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West Bow
and
West Bow Well

The Foot of West Bow and West Bow Well  -   from the Grassmarket

The foot of West Bow and West Bow Well  -  view from the Grassmarket

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                           Photograph taken: 11am,   7 Dec 2005

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West Bow and West Bow Well

This view looks looks from the eastern end of the Grassmarket to the buildings at the foot of West Bow.

The two shops here have changed hands many times.  I have photos of them taken at intervals between 1990 and 2005, to be added to the web site, some day.

 

2.

Recollections of West Bow

Thank you to Graeme Charles Munro, now living in Adelaide, South Australia, who wrote:

Grassmarket

"Our house in the Grassmarket was two flats up, above the blue shop.  There was only one toilet to six families when we were there, and queue's were frequent. It was nice to move in 1940 to Drylaw to have our own house.

I stuck my finger in the plaque on the well, and my sister had to suck her finger and rub the juice on mine to get it out,  ha!"

Graeme Charles Munro, Adelaide, South Australia, November 29, 2007

 

3.

More recollections of West Bow

Thank you to Graeme Charles Munro, who wrote again:

Police Box

"I remember playing with my double-deck bus, which was half the height of me, and made out of wood, on the floor in our bedroom, (the kids bedroom) in our house. 

My Dad was sitting at the window and the siren of the police box went off!  My Dad said 'Well, that's it' meaning the start of WW2.

The Police Box

(painted blue)

   Foot of West Bow from the Grassmarket

Underground Toilet

"There used to be an underground toilet between the fountain and the police box, but there was a riot in the late thirties, and a policeman on horseback fell down there, and got killed, so it was filled in.  I remember it was all pale and dark green tiles.

The Vennel

Do you know, I never knew the existence of The Vennel in the Grassmarket, 'till recently. I saw a woman, supposedly walking down stairs, out of a wall, with a long grey coat on in 1939.

It was only lately I saw a picture of this alleyway heading down to the Grassmarket with the view of the Castle in the back and I was amazed.  A friend of mine even drove from Gyle, to have a look for me, ha!...I was hurriedly waiting to hear from him by e-mail what the story was.

Graeme Charles Munro, Adelaide, South Australia, November309, 2007

The Vennel

The Vennel is a narrow lane that leads between the old houses then down steps and into the SW corner of the Grassmarket.  This view looks down from the top of the Vennel towards the Grassmarket in the valley and Edinburgh Castle on the hill beyond.

W R & S  -  Photograph from the early-1900s  -  The Vennel

 

 

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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