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Items to be found on

Edinburgh Railway Stations

following World War 2

 

Recollections

1.

James McEwan

Duddingston Mills, Edinburgh

James McEwan wrote:

Naval Shells and Mines

"You may recall that it was common, possibly as late as the 1970s, to see large diameter naval shells and mines, up-ended, on display in major railway stations with a slot cut out for contributions from the public."

Questions

"I can't remember if these donations were intended for the Royal British Legion or some other benevolent society. 

Do you know:

-  Who the donations went to?

-  What became of these shells and mines?

-  Why they were withdrawn?"

James McEwan, Duddingston Mills, Edinburgh

Answers?

If you know the answers to any of the questions that James asks above, please email me, then I'll add your answers to this page.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 22, 2014

 

Recollections

2.

Laurie Thompson

Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England

Thank you to Laurie Thompson who did a little investigating then wrote:

Naval Shells and Mines

Some Still Exist
but not in Edinburgh

"I was interested to read James McEwan's questions concerning old naval mines and artillery shells used as collection boxes.  I also remember them, but had forgotten all about them.

A quick search of Google reveals that a number of the red-painted sea mines still exist (for example in Maldon, Essex, and Sandown, Isle of Wight), and it seems that they were all used for collections for the Shipwrecked Fishermen's and Mariners' Society.

Apparently - according to newspaper reports available via Google - there used to be one in Montrose up until fairly recently, but local "peace campaigners" successfully lobbied for its removal on the grounds that it was a "Weapon of Mass Destruction". (No, seriously!)

 I'm thinking of tipping off the RAF Museum at Hendon, the Imperial War Museum, and several other museums designed to remind us of the dangers of wars, in case these Montrose campaigners decide that they also want to obliterate any other tangible evidence and memories of the events of 1914-18 and 1939-45.

Google also indicates there is still one of the large artillery shells on Glasgow Central Station, but it doesn't seem that there was a standard charity associated with them. Presumably each collection was tailored to one or more local charities."

Laurie Thompson, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England:  22 July, 2014

 

Recollections

3.

Gus Coutts

Duddingston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Gus Coutts who replied

Naval Shells and Mines

"I don't know if it's still there but the last time I passed through Glasgow Central in the 80s there was still a 15"or 16" Naval shell situated at the foot of the concourse heading for the main exit."

Models of Railway Engines

"There used to be models of old locomotives in glass cases at Waverley on which the wheels would turn when a penny was inserted.  I think I saw one of them in The Royal Scottish Museum on my last visit."

Machines for Stamping Names on Metal

"I can't remember if there was one at Waverley but many larger stations had machines form which one could produce a punched aluminium strip on which one could produce a message usually one's name."

Yes:  others also remember these machines. - BAC Metal Nameplate Stamping Machines.

 There has been some correspondence about them on this page of the EdinPhoto web site.

   Railway Equipment  -  A BAC nameplate stamping machine.  These were to be found on many station platforms in the 1950s.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 27, 2014

The Only Enterprises

"These were about the only enterprises on stations not connected with actual travelling apart from bookstalls and catering prior to the rise of Railtrack and its conversion to a property company."

Gus Coutts, Duddingston, Edinburgh:  July 23, 2014

 

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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