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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

 

Recollections

Royal Blind Asylum

Brass Band

Outing from Edinburgh to Kinghorn, Fife

Returning from Kinghorn -  Around 1950

Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band Outing to Kinghorn  -  Crossing the Firth of Forth on the return trip to Edinburgh with the Forth Rail Bridge in the background

  George Lewis, Southampton, Hampshire, England, formerly of Niddrie Mains Drive, Edinburgh

 

Royal Blind Asylum

Brass Band

Thank your to George Lewis, formerly of Niddrie Mains Drive, Edinburgh for sending me the photograph above taken on a Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band outing.

The photograph was taken as the band crossed the Firth of Forth on their return to Edinburgh.  The Forth Rail Bridge is in the background.

George wrote:

Kinghorn

"I took this photograph on an outing from Edinburgh to Kinghorn.  The photo was taken after the band had given a concert on the beach, around 1950."

Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band Outing  -  At Kinghorn

George Lewis, Southampton, Hampshire, England:  May 1, 2007 + August 14, 2007

  Here is another photograph taken on the same outing.

 Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band Outing to Kinghorn  -  George Lewis' father on drum and Mr Hibbard (sighted player) on side drum

 

Recollections

1.

Willie Farrow

Edinburgh

Below the Forth Bridge

Thank you to Willie Farrow who saw this photo on the web site

Royal Blind Asylum Brass Band Outing to Kinghorn  -  Crossing the Firth of Forth on the return trip to Edinburgh with the Forth Rail Bridge in the background

  George Lewis, Southampton, Hampshire, England, formerly of Niddrie Mains Drive, Edinburgh

and wrote:

Kinghorn

"I am the boy on left at the front. *  I played cornet.  My father was James Farrow.  He was Conductor of the Band."

Willie Farrow, Edinburgh:  November 16, 2009

* = But see 'Recollections 3 below

 Recollections

2.

Willie Farrow

Edinburgh

Willie Farrow added

Brass Bands

"I was born in Newtongrange in 1945.  My father, James, was Bandmaster with Newtongrange Brass Band, then he moved to the Royal Blind Asylum Band at Gillespie Crescent where I learned to play the cornet.

When the band finished, I was solo cornet player  The band finished due to lack of blind persons."

Willie Farrow, Edinburgh:  November 17, 2009

  

 Recollections

3.

Willie Farrow

Edinburgh

The Boy in the Photo

Thank you to Willie Farrow for emailing me again to let me know that he has now  contacted George Lewis who provided this photo, and has discovered  that the boy in the photo was not, in fact, himself.

Acknowledgement:  Willie Farrow, Edinburgh:  November 17, 2009

 

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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