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Craighall Crescent

Photographed at 6 Craighall Crescent

Postcard    -    Posted 1924?

Posrcard by EM Bell, Stationer   -   Craighall Crescent, Edinburgh

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Craighall Crescent

The Postcard

This postcard has been sent through the post, probably in 1924 but the date on the postmark is not very clear.

This postcard was published by E M Bell, Stationer.

QUESTION

Did E M Bell have a stationer's shop around Craighall / Newhaven?

ANSWER

Thank you to Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight who wrote:

"Yes:  Bell had the 'Paper' shop on Craighall Road, next to the corner shop at East Trinity Road.  The shop then became Rintoul's for many years.

I have another Bell postcard  taken from about where Bell's shop was, looking across to Stanley Road complete with early tram."

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight  January 8, 2006

 

Craighall Crescent

Street Photographs

Walter Lyle Hume used to live at 12 Craighall Crescent.

He tells me that all the street photos were taken outside No 6, Craighall Crescent.   Here is one of them:

  Postcard of a school class  -  probably somewhere around Newhaven in the early 1900s

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight  January 8, 2006

 

Craighall Crescent

Waste Ground

Thank you to Walter Lyle Hume who wrote:

by EM Bell, Stationer  -  Craighall Crescent

The 'Bowlie'

"The piece of ground seen on the left hand side of this photo used to be known as the 'Bowlie'.  Its origins stemmed from the fact that it was intended to be a Bowling Green for the local residents, being entirely surrounded with railings.

There were two locked gates, key holders being elected committee householders (most houses were self-owned).  It was never used in my growing up time other than an unofficial  playground.

The piece of ground evidently belonged to all Crescent householders and to use it for some other purpose may have created a property mine-field"

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight  January 8, 2006

Between the 'Bowlie' and the Railway

"During the war the stone works, between the 'Bowlie' and the railway,  had be requisitioned as a used tyre dump, thousands upon thousands piled as high as the tenement tops,  a potential fire hazard to all the houses around and a perpetual eye-sore to the residents above street level."

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight  January 8, 2006

Fire Danger

The tyre dump was apparently not the only potential fire hazard in the area.

June Scott, Bonaly, Edinburgh, told me that an earlier member of her family, James Wood, owned Wood's Garage in Craighall Road, opposite Trinity School, close to where the tyres were stored (above).

From 1929 onwards, he repaired cars, sold cars and later sold petrol and diesel fuel from this garage.  On several occasions he had to speak to the scouts and warn them of the dangers of lighting fires in the area close to his petrol pump!

- Peter Stubbs:  January 10, 2007

 

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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