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St Leonard's, Edinburgh

Looking along

Gilmour Street

towards

Gibb's Entry

2005

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

 

Looking along Gilmour Street towards Gibb's Entry

2005

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, for sending me the photograph above.  Brian sent me this photo after seeing this 1920s view of the buildings in Gibb's Entry and Simon Square:

St Leonard's District -  1920s ©

Bryan wrote:

Streets

"Attached is a photo I took about three years ago of Gilmour Street looking to the west to Gibbs Entry.  It's difficult to get a long shot nowadays without cars or wheelie bins.  However, you can see the lamplight you mention that looks remarkably like the original.

It’s interesting, that while they replaced the buildings, the original two hundred year-old road surface of granite causeys (or sets) is still there.

Residents

What never ceases to amaze me is that 276 people lived in the short distance of Gibb's Entry in the 1881 census – 92 of them in No 8 where my great grandfather grew up.  I can’t imagine what type of building it was.  

560 people lived in South Richmond Street – a little bit less cramped – but 76 were in No 26, the tenement where my great grandmother lived.

Gibb's Entry

While the buildings in Simon Square were knocked down in the late-1920s, the ones at the west end of Gibbs Entry that face on to Nicolson Street weren’t. I can remember them being totally refurbished some time in the mid- to late-1960s.

This photo taken in 1961-63 shows the original Nicolson Street buildings including the other side of Gibbs Entry. Gibbs Entry is up past where the white car is.

Photographs of Dumbiedykes around 1961-63  -   Nicholson Street ©

I don’t know the name of the other entry in the middle of the picture.

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Rebuilt 1931

The buildings that Bryan mentions having been demolished at the west end of Gibb's entry in the late 1920s were replaced by new buildings.  These new buildings can be seen on either side of the 'No Entry' signs on this 2005 photo.

These new buildings have the date '1931' inscribed on stone plaques above their front doors.

©

Peter Stubbs:  July 12, 2008

 

St Leonard's District

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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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