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Leith Nautical College

Trainees at TS Dolphin

1967

Trainees at Leith Nautical College, Training Ship TS Dolphin, 1967

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Leith.                                 The photographer:  See comments in 'Recollections 1' below

 

Recollections

1.

John Leith

New Zealand

Thank you to John Leith who wrote:

Trainees in 1967

"This old photo is of myself whilst doing my training on TS Dolphin at Leith in 1967.   I am on the back row,  2nd left.

The Photogrpaher

"I think the photo was taken by one of the Catering Tutors a Mr Joahannson.  Both the Tutors who took the course appeared to be elderly at the time so doubt very much if they would still be alive.

If my memory serves me right the Catering course ran from October 1967 until Feb 1968."

To Sea

"I joined the Port Line straight after finishing the course.  The lad in the centre row far left joined the same ship as me for our maiden voyage on board the 'Port St Lawrence'.  It was a 10 month trip.  He was Henry Mackay from Bathgate.

I also remember that a new ship, 'RFA Engadine', was being built for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary by Henry Robb at Leith.  Six members of our course put their names forward for its maiden voyage and all were taken on.

It would be great to hear from any of my old class mates."

John Leith, New Zealand:  August 18+19+19, 2012

Reply to John

If you remember John and would like to send a message to him, please email me, then I'll pass on his email address to you.

Peter Stubbs:  October 13, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

John Leith

New Zealand

Training Ship

Here is a photo of the training ship, TS Dolphin.  The photo was taken in Leith Docks, possibly around 1950.

The Training Ship, TS Dolphin at West Old Dock, Leith

John Leith wrote:

TS Dolphin

"The Dolphin was a great old wooden ship which certainly taught me some valuable values that have served me well over the years,

I served my 9 years with Port Line /Cunard."

John Leith, New Zealand:  August 19, 2012

 

Recollections

3.

Alastair C Forsyth

Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Trainees

1967

   

Thank you to Alastair C Forsyth who wrote:

TS Dolphin

"I've now made contact with John Leith, New Zealand,  who wrote Recollections 2 above. John has been in contact with Henry McKay (middle row left) from Bathgate ,so the picture is beginning to evolve and names and places are filling the blank spaces.

I've been away for a few days so, if you give me some time, I'm sure we will manage to give you some names.

I was born in Leith, and my mother and her family were Newhaveners (Combe/Hutchison) so my connection to the coast is well established."

Alastair C Forsyth, Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire, Scotland:  12 November 2015

 

 

A brief History of

Leith Nautical College

Founded 1855

Leith Nautical College was originally founded as Leith Navigation School in 1855.  It was based in several buildings in Leith in the 19th century.

In 1903, it changed its name to Leith Nautical College and moved to new premises in Commercial Street Leith in 1903.

Leith Nautical College, Commercial Street, Leith

By 1974, the college had over 2000 students, but it came under threat as Britain's merchant fleet reduced in the 1980s.  It eventually closed in 1987.

Acknowledgement

The historical details above are taken from a fuller history of the college that can be found on the Archives Hub web site.

 

 

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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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