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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

  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

 

Edinburgh New Town

West End

 

Recollections

1

Dorothy Finlay (née Cossar)

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Thank you to Dorothy Finlay (née Cossar) for posting a message in the EdinPhoto guest book.

Dorothy wrote:

Stella's Hotel & Domestic Agency

"I wonder if anyone remembers Stella's hotel & domestic agency at the corner of Melville Street and Queensferry Street.

I often went to her for a job placement.  She took half your first week's wages if she placed you.  All her records were kept in an old ledger.  She had a pen and inkwell, and she kept wiping the pen nib on her black cardigan."

Dorothy Finlay (née Cossar):  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia:
Message posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook,  February 12, 2012

 

Recollections

2

Dorothy Finlay (née Cossar)

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Thank you to Dorothy Finlay (née Cossar) for posting another message in the EdinPhoto guest book.

Dorothy wrote:

West Eng Hotel

"I remember the West End Hotel.  I think it was in Palmerston Place.

When I worked in The Grosvenor, sometimes we would go to the West End Hotel for a nightcap.  It was very old fashioned, like somebody's living room.  Is it still there?"

Dorothy Finlay (née Cossar):  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Message posted in EdinPhoto Guestbook,  September 9, 2012

Recollections

3

Findlay Smith

Thank you to Findlay Smith for posting a reply to Dorothy Finlay's message (Recollections 2 above) in the EdinPhoto Guestbook.

Findlay wrote:

The Old Days

"Dear Dorothy:  I remember you from the old days in the 1940s.  I hope this finds you well.  **

West Eng Hotel

"Incidentally, the West End Hotel is no longer in business, a victim of the recession."

Findlay Smith:  Reply to Dorothy Finlay's Message of September 9, 2012
posted in
EdinPhoto Guestbook on October 5, 2012

Crewe Toll

** Findlay also included some recollections of the Crewe Toll area of Edinburgh.  I've now added his Crewe Toll  comments on this page in the Recollections section of the EdinPhoto web site:

Crewe Toll

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh,  October 5, 2012

Recollections

4

Simon Capaldi

Sheriffhall, Midlothian, Scotland

Thank you to Simon Capaldi for following up Findlay Smith's comment about the West End Hotel in Recollections 3 above.

Simon Capaldi

West End Hotel

"I have just looked at the West End Hotel  website and it looks operational to me

Perhaps this is not the original West End Hotel as I seem to remember an hotel diagonally opposite to it owned by a Frenchman, Monsieur Bouzy.

I kid you not.  I worked for him as a wine sales representative!"

Simon Capaldi, Sheriffhall, Midlothian, Scotland:  October 10, 2012

 

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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