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Street Furniture

Tram Poles and Fittings

Photo

1

Tram Pole in Dryden Street

Tram Pole in Dryden Street

  Terry Cox, Swanston, Edinburgh

Photo

2

Tram Rosette at Bruntsfield

Tram Rosette at Bruntsfield

  Terry Cox, Swanston, Edinburgh

 

Comment

1.

Terry Cox

Swanston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Terry Cox for sending the two photos above.

Terry wrote:

Tram Pole and Tram Rosette

"Being now of the tender age of 63, the trams were a bit before my time.  I only vaguely remember being on them when I was wee. (My dad was a tram conductor at one time.  So, it's not my area of expertise. But I'm sure there are lots of your readers who know plenty.

Attached are a couple of photos, that I took on my travels. 

Photo 1: I spotted at Bruntsfield (I must have passed there thousands of times and never noticed it before.  It seems to be one of the old 'rosettes' for supporting the tram wires. I've never seen one of these before - I thought they'd all been removed.

Photo 2:  I spotted this the same day, believe it or not, but have only got round to taking a picture.  It's at the end of Dryden Street, just off Pilrig Street.

From looking at old photos, it seems to be a pole for supporting the tram wires. Only one problem - as far as I'm aware, trams never ran down there.

However, Dryden Street does lead to the back of the old Shrubhill tram depot from Pilrig Street, where trams did run, so was there a tram track into the back of the depot?

I have seen a couple of these poles doubled up for use as tram poles and lamp posts, but I can't find any of these poles being used solely as a lamp post.

Anyway, I'm sure one of your correspondents will have the answer."

Terry Cox, Swanston, Edinburgh:  6 April, 2016

I was not familiar with the term 'rosette' (the attachment on a side of a building to which lines were attached to hold up the tram lines) until I read the email from Terry.

However, a quick browse of the internet came up with this page which has lots of links to click on for further information:

              The Aberdeen Tramway Rosette Appreciation Society.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  6 September, 2016

 

Comment

2.

Terry Cox

Swanston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Terry Cox for writing again.

Terry wrote:

Tram Track

"I did actually find the answer to my own question above.  There was a single tram track along Dryden Street, which I found on an Ordnance Survey map from the 1930s, I think."

Terry Cox, Swanston, Edinburgh:  6 September, 2016

 

Comment

3.

Alastair Murray

Colinton, Edinburgh

Thank you to Alastair Murray who wrote:

Tram Poles and Rosettes

"Some more information about tram poles and rosettes is available on the Edinburgh Trams Club web site.   Only six original rosettes are known to exist, as listed.

Perhaps you could ask if anyone knows of any other tram rosettes still in place in Edinburgh."

Alastair Murray, Colinton, Edinburgh:  4 Jan 2016

Thank you to Alastair for also sending me a photo of a tram in Dryden Street and telling me that two of the old tram poles are still in place there.

Reply to Alastair?

Rosettes

   Tram Rosette at Bruntsfield

If you know of any tram rosettes still in place in Edinburgh (apart from the six mentioned above) and would like to send a message to Alastair about them, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on Alastair's email address to you.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  5 January 2017

 

Comment

4.

Bill Brown

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Thank you to Bill Brown, a member of A.T.R.A.S. (Aberdeen Tramway Rosette Appreciation Society) who read Comment 3 above and replied:

Bill wrote:

Rosettes

   Tram Rosette at Bruntsfield

"I'd just like to point out that members of our Edinburgh Trams Club are presently going round all the old (original) tram routes looking for any  rosettes of any kind still in situ.

Maybe some of your correspondents would like to help in their search.

Living in Aberdeen, it's not convenient for me, but I have given them some tips on  finding and renovating/ repainting rosettes.

I have also seen the Dryden St. Collection.  There are undoubtedly more in that area."

Bill Brown, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland:  6 January 2017

Further Information

If you'd like to learn more about the subjects that Bill mentions above, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on Bill's email address to you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  6 January 2017

 

Comment

5.

Bill Brown

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Thank you to Bill Brown for writing again, this time giving a summary of the results , so far, of his group's 'Tram Rosettes' survey

Tram Rosettes Survey Results

as at December 2016

(A)  Undertakings

GB                                57

Germany                   152

Other Europe           248

Not Europe                 16

Without Rosettes      64

              Together =  537 Cities

(B)  Shapes

Peg-Tetragones        73

Q-Tetragones               5

R-Circular                          54

S-Clasps                             19

T-Trigones                     17

              Together =  168 Shapes

 

Bill Brown, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland:  6 January 2017

 

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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