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Former Fire Station

in

London Road

Former Fire Station in London Road

Former Fire Station in London Road, Edinburgh

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

 

Recollections

1

Laurie Thompson

Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

Thank you to Laurie Thompson who wrote:

My Dad

Fireman at London Road Fire Station

"I've just been looking at the picture of London Road Fire Station on the EdinPhoto web site.  They brought back a number of memories.

My dad was a fireman at London Road, and I remember him taking me into the station and showing me what I think was an open-cabbed turntable appliance, and letting me sit in the driver's seat. I clearly remember how spotlessly clean the engine was, and the very distinctive smell of it that I assumed was from the polish that they used to get the almost-glass-like finish on the red and black paintwork.

He also let me try on his old-style black helmet and try on his axe, which had a pointed spike on the opposite side of the conventional axe blade - in its black leather carrying holster.  Both were also immaculately shiny"

Fireman at London Road Fire Station

"You could also almost eat your dinner off the floor of the station, it was so clean!

I remember that when I got my first swimming goggles, which kept misting up, he gave me a piece of some king of impregnated cloth that the firemen used to keep their breathing apparatus goggles from misting up, and it worked like a charm!

On his night shift days (or maybe when he was off sick for a period with his perforated ulcer - I can't remember which - I would sometimes go and collect his pay, entering the station and going to an office through a side door to the station.

There was no thought of muggings in those days, so no concern over a wee boy being trusted to safely carry home his dad's cash pay packet with his week's wages."

Shop beside the Fire Station

"Next door to the fire station, on the other side, there was a shop on the corner of the street. 

I seem to remember that the shop was owned by a footballer, presumably a Hibs player, given its proximity to Easter Road, but for the life of me I can't remember his name."

Transfer to Leith Fire Station

"My dad eventually transferred to Leith fire station, shortly before his death in 1961"

Laurie Thompson, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England:  June 25, 2015

 

Recollections

2

Laurie Thompson

Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

Thank you to Laurie Thompson for following up his 'Recollections 1' (above) with another message.

Laurie wrote:

Hibs Footballer

Archie Buchanan

"I've now been reminded that the footballer who owned the corner shop (visible in the old picture of the fire station)

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

was Archie Buchanan - a 1950s 'Hibs' great'."

Laurie Thompson, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England:  August 10, 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

 

West Port

 

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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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