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Postcard

Granton Middle Pier

and Coffee House

Looking north along Middle Pier

LEFT TO RIGHT:  Offices, Western Breakwater and Harbour, Coffee House, Middle Pier, Eastern Harbour, Hotel

Postcrad  -  Granton Middle Pier -  Offices, Hotel and Coffee House

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alastair McBeath, Granton, Edinburgh

 

Granton Harbour and Coffee House

Thank you to Alastair McBeath for sending me this postcard.

Alastair wrote:

The Postcard

"This picture comes from a postcard which has this on the back - 'Passed for publication by the Press Bureau 19/10/16'.  This is obviously a war reference.

Written on the back of the card is:

'Sending you this PC so as you can find our ship - see if you can find her by the time I come home'.

Indeed, there is a warship tied up on the Western Breakwater."

The View

"This shot shows a view of Granton Harbour with the old Granton Offices (on the left) and  Granton Hotel (on the right).

There is also a small single-storey building next to the Offices.

Is that the Granton Coffee House that appears in an 1881 photo from the book 'Our Children of Scotland and Nova Scotia'.  A copy of this photo can be found near the bottom of this page on the ElectricScotland web site."

Alastair McBeath, Granton, Edinburgh:  May 3+4+5, 2010

'The Ship Coffee House'

I think that the low building on the postcard above is likely to be the same building as in the 1881 photo in the book, 'Our Children of Scotland and Nova Scotia'.

The sign 'The Ship Coffee House' is not quite the same in the two photos, but the windows, door, chimneys of the low building, and backgrounds of the two photos, seem to match.

Peter Stubbs:  May 7, 2010

 

Reply

1.

Walter Lyle Hume

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

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

1916?

"Yet another gem, with the Pharos (1909) at Lighthouse Pier!

Small query -  if it was 1916, ALL ships would have been  painted grey."

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England:  May 7, 2010

Walter:

Do you think the answer might be that this postcard was published in 1916, but using an older photo?

Peter Stubbs:  May 7, 2010

 

Reply

2.

Walter Lyle Hume

Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

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

1916?

"I've had a further look at the photo.  Most of the boats on the west side of Middle Pier are trawlers.

There was no fishing allowed from Granton in 1916.  The few older trawlers were permitted to fish in organised groups from Aberdeen, Oban and Ayr, until 1919."

Walter Lyle Hume, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England:  May 8, 2010

 

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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

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