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Scottish Railway Stations

Wemyss Bay

Scottish Railway Stations  -  Wemyss Bay   -  11 Sep 2002

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                Photograph taken: 11 Sep 2002

Wemyss Bay

Wemyss Bay lies on the Firth of Clyde.  A ferry sails from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.

The first station at Wemyss Bay opened in 1865.  The station in this photograph was built in 1903.  It was designed by Donald Mathieson and James Miller who also designed the railway hotels at Turnberry and Gleneagles.

The station with its splendid architecture is spacious, designed to accommodate the large number of holidaymakers travelling from Glasgow to Rothesay.

There is a long, curved, covered passage linking the station to the ferry pier.  I have been told that at one time both sides of this passage were lined with models of old ships and ferries, displayed in glass cases, and that there were hanging baskets of flowers throughout the concourse above.

The photograph above is taken from the top of the passage leading to the ferry.  It looks away from the ferry and towards the station's booking office.

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Recollections

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Joyce Gardner (née Ward)

Kelty, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to Joyce Gardner who wrote:

Flower Displays

"I've just been looking at your photos of Wemyss Bay Station, and can vouch for the flower displays which used to be there.

There was a central display, in a circle, about three or four stories high, and all the flower baskets were always filled with geraniums.  It was a sight to behold."

Ferries

"I was always taken over from the Isle of Butee on the ferry to buy school clothes to Greenock or Glasgow.  On the paddle steamers, from 1949 to 1952, my daddy would take me to the engine room to see all the big workings of the pistons going up and down operating the boat

There would be bands on the boat and people singing.  Ii can still smell those engine rooms to this day."

Glasgow or Greenock

"When you left the steamer, you would be whisked on to the waiting train and alight either in Greenock or Glasgow, where the first stop was the upstairs Caféteria of a department store for hot pies and gravy, and tea and bread and butter.

I can't remember the store, but I remember that there were about a hundred cups arranged on the counter and the waitress would fill them all at once with the giant teapot.   That's where I got the best pies I ever tasted."

Return to Rothesay

"I would return to Rothesay, at night, with the required school skirts and blazer etc for the new term.   I got a pair of brogues every winter and leather sandals every summer from Clarks.  I was a lucky wean.

Joyce Gardner, Kelty, Fife, Scotland:  November 17, 2010

 

 

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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.

 

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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