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Fort Place

Leith

Photo

1.

Fort Place Back Green

Around 1962

Fort Place  -  Back Green

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sally Falconer (née Murray), Rosyth, Fife, Scotland

Comments

1.

Sally Falconer (née Murray)

Rosyth, Fife, Scotland

Thank you to Sally Falconer (née Murray) for sending me this photo, taken in her back green at Fort Place, Leith, Edinburgh. 

Sally wrote:

Our Back Green

"This photo was taken at the back green to the flats at Fort Place, Leith.  I lived at number 7 and the photo was taken at the back of number 7.

-  I am the girl with the dog.

-  He was my dog, a wee mongrel called 'Bruce'.

-  The girl on the left was my friend, Grace Fox.

-  We both went to Fort Street School and then on to Leith Academy,  although I was 1 year older than her.

I think this photo would have been taken about 1962, when we were about 8 yrs old."

Sally Falconer (née Murray), Rosyth, Fife, Scotland:  30 Nov + 23 Dec 2016

 

Comments

2.

Sally Falconer (née Murray)

Rosyth, Fife, Scotland

Before sending the photo below and others taken on the back green at Fort Place, Sally wrote:

My Home in 1960s

"I was living at number 7, Fort Place around 1962 when this photo of me was taken."

 Fort Place  -  Back Green ©

Emigration

"I emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia in 1990, bit did not l ike it there, so I returned to Scotland in 1991.

Play in 1960s

"I remember Jacky's Backy, and some of the games that we used to play:

Scraps.  We kept our old scraps in a book and swapped them with each other.

Elastic.  We jumped over elastic bands which we had made into long lengths.

-  Balls.  We bounced two balls against a wall, singing a rhyme at the same time.

Peevers.  That was like Hopscotch.

Skipping.

We used to take a clothes horse into our back green, and put an old grey army blanket over it, to make a tent.

Sally Falconer (née Murray), Rosyth, Fife, Scotland:  19 Nov 2016

It looks as if this photo may include one of the tents that Sally mentions above.

 Fort Place  -  Back Green ©

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  25 December 2016

 

Photo

2.

The Back of Number 7, Fort Place

Around 1962

Fort Place  -  Behind Flat number 7

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sally Falconer (née Murray), Rosyth, Fife, Scotland

 

Comments

3.

Sally Falconer (née Murray)

Rosyth, Fife, Scotland

Sally Falconer (née Murray)  wrote:

7, Fort Place

"This photo was taken at the back of our flat, number 7 Fort Place.

-  I am the girl on the left.

-  I can't remember the name of the wee girl in the middle.

-  Grace Fox is on the right.

Sally Falconer (née Murray), Rosyth, Fife, Scotland:  30 Nov + 23 Dec 2016

Photo

2.

The Back of Number 7, Fort Place

Around 1962

Fort Place  -  Behind Flat number 7

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sally Falconer (née Murray), Rosyth, Fife, Scotland

Comments

3.

Sally Falconer (née Murray)

Rosyth, Fife, Scotland

Sally Falconer (née Murray)  wrote:

7, Fort Place

"This photo was taken on the same day as photos 1 and 2, around 1962.  It was a lovely, sunny day.

I don't remember the name of the wee boy."

Sally Falconer (née Murray), Rosyth, Fife, Scotland:  30 Nov + 23 Dec 2016

 

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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