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Ferry Road Avenue

Pennywell

About 3 miles NW of the centre of Edinburgh

 

The back green behind 25 Ferry Road Avenue, Pennywell

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Malcolm, New Zealand.

 

Recollections

1

David Malcolm

North Island, New Zealand

Thank you to David Malcolm, now living in New Zealand, for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of his sister-in-law Margaret Malcolm and his cousin's daughter, Kim, both standing on the back green behind 25 Ferry Road Avenue.  The photo was taken around 1960.

David wrote:

Back Green

"This photo was taken around 1960 at the rear of 25 Ferry Rd Ave showing the back green, bounded by:

-  Ferry Road Avenue.

-  Ferry Road Drive

-  Ferry Road

-  Ferry Road Grove.

Ferry Road Drive  is on left with Ferry Road at the top.

Notice the pole for the clothesline rope.  In the early 1940s, the green had numerous allotments as well as being a great play area.

I lived at No 25 Ferry Road Avenue until 1956 when I left for New Zealand."

Move to Pennywell

"We moved from Holyrood Square to 25 Ferry Road Avenue in 1941.  It was a significant upgrade in housing.  When we moved there, the building programme was on hold due to the war."

School

"The classrooms for Pennywell School were situated in a number of houses on Ferry Road, and  the Administration Block was in a house near the double bridges.

Our play area was on open space, alongside the rail line to the north of the double bridges.

When building started up (in 1945?) an Administration Block and a Hall were built on the north side of Ferry Road Avenue, to the west of West Pilton Drive.

I had just one teacher during my five years at the school, Miss Jenny Geddes who became Mrs Wallace.  She was a dedicated and inspiring teacher."

Play

"We played :

-  soccer with a tennis ball in the street

-  'Kick  the Can'

-  'Hide and Seek' in the partially built houses.

We socialised at the Old Kirk Youth Fellowship on. Friday nights, in an obsolete army hut at the SE corner of Crewe Toll with table tennis, billiards and dancing.

On Sunday evenings we went to the Church Hall for a documentary movie or an invited speaker.

We had walks along the promenade to Cramond and annual  camps in Iona. A church was eventually built on Pennywell Road.  Our wants were pretty minimal in those days, certainly unsophisticated by today's standard."

David Malcolm, North Island, New Zealand:  October 22, 2008

 

Recollections

2

Harry Brodnick

Pilton, Edinburgh

Thank you to Harry Brodnick who wrote:

By Train to Hearts' Match

"I stayed at 22 Ferry Road Avenue from 1945 to 1961. 

I used to follow Hearts' football team and, yes, I got the train at Boswall Park and we got off at McLeod Street to go to Tynecastle Park.  Alas, it's all gone now, but very happy memories."

Harry Brodnick, Pilton, Edinburgh:  April 5, 2009

 

Pilton and Pennywell

Around Edinburgh

 

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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