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Thomas Smith Junr.

Lorries at Newhaven

A fleet of 8 lorries used for transporting fish  -  at Newhaven

A fleet of 8 lorries bellonging to Thomas Smith Junr at Newhaven

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Wilson, Somerset, England

 

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John Wilson

Somerset, England

Thank you to John Wilson, Somerset, England,for providing the photograph above.

John wrote:

Thomas Smith Junr

Lorries at Newhaven

"This photo was taken at Newhaven, around 1954.  You can see the smoke houses and fishmarket in the background.

I worked for T L Devlin, then moved to Robert Croan.  They were good days and the people were good"

With acknowledgement to John* Wilson, now living in Somerset, England:  January 7, 2007

* John tells me that is known as-  John or Jock Wilson in England /  Jack Wilson in Scotland)

Beside the Lorry

Here is a close-up of one of the Thomas Smith Junr lorries at Newhaven.  I believe that it is John Wilson's dad who is standing beside this lorry.

An ERF lorry bellonging to Thomas Smith Junr at Newhaven

 

  

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George Renton

Mississauga, Ontario,  Canada

Thank you to George Renton who wrote:

'Lorry Daft'

"I'd like to thank John Wilson for providing this photo of Thomas Smith Junr. Lorries.

A fleet of 8 lorries bellonging to Thomas Smith Junr at Newhaven

Though I was 'lorry daft' from a young age, I have no recollection of Tam Smith's  wagons.  I'm sure my Dad would have known John, as the fish business was a small world back in the day."

My Dad

Driving

"Though I was young at the time, I recall spending time at the Newhaven fish market with my Dad, George Renton.  He drove for:

-  Devlin

-  Robert Croan.

-  BRS in Seafield, in the early-1960s"

- David Dow, who had a garage, just in the left background of the fleet picture.

-  Gibb, and possibly Carnie, and Croan, who where all located on the Lower Granton Road where the west pier started.

The gas works, and White Rose where very close neighbours."

My Dad

Earlier Life

"My Dad grew up on Bangor Rd, and Bonnington Rd. In his early life:

-  He sold coal for a man named Robertson who had a carting business with a 150 draught horses.

-   He hauled seaweed, and sand from the beaches.

-  At one point he drove a Sentinel Steam Wagon.  I think he had his Heavy Goods Licence when he was a teen.

-  He was working in Europe prior to the outbreak of the war. He spent 4 days in Dunkirk, and then returned in a tank recovery unit, and moved tug boats by road to clear the harbours in Holland.

My Uncle Frank

Driving

"My Uncle Frank ( Frances ) drove for Pickford's heavy haul for some years, and was also a regular in or near the Newhaven fish market."

George Renton, Mississauga, Ontario,  Canada:  July 24, 2014

George, who emigrated to Canada with his family in 1965 wrote:

Edinburgh

"It never ceases to amaze me that. as I drive all over Canada and America, the good people who visit Edinphoto are always nearby."

George Renton, Mississauga, Ontario,  Canada:  July 24, 2014

 

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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

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