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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

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Edinburgh Recollections

Bankfield Cottages

The Wisp

These maps were added to the web site in response to questions
asked  about the cottages on this page of Recollections of The Wisp

Maps

Ordnance Survey
25 inch and 6 inch maps
1914, 1932, 1932, 1938

"As Simon Capeldi says in his Message 4 above, buildings at Bankfield appear on early Ordnance Survey maps. 

However, it looks as if Bankfield Cottages where Jean Kinnear lived (- see Recollections 2 above) may not have been built until some time after 1914.  See the Ordnance Survey large scale maps below:

-  Map 2 ('25 inch', 1932) shows 8 houses which I assume are the cottages where Jean lived.  They are near the upper-left corner of the map,  (1932) below  below shows a block of 8 houses at Bankfield in 1932.  They are near the upper-left corner of the map, to the left of the word 'Bankfield.

Map 1 ('25 inch' 1914) however, shows no houses yet built in that location.

Map 3 and Map 4 ('6 inch', 1932 and 1938) zoom-out to show the position of Bankfield Cottages at The Wisp in relation to their surroundings.  They are about one mile ESE of the then recently built (and now recently demolished) houses on the Craigmillar estate.

Map 1

  Ordnance Survey Map
'25 inch to 1 mile'

1914

Old shaft:  Gasometer: , Railway lines:
Bankfield without Bankfield Cottages

The Wisp  -  25 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 1914

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to National LIbrary of Scotland Map Room

Map 2

  Ordnance Survey Map
'25 inch to 1 mile'

1932

Old shaft (gone):  Gasometer (gone):  Railway (re-aligned):
Bankfield including Bankfield Cottages

The Wisp  -  25 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 1932

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to National LIbrary of Scotland Map Room

Map 3

  Ordnance Survey Map
'6 inch to 1 mile'

1932

Bankfield Cottages are 2/3 of way down this map, near right-hand side.
They are 1 mile ESE of Craigmillar and 1/2 mile SE of Niddrie (empty fields + school)

The Wisp  -  6 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 1932

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to National LIbrary of Scotland Map Room

Map 4

  Ordnance Survey Map
'6 inch to 1 mile'

1938

Bankfield Cottages are, again, 2/3 of way down this map, near right-hand side.

Houses are now planned for  Niddrie and the school has been extended.

St Theresa's Chapel (mentioned by Jean Kinnear here) has been built at Niddrie.

The Wisp  -  6 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 1938

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to National LIbrary of Scotland Map Room

 

View 4 smaller maps

   

 

Portobello Recollections  1920s-50s

Portobello Recollections  from 1950s

 

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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