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Weavers

or

Loom Workers

Edinburgh Harmonica Band

Around 1915-25?

Are these Edinburgh Weavers or Loom Workers, around 1915-15?    Which company did they work for?

©   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Laura Hammersley                                                                                 Photographer:  Coltart

 

Recollections

1.

Laura Hammersley

Thank you to Laura Hammersley for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

Laura wrote:

The Photo

"Recently I came across some old family photographs.  Here is one of them, a photo  probably of Edinburgh weavers and loom workers, taken around 1915-25.

Are these Edinburgh Weavers and Loom Workers, around 1915-15?    Which company did they work for? ©

The Workers

"I know little about this photo.  It appears to be a group of weavers or loom workers  I think it may have been taken between about 1915 and 1925.  My grandmother, Annie McLaren (née Gilbertson) is third from the right in the second row."

The Workers

"The address, '20 Preston Street’, has been handwritten on the back of this photo.  This may have been the address of the work place or the photographer.  I know that it was not my grandmother’s address.

I have tried to find out about weaving in Edinburgh online, but have not been able to find anything that would be a connection to this photo. My grandparents married in 1922 and on the marriage certificate my grandmother was a ‘tinplate solderer’ - I think the photo may have been taken prior to that."

Laura Hammersley:  October 1, 2013

No Answers Yet!

I can be fairly certain that there were no photographic studios in Preston Street around the time that this photo was taken photo (or at any other time).  

Are these Edinburgh Weavers and Loom Workers, around 1915-15?    Which company did they work for? ©

However, it is possible that there was a photographer living at 20 Preston Street who had a studio elsewhere or had no studio.

I've looked at some of the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories (but unfortunately I don't have any between 1904 and 1929 at home to consult).  I've not found any mention of weaving or looms in the directories that I've consulted, and it is not clear to me whether the address on the  back of the photo refers to 20 East Preston Street or 20 West Preston Street.

Reply to Laura

If you have more success than I have had in learning a little more about this photo, and would like to contact Laura to tell her, please email me, then I'll pass on her email address to you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  October 24, 2013

 

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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.

 

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