and his brother, Hughie, used to fish for sprats and herring from Newhaven in the boat.

I've now received an email from Jack Wilson who tells me that Hugh was his grandfather.

Jack wrote:

What became of Gratitude (LH28)?

"Regarding the question where is she now, I was recently led to believe the Gratitude was decommissioned and that the mast was that outside the Peacock Restaurant at Newhaven."

Jack Wilson, Grangemouth, Falkirk, Scotland:  December 12, 2013

Question 2

Answer

1.

Walter Lyle Hume

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Thank you to Walter Lyle Hume who replied to the 2nd question in 'Recollections 1' above.

Walter wrote:

Where was this photo taken?

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

"Let's start the ball rolling:  Whitby."

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England:  November 28, 2009

Question 2

Answer

2.

Walter Anderson

Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland:

Thank you to Walter Anderson who wrote:

Whitby

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

"This photo was definitely taken at Whitby Harbour."

Walter Anderson, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland:  August 18, 2010

Question 2

Answer

3.

Peter Nisbet

Thank you to Peter Nisbet who agreed and wrote:

Whitby

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

The picture was taken at Whitby.

Peter Nisbet:  January 9, 2010

Question 2

Answer

4.

Paul Martin

Dorset, England

Thank you to Paul Martin who wrote:

Whitby

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

"The harbour is Whitby, North Yorkshire  -  110%"

Paul Martin, Dorset, England:  December 15, 2011

Paul added:

Whitby

"There could be no mistaking the picture of Whitby as I first went to sea from there at the age of 8  (1961) on an Inverness Seine netter called ‘Summer Rose’ .

My father was a friend of the Skipper and I pestered them incessantly to allow me to join them for a night at sea with the fleet.

Paul Martin, Dorset, England:  January 3, 2012

Question 2

Answer

5.

John Dickson

Royston, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh for sending me a photo that he took at Whitby on holiday in 2011.

The photo shows the same lighthouse and piers as appear in the background of the photo of the fishing boats at the top of this page.

I have reproduced both photos below.

Photo 1

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where?

©  reproduced with acknowledgement to Forbes Wilson, Guildford, Surrey                                                          Photographer not known

Photo 2

©  John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh                                                                     Photo taken 2011 and sent to me December 28, 2011

 

Question 2

Answer

6.

John Garland

New Zealand

Thank you to John Garland for also replying to question 2.  John gave the same answer as others have given:

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

"This photo was taken in Whitby Harbour"

Acknowledgement John Garland, New Zealand:  October 16, 2013

 

Further Comment

1.

Mike Craine

Royston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Michel Craine who wrote:

Fishing Boat

Gratitude

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

"That's a great photo of Whitby with all the herring ring-netters. It is very sad that all these have almost vanished.

'Gratitude' was built W Reekie, Anstruther in 1934.  She was the last of the Newhaven ring-netters.  Her owner, J (Biggy) Wilson was a keen Heart of Midlothian supporter.  Hence the distinctive maroon painted band around top-rail. When ring-netting she partnered the Mace, KY39."

The Other Boats

"If you can identify any of the other names on the blue boats I should be able to identify them for you. Also the vessels behind have a few names visible. I have tried zooming in but can't read them.

If there are any other UK fishing boats needing identified please send details."

Mike Craine:  September 17, 2014

The Other Boats

I've looked at the original pictures that Forbes Wilson sent to me in 2009. It's larger than the pictures that I displayed on the web site, but unfortunately, the names of the other boats are still not legible.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  October 2, 2014

 

 

Further Comment

2.

Simon Fairnie

Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Simon Fairnie who wrote:

Fishing Boats at Whitby

including

'Gratitude'

Leith Fishing Boats, including LH28  -  Where? ©

"This photograph of the Gratitude and other (Fisherrow) boats was taken at Whitby where she and other Scottish boats went from August till September before moving up the coast to Seahouses then home to fish in the Forth for winter herring/sprats.

As a young boy I sailed on the Gratitude when she neighboured our family boat the Fragrant (LH264) lying on her inside.

Anyone wishing more info, please contact me."

Simon Fairnie, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland:  20 September 2016

Reply to Simon?

If you'd like to send a reply to Simon as he suggests, please let me know, then I'll pass on his email address to you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  20 September 2016

 

Where is it?

Leith

Leith  Docks

 

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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