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Milton Street School

Dumbiedykes, Edinburgh

Around 1895

A group of barefoot children at Milton Street School, around 1895

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Leckie, California, USA

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   A group of barefoot children at Milton Street School, around 1895 ©

 

Milton Street School

Hugh Leckie

1895

Thank you to Ron Leckie for sending me this photograph of a class of barefoot children in Edinburgh.

Ron wrote:

"This photograph is of the old Milton Street School, circa 1895.  My grandfather, Hugh Leckie, is front row, third in from right."

Ron explained how Hugh Leckie went on to start the family's coal delivery business, based at St Leonard's Edinburgh.

Ron wrote:

"The family business delivering coal in Edinburgh, Scotland started in 1907, when Hugh Leckie, Sr. wrote his first one-year contract of employment with J. Alexander Halkett.

This was extended for two more years, then in 1910 and 1913 there followed two three-year contracts. After working for someone else for 9 years, the young Hugh decided to branch out on his own, forming the business that was to become one of Edinburgh's larger coal merchants, "Hugh Leckie & Sons.

Leckie's Coal Yard, St Loenard's, Edinburgh ©

The family business was based in St. Leonard's Coal Station.  It grew,  as first two of the four sons and then all four were taken on as partners."

Ron Leckie, California, USA:  November 2, 2007

Thank you also to Ron Leckie for providing an example of an early direct sales leaflet from Leckie & Sons:

Hugh Leckie & Sons, Coal Merchants, St Leonards, Edinburgh ©

25 years later

Here is another photograph of a class at Milton Street School, this one taken in the late 1920s.

Milton Street School class, late-1920s ©

 

Question 1

Michael Melrose wrote:

Leckie Brothers?

"When we stayed in No 8 Horse Wynd, at the bottom of the Canongate where the Scottish Parliament is now, there was a Mr Leckie and his wife who stayed one floor below us in the tenement.

I would guess that in the late 1950ís he would be mid 50ís age wise.  He was a Coal Man.  I remember the flat bed Bedford truck that used to drop him off.  I donít remember his first name.

I remember he used to come back at night from work ďblack as the Earl of Hell's waist coat " as my grandfather would say.  Could this be one of the Leckie brothers referred to in your article?"

Michael Melrose, Greenbank, Edinburgh:  November 18, 2007

 

Question 1

Answer

Ron Leckie replied:

Leckie Cousins?

"It was not any of our immediate family who lived in Horse Wynd.  I donít know who it was, but there was another Leckie coal family, 'James Leckie'. They were cousins of my father/ grandfather.  I did not know them very well."

Ron Leckie, California, USA:   November 18, 2007

 

Question 2

Ron Steel left this message in the EdinPhoto guest book:

Janet Leckie

"I was looking at Leckie the coal man with the photos of the barefoot children when I recollected that I knew a Janet Leckie who lived with her family in West Newington Place.

Her parents were coal merchants.  I went to a superb New Year Party at their apartment - top floor, two apartments made into one.   We had a great time, but as usual have now lost touch with them and her."

Ron Steel, Blairgowrie, Australia: October 12, 2009

 

Question 2

Answer

Today, I received an email from Janet Leckie, in response to the second paragraph of Ron Steel's recollections above.  So I how have a question for Ron Steel:

Question for Ron Steel

"Ron:  can you please email me, and let me know your email address, so that I can pass it on to Janet Leckie.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  November 25, 2009

 

 

Hugh Leckie & Sons  -  Coal Merchants

School Photograph 1895

Hugh Leckie

Leckie Direct Marketing

Arthur Street Coal Lorry

Coal Yard

Coronation Coal Lorry

 

 

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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