Edinburgh Recollections

The Wisp

I had a look around The Wisp on 29 August and found that there now appears to be a car park for the 'R Arcari' ice cream factory on the site where Bankfield Cottages once stood.  See the 4 photos below.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 31, 2014

Photo 1

Location of the Photo 1

The Wisp  -  25 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 1932 showing the location of The Wisp, Photo 1

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to National LIbrary of Scotland Map Room

Looking SW towards the site of Bankfield Cottages

The site of Bankfield Cottages at The Wisp, Edinburgh  -  Photo taken August 2014

 Peter Stubbs    Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo taken: August 29, 2014

Photo 2

Location of the Photo 2

The Wisp  -  25 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 1932 showing the location of The Wisp, Photo 2

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to National LIbrary of Scotland Map Room

Looking NNW towards the site of Bankfield Cottages

The pale green cottage beside the road, beyond the ice cream factory in this photo
is the building that appears on the map above immediately to the north of Bankfield Cottages

The site of Bankfield Cottages at The Wisp, Edinburgh  -  Photo taken August 2014

 Peter Stubbs    Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo taken: August 29, 2014

Photo 3

Location of the Photo 3

The Wisp  -  25 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 1932 showing the location of The Wisp, Photo 3

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to National LIbrary of Scotland Map Room

Looking NNW towards the site of Bankfield Cottages

A similar view to Photo 2 above, but taken from a little further south on The Wisp

The site of Bankfield Cottages at The Wisp, Edinburgh  -  Photo taken August 2014

 Peter Stubbs    Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo taken: August 29, 2014

Photo 4

Location of the Photo 4

The Wisp  -  25 inch Ordnance Survey Map, 1932 showing the location of The Wisp, Photo 4

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to National LIbrary of Scotland Map Room

Looking NNW towards the site of Bankfield Cottages

View across the fields from Millerhill Road.
Industry has gradually taken over this section of The Wisp

The site of Bankfield Cottages at The Wisp, Edinburgh  -  Photo taken August 2014

 Peter Stubbs    Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo taken: August 29, 2014

 

View smaller copies of
 these 4 maps + photos

and read recollections of
 The Wisp

       

        The site of Bankfield Cottages at The Wisp, Edinburgh  -  Photo taken August 2014

 

 

 

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