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Gilmerton
Main Street

Caledonia Series Postcard

Posted 1917

Caledonia Series Postcard  -  Gilmerton Main Street  -  posted 1917

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Eric Nisbet, Barnton, Edinburgh, formerly Gilmerton, Edinburgh

 

     

Recollections

1.

Gilmerton Main Street

Thank you to Forbes Wilson, now living near Guildford, Surrey, for giving the following detailed description of where this photo was taken.

 Forbes wrote:

Gilmerton Main Street

"The past few days have been a real trip down memory lane, and again I instantly recognised this photograph. The photographer is standing in the middle of the old Gilmerton Main Street, now called Ravenscroft Street. He is about 20 metres from the intersection with Drum Street.

Gilmerton Church

On the immediate right of the photograph is the wide, recessed entrance to Gilmerton Church formed by the lamps on each of the two pillars. I recall as part of the 143rd Gilmerton scout group being down there at the war memorial each Remembrance Sunday.

Further up the Street

The Church Hall, where we used to meet, each Thursday evening, is approximately 100 metres further up on the right hand side. 

On the left and almost opposite the car, is the entrance to Ravenscroft Gardens and just beyond the pedestrians on the right hand side, is the entrance to Hawthorn Place."

Forbes Wilson, near Guildford, Surrey, England:  April 3, 2007

 

Recollections

2.

Gilmerton Main Street

Thank you to Jacqui Anderson, Camberley, Surrey for responding to Forbes Wilson's comments above.

Jacqui wrote:

Sunday School

Band of Hope

Girls' Guidry

"I too remember Main Street where I attended Sunday School, The Band of Hope and The Girls' Guidry (a bit like the Guides) all in the Church Hall that Forbes Wilson refers to.

Cod Liver Oil

Opposite the church, in 1958, was a place I was sent to, to collect my baby brother's free cod liver oil and orange juice.  I can't remember what it was called.  Does anyone know?

Church Collection

We often only gave part of the money we had been given for the church collection and spent the rest in May Tait's or Mr Henniker's newsagents.  (It looks as if it's now a bank.) 

Much to the amusement of us children Mr Henniker used to pin up a list of people who had failed to pay their paper bills. It was placed prominently in the window.

More Shops

Diagonally opposite these shops (heading south) was The Beehive it was a wonderful haberdashery - a  colourful treasure trove.  Further down on the same side was the Post Office, where Family Allowance for one child was 8 shillings a week.  On the other side of the road past the bakers was a wonderful ice-cream shop."

Jacqui Anderson, Camberley, Surrey:  April 28, 2008

 

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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