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Dumbiedykes Survey Photographs  -  1959 Survey

Prospect Street

Prospect Place

Prospect Terrace

1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Street

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services 
Neg.
A904E

 

Prospect Street, Prospect Place and Prospect Terrace

Location

PROSPECT PLACE is the street running down the hill on the left-hand side of this picture.  It leads past St Margaret's Church to join Dumbiedykes Road close to the bowling green.

PROSPECT TERRACE is the street running to the left, just beyond the black car.  This is a short street with tenements on one side of the street and St Margaret's Church on the other side.  This view looks back along Prospect Terrace towards the steep-sloping Prospect Place.

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Street ©

Prospect Terrace leads to the Balconies, Lower Viewcraig Row.

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Lower Viewcraig Row, with an arrow pointing to Number 65, First Balcony ©

The shop on the corner of Prospect Place and Prospect Terrace, beside the car in this photo is Laing, Grocer

PROSPECT STREET is the street on the right-hand side of this picture.  It leads to the steep-sloping Arthur Street.  This photo shows the southern end of Prospect Street and its junction with Arthur Street.

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Place ©

 

Recollections

1.

Jeanette Boon

(née Keighren)

Welland, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to Jeanette Boon, now living in Canada for sending me the following comments on this photograph.

Jeanette wrote:

   Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Street and St Margaret's Church ©

The Church

"This photograph is of Prospect Street and St. Margaret's Church.  I used to attend this church.

I'm sure a lot of people will remember Miss Riley, the Sunday school teacher.  She always wore a grey skirt and jacket.  I used to think she was a nun."

Jeanette Boon, Canada

 

Recollections

2.

Robert Luciani

Thorold, Ontario, Canada

Jeanette is not the only person to remember Miss Riley.

Roberta Luciani, also living in Canada, wrote:

     Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Street and St Margaret's Church ©

Miss Riley

"I wonder if anyone remembers Miss Riley?  She was a wonderful woman who ran all the programmes at the church, Sunday school, drama club etc."

Roberta Luciani, Thorold, Ontario, Canada:  February 10, 2008

 

Recollections

3.

Stuart Laing

Central Bedfordshire, England

Thank you to Stuart Laing who wrote:

Grocers' Shop

"My father had a grocer's shop, George Laing & Son, in Prospect Terrace.  The shop belonged initially to my grandfather, George, then my  father took it over eventually and ran it till he died in 1961.  Shortly after that, the area was all demolished."

Austin A40

     Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Street and St Margaret's Church ©

"The view on this page shows St Margaret's Church and my father's shop, which has a car parked outside it, an Austin A40 in which I learnt to drive many years ago."

Stuart Laing, Central Bedfordshire, England:  June 6, 2009

Recollections

4.

Tony Henderson

Thank you to Tony Henderson for leaving a message in the EdinPhoto guest book.  Tony, who formerly lived in Lower Viewcraig Row wrote:

Grocers' Shop

"I was interested to read Stuart Laing's comments about Laing's shop in Prospect Street.

We always knew the shop as Cecil Laing's, about 1938 to 1951.  The shop owner was a great help to some families at times."

Tony Henderson, Canada:  Message posted in EdinPhoto guest book, June 9, 2009

 

The large photograph above was one of several dozen taken in 1959 by Adam H Malcolm in the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh.  These photographs were taken shortly before the houses were demolished.  Adam H Malcolm donated these photographs to the Edinburgh City Libraries in the 1960s and they can now be found in the Library's Edinburgh Room Collection.

 

 

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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