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Pilton Avenue

Coronation Day - Street Party

Street Party on one of the grass 'Half-Circles' in Pilton Avenue

June 1953

Street Party for the Queen's Coronation, June 1953 - Pilton Avenue, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Roberts New Town, Edinburgh

 

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       Street Party for the Queen's Coronation, June 1953 - Pilton Avenue, Edinburgh

 

Recollections

1.

Douglas Roberts

New Town, Edinburgh

Thank you to Douglas Roberts for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

Douglas, who used to live in Pilton Avenue, told me:

 Street Party

"This Street Party was held for the Queen's Coronation in 1953.  The party was just for the 'little ones' - hence the absence of 'grown-ups' at the table - although they were around supervising the proceedings!

This party is one of my earliest memories of living in Pilton.  I remember there were races around the two 'half circles', as we called them.  There was one on each side of the road here. 

There were very few cars on the streets then.  There is just one parked car in this photo, and a lady walking down the middle of the road!  This view looks up Pilton Avenue towards the Bruce Peebles factory."

Douglas Roberts, New Town, Edinburgh:  email 14 Feb 2016 + earlier discussions

 

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2.

Douglas Roberts

New Town, Edinburgh

Douglas Roberts wrote to me again, after discussing this photo with a Bruce Johnstone of Haddington, East Lothian, who had previously  contributed recollections of Pilton and Crewe Toll to the EdinPhoto site.

Douglas wrote:

Douglas wrote:

Street Party

    Street Party for the Queen's Coronation, June 1953 - Pilton Avenue, Edinburgh

"I was just five when this photo was taken and at that time my daily world was almost wholly concentrated in Pilton Avenue - between the Park and the Parkway.

Replying to Bruce Johnstone, Douglas added:

"You are perfectly correct in identifying the dapper gentleman as Mr Boswall. I don't know if you knew any of the others in the photo, but he is standing next to Mr Llewellyn (from No.61 the avenue) and they are beside their wives. The tall gent with his back to the camera is Mr Hitchcock (from No.41 the avenue)."

Douglas Roberts, New Town, Edinburgh:  18  April 2016

 

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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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