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Edinburgh's Transport

Shrubhill Works

Heavy Workshop converted to Temporary Dormitory
for Volunteer Workers during the General Strike

May 1926

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Shrubhill Works  -  Beds in the Temporary Dormitory

The Heavy Repair Shop at Shrubhill Tram Works converted to become a dormitory for volunteer workers during the General Strike in May 1926

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  March 11, 2012

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2.

Shrubhill Works  -  Beds in the Temporary Dormitory

The Heavy Repair Shop at Shrubhill Tram Works converted to become a dormitory for volunteer workers during the General Strike in May 1926

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  March 11, 2012

Photo

3.

Shrubhill Works  -  Beds, Workers and Tram in the Temporary Dormitory

The Heavy Repair Shop at Shrubhill Tram Works converted to become a dormitory for volunteer workers during the General Strike in May 1926

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  March 11, 2012

Photo

4.

Shrubhill Works  -  Beds, Workers and Tram in the Temporary Dormitory

The Heavy Repair Shop at Shrubhill Tram Works converted to become a dormitory for volunteer workers during the General Strike in May 1926

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses
and taken from a print from the original glass plate made by John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  March 11, 2012

 

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The Heavy Repair Shop at Shrubhill Tram Works converted to become a dormitory for volunteer workers during the General Strike in May 1926             The Heavy Repair Shop at Shrubhill Tram Works converted to become a dormitory for volunteer workers during the General Strike in May 1926

The Heavy Repair Shop at Shrubhill Tram Works converted to become a dormitory for volunteer workers during the General Strike in May 1926             The Heavy Repair Shop at Shrubhill Tram Works converted to become a dormitory for volunteer workers during the General Strike in May 1926

 

Shrubhill Works

Temporary Dormitory in the Heavy Workshop

The General Strike

Here are some brief extracts from the book, 'Edinburgh Transport, The Corporation Years' (Publ:  Adam Gordon) in which DLG Hunter wrote about the General Strike:

"1926 was the year of the General Strike, which started on Tuesday 4 May.

Students and others manned cars and buses and indeed enjoyed it ...  Fifty-four cars were run from Shrubhill on the first day and all the buses were in use until about 6pm.

Part s of  Shrubhill Workshops were transformed into a temporary dormitory for these volunteers, with pies and lemonade supplied.

On 5 May, cars and buses were run till 6 o' clock on most routes except in Leith.  However, attacks on vehicles and crews increased in the afternoon and many cars and buses lost windows.

Trouble continued on 6 May, but there were less problems on 7 and 8 May and more cars were run.  There was no service on Sunday 10 May.

On Wednesday 12 May, the strike was called off and full normal services were resumed the following day.

 

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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