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Viewforth

A district to the west of Fountainbridge

 

Recollections

1.

Colin Birrell

Canada

Thank you to Colin Birrell who wrote

Coal Deliveries

Charlie Halliday

"Does anyone out there know if there is a picture of a man named Charlie Halliday who had an independent coal delivery business for most of his life. He used to deliver by horse and cart in the Yeaman Place and Murdoch Terrace areas.

He was married to my grandfathers sister but I have never seen a picture of them. My brother used to go with Charlie, once in a while. I never met Charlie, but I've seen the picture of my brother standing  beside the horse."

Alan Halliday

"I believe that Charlie had a son, Alan, who also helped him.  Does anyone know of Alan?  I'm hoping he might have got married and had children.  That would be great."

Colin Birrell, Canada:  April 3+4, 2011

Reply to Colin?

If you know anything about Charlie or Alan Halliday and would like to send a message back to Colin, please email me, then I'll pass your message back to him.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  Edinburgh April 5, 2011

 

 

Recollections

2.

John Gordon

Easdale, Oban, Argyle & Bute

The corner of

Viewforth and Dundee Street

This section of Dundee Street was formerly known as Viewforth Park

Thank you to John Gordon for sending me the photos below of the building where his family lived from 1886.  The  building in these photos is on the corner of Viewforth Park and Dundee Street.  Please click here to enlarge these photos.

John wrote:

House and Shops

My Family

"Here is a photo of the building where my Porteous family lived.  It is on the corner of Viewforth and Dundee Street.  There were three shops on the ground floor and a house on the upper floor of the building.

Alexander Porteous and his wife, Jessie Young, moved into the house when it was new, probably in 1867. 

The upper floor seems to have comprised four units  accommodating, amongst others, various relatives of the Porteous and Young families, including my mother as a child during WW1."

Photo

1.

ORIGINALLY: 1 Viewforth Park     NOW  57-63 Dundee Street

John wrote: "This building was still standing in July 2013, at the corner of a vast building site."

Road leading towards centre-left edge = Viewforth.          Road in foreground = Dundee Street.

Shops and House at 57-63 Dundee Street, 2011

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Gordon, Easdale. Oban, Argyle & Bute, Scotland.   Photo taken 2011

Photo

2.

ORIGINALLY: 1 Viewforth Park     NOW  57-63 Dundee Street

Zoom-in on the photo above.

Shops and House at 57-63 Dundee Street, 2011

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Gordon, Easdale. Oban, Argyle & Bute, Scotland.   Photo taken 2011

Street Numbers

When new, this whole building was known as 1 Viewforth Park, but, at the time of the 1886 General Election, Viewforth Park was incorporated into Dundee Street.

-  The three shop units became 57, 59 and 61 Dundee Street..

-  The house on the upper floor became 63 Dundee Street.

The Shops and Yard

"There was a yard and coach house from which the Porteous family operated a carters business.

The shops were private lets, but in about the late-1890s Margaret Porteous seems to have taken over the running of the dairy shop at No 61.

The photo below is undated, but I expect it would have been taken in the early-1900s.

Photo

3.

ORIGINALLY: 1 Viewforth Park     NOW  61 Dundee Street

Margaret Porteous standing outside the dairy

Margaret Porteous in the Doorway of the Dairy at 61 Dundee Street around early-1900s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Gordon,
 Easdale. Oban, Argyle & Bute, Scotland.   Photo taken
early-1900s

 

Street Numbers

Margaret Porteous is standing outside the dairy in this photo.  The dairy's address has already changed from 1 Viewforth Park to 61 Dundee Street, BUT ambiguously, it can be seen that the only change made to the address in the dairy window is the addition of a '6', giving it an incorrect address of 61 Viewforth Park."

Searching for a Photo

"I'd really like to have an image of the house as built with the three shop units, so please keep me in mind if you come across one."

John Gordon, Easdale, Oban, Argyle & Bute

 

Reply to John?

If you know of any photo of 1 Viewforth Park, taken when the building was new,  please email me, then I'll give you John's email address so that you can contact him.

               Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  Edinburgh August 29, 2013

 

 

Recollections

3.

Brian (often known as Bob) McGuire

near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Brian McGuire who wrote

Horne Terrace

Backgreens

"I was the youngest of five children, born in the top flat at No. 5 Horne Terrace.

The tenement (or 'stair') flats in Horne Terrace, McNeill Street and Thistle Place (an area now renamed 'Thorneill Village') enclosed an open, common backgreen area where families would hang out their weekly wash.

Each family had a recognised 'stretch'  (i.e. length) between fixed, iron poles bedded into concrete and sunk into the ground. 

These backgreen poles had remained, although most of the 'pailings' (railings) which divided the common area into sections for use by each street, had been dismantled for the war effort."

Blacksmith

"Across the road from us was a working blacksmith's, James McIntosh and Sons, dating from 1840 according to their name board. 

There, Kenny and Duncan McIntosh ran the business though their father was still in control.  Kenny was a solid figure, usually sporting a thick, brown leather apron which he used when re-shoeing the St. Cuthbert's Co-op milk horses.

We youngsters enjoyed watching him pull out huge nails from the horse's hoof, then pare it into shape to accept the new shoe, formed red hot at the forge and hammered to shape on his anvil. 

Dogs used to gather round then, to chew on the hoof pairings!   He was a fearless figure and would never hesitate to wade into the fiercest dog fight to separate the fighting animals with his bare hands. 

Later, the company specialised in welding and later still, one of the apprentices - Sidney - used to assemble stock cars  for racing at the Meadowbank speedway track.   He'd weld  scaffolding tubes to car sides and mount bulldozer-type fronts to the vehicles."

Nellie Millar's Shop

"Opposite the blacksmith's was a corner shop - Neillie Millar's - selling greengroceries, milk, bread and cakes. 

We used to play ball games against the huge tin signs on her shop walls, advertising 'Craven A' cigarettes ('do not affect the throat') and 'Brooke Bond Tea'.  This shop was something of an institution, serving the whole district and delivering milk and rolls to the door."

Industry

"At one end of Thistle Place, was Girdwood's, a busy printing company and in Dorset Place some heavy lorries operated out of  'The Woodyard' - early beginnings of the now well known road haulage business, Dobson's.  

Although it was highly dangerous, we boys used to enjoy 'canters' with these lorries -  that is, grabbing onto the back  as lorry after lorry drove down Horne Terrace, returning at the end of the day to the depot."

Brian ( Bob) McGuire, near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland:  15 Sep 2013

Brian added:

Horne Terrace

Return Visit

"This year, I made a sentimental return to the street with two friends and was actually allowed access to the old, former blacksmith's shop.

I took some shots inside, showing the chaos left behind when Kenny and Duncan closed up. (It's now about to be turned into flats, I understand, looking out towards the new Boroughmuir Secondary School.)  

I also took shots of the railings/pailings that the blacksmith made for the back greens and a nostalgic picture looking up my old stone stairwell to our top flat at number 5."

Brian ( Bob) McGuire, near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland:  12 Aug 2017

 

 

Recollections

4.

Brian (often known as Bob) McGuire

near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

In his Recollections 3 above, Brian mentioned James McIntosh & Son, Blacksmiths. 

Here are some photos of the Blacksmiths that he took there on a  return visit to Edinburgh in 2017.

 

Photo

1.

James McIntosh & Son

Blacksmiths  -  Exterior

 

  Brian ( Bob) McGuire, near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

 

Photo

2.

James McIntosh & Son

Blacksmiths  -  Interior  -  Examples of Railings


  Brian ( Bob) McGuire, near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

Photos reproduced with acknowledgement to Brian ( Bob) McGuire
near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland:  14+15 Sep 2017

 

 

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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.

 

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