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Lamp Post Accident

December 26, 1946

Willowbrae Road

Willowbrae Road  -  Road Accident  -  Bus hits lamp post, 1964

  Scotsman Publications Ltd.   Click here for web site details.     Licensed by Scran
 Photo 643076,   Scran 000-000-536-720-R.      Photo taken December 26,1964

 

Willowbrae Road

Accident

Above is a photograph of a bus that hit a concrete lamp post in April 1964.  Is that an inspector from the bus company in the background?

UPDATE:  Probably not.  See reply 2 below.

Another Photo

Here is another photograph of the same accident, with a small group of onlookers in the foreground:

Willowbrae Road  -  Road Accident  -  Bus hits lamp post, 1964

Another Accident

Thank you to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland, for telling me about the photo at the top of this page.  This subject came up in the discussion of an accident involving a  lamp post at North Bridge, Edinburgh.

North Bridge

    North Bridge Lamp Post  - Road Accident, 1978  

Reply

1.

Ronny Elder

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Thank you to Ronny Elder who wrote:

Accidents

"In the Inverleith Row accident, the lamp post might seem to have demolished the bus.

Marchmont Road  -  Bus and Lamp Post Crash - 1948

"In the Willowbrae Road accident, the bus might seem to have demolished the lamp post."

Willowbrae Road  -  Road Accident  -  Bus hits lamp post, 1964

Ronny Elder:  Kandy, Sri Lanka:  January 13, 2011

Fair comment!   I agree.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 18, 2011

Reply

2.

Gus Coutts

Duddingston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Ronny Elder who wrote:

The Accident

"It looks as if the accident happened opposite the foot of Paisley Drive where the roads at the end of Northfield Broadway form a small triangle."

The Van

"The van in the background is of the type used by the police at the time, so it looks as if the individual in the photo is a police officer and not a  bus inspector.  My recollection is that the bus inspectors' caps were all black."

Gus Coutts, Duddingston, Edinburgh:  January 19, 2011

 

Street Lighting

Willowbrae Road

Edinburgh Transport

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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.

 

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