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Former Fire Station

Now a Fire Station Museum

Lauriston Place

Former Fire Station at Lauriston Place  -  1935

The old  fire station, now a fire station museum, in Lauriston Place  -  1935

    Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Scott, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England

Former Fire Station

Lauriston Place

The Fire Station

I believe that the upper floors of this building are still used by the Fire Service.  I last visited the Fire Service here as part of my photographic project to document Edinburgh at Work in the 1990s.

The lower floor of the building is now a fire engine museum.   The vehicles stored there may well be similar to those in the 70-year-old photograph above.

The old stable for the Fire Service's horses can still be found at the rear of the building.

The Photograph

Thank you to Ian Scott, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, England, for supplying the photograph. 

Ian says estimates the date of the photograph to be 1935 and that the fire station has been decorated for King George V s Silver Jubilee.  He adds that the Turntable Ladder was delivered the same year.

Ian says that the photo may have been taken by Drummond Shiels who had a studio at 70-72 Lauriston Place, next to the fire station.

Drummond Shiels Studio in Lauriston Place  -  1913-14

 

Recollections

1.

Jocelyn Abrahams

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Thank you to Jocelyn Abrahams who wrote:

From 1896

"I was delighted to see these old photos of Lauriston Fire Station:

The old  fire station, now a fire station museum, in Lauriston Place  -  1935             Lauriston Place Fire Station   -   Copy of an old photograph hanging on the wall of the offices at Lauriston Place Fire Station

My grandfather grew up at this old fire station from 1896 to 1903, and continued to visit there intermittently until he migrated to Australia in 1920.

Arthur Pordage

"My grandfather, being orphaned as a toddler, was raised by his Uncle Arthur - Arthur Pordage, the Fire Superintendent of Edinburgh for many yrs from 1896.

Our family in Australia is very proud of Uncle Arthur's work .  We understand that he 'invented' the fireman's pole, a photo of which appears in your collection:

The pole at Tollcross Fire Station  -  26 July 1994

While Uncle Arthur had a daughter, he had no further descendants of his own. So this now very large family in Australia are Arthur Pordage's descendants."

My Grandfather

"My grandfather, after being raised at Lauriston, joined the 17th Lancers and served many years in India prior to WW1.  He then married in Sheffield and went to WW1 as an 'Old Contemptible'.

Although he served the rest of the war in France, by chance he was visiting his Uncle Arthur at the time of the Armistice, and sent a telegram from Lauriston to Grandma in Sheffield on 11 November 1918, letting her know what train he would be arriving on back in Sheffield."

Jocelyn Abrahams, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia:  July 1, 2015

 

Fire Stations

Old Photos

Braid Place

  Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in Braid Place, 1966

Braid Place

 

Hamilton Place

  Former Fire Station in Henderson Row  -  early photograph

Hamilton Place

  Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in Hamilton Place  -  photographed 1965

High Street

  Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in the Royal Mile  -  1968

Lauriston Place

  The old  fire station, now a fire station museum, in Lauriston Place  -  1935

Lauriston Place

   Lauriston Place Fire Station   -   Copy of an old photograph hanging on the wall of the offices at Lauriston Place Fire Station

London Road

London road Fire Station  -  converted for use by Edinburgh University Settlement

London Road

London road Fire Station  -  converted for use by Edinburgh University Settlement

West Port

   Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in West Port

West Port

   Photograph by Ian Scott  -  Former Fire Station in West Port  -  Photographed 2001

 

Lauriston Place

 

Fire Brigade

Fire Stations

The old  fire station, now a fire station museum, in Lauriston Place  -  1935

Fire Engines

 A 1906  Merryweather Fire King fire engine outside Braid Place Fire Station

Recent Photos

   Fire at  Union Street, Edinburgh  -  13 March 1993

  

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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