East Cottages

Lower Granton Road

Lower Granton Road

Beside the Firth of Forth

Looking to the east along Lower Granton Road  -  East Cottages

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the National Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire, England

 

Lower Granton Road

The View

The cottages on the right-hand side of the road are 'East Cottages', built in the 19th century, I believe to house the workers who were building Granton Harbour in the 1830s.

On the left-hand side of the road, out of picture, is a railway embankment, and beyond that, the Firth of Forth.  A tram and horse and cart are both approaching, heading towards Granton Square.

The children in the foreground are gathered around the shop advertising:

Agent

for

Pullars

Cleaners

Perth

 

Date?

I don't know the publisher of this post card.  I have only seen the front of the card.  Looking at the back of this card might reveal who the publisher was.

When might this photo have been taken?

 

Reply

1.

David King

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Thank you to David King who wrote:

1909-20

"We also have a copy of this postcard on this trams page of our 'Granton History Group' web site.  On that page we described the picture as having been taken around the time of the First World War.

Looking to the east along Lower Granton Road  -  East Cottages

This was based on:

-  the tram being there, at all - so it must have been 1909 or later.

-  open-top car so probably before early-1920s

-  the tram being apparently painted in Leith Corporation colours (white lower on the body-side than Edinburgh colours) so the photo would have been before about 1920.

David King, Trinity, Edinburgh:  October 25, 2010

 

 

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