Hairdresser, Morrison Street
on the left
with family and friends
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ned Kane's great nephew, Jim Glass, Shandon,
Thank you to Jim Glass for allowing me to reproduce the
Jim sent this photo to
me after seeing this photograph, on the EdinPhoto web site, of the
hairdresser's shop at 78 Morrison Street belonging to his great
uncle, Ned Kane.
This photo would have
been taken some time between 1909 and 1920. (Please
click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge it.)
Jim Glass wrote:
"What a wonderful photo of my
great-uncle's hairdresser's shop.
Edward Kane, known to the family as
Ned, was born in 1879 in Candlemaker Row. He was a hairdresser
living in Semple Court by the time of the 1901 census.
He was the oldest of seven and looked
after my grandmother as she was still quite young when Ned's father
died in 1894.
The photo above is
of Ned, standing at back left, with his family
"Ned's own son (also Edward) is seen
standing at front of this photo*.
He also became a hairdresser. He had three daughters, before
he was killed in Western Europe a few weeks before the end of the
World War II, on March 29, 1945, aged 31.
He had attempted to start an abandoned
motor bike which had been booby-trapped. He lived at 7 Violet
Terrace, off Slateford Road. He was a Warrant Officer Class
II, in the 2 Comp. Lt. A.A./ Searchlight Bty., Royal Artillery.
this photo has been damaged. I have repaired it using
Photoshop, but have had to reconstruct part of the face of Edward
Kane Jun so it may not be a very true likeness.
Jim Glass, Shandon, Edinburgh: December 3, 2009
Thank you to Jillian Binnie who wrote:
came across this photograph of the hairdresser, Ned Kane, and his
family by sheer chance when researching my family tree.
Kane is my grandfather: Ned Kane my great grandfather.
know who Jim Glass is - the gentleman who forwarded you the
information about the shop - but he is clearly a distant relative of
mine as he says my great grandfather is his great uncle.
delighted to come across these photos as my information on that side
of the family is patchy due to all my direct ancestors having died.
thanks for this interesting and exciting discovery!"
Jillian Binnie: September 6, 2011