EPS Outing

Stenhouse Mills  -  1865

This was held on 16 September 1865.  It was the last EPS outing of the season

"The locality selected was Stenhouse Mills, to which place the members proceeded in a van.

The members mustered at 10 o clock.

Having arrived at the spot at about 12 oclock, two Smarts tents were erected after which the members indulged in a luncheon ... ... and tested the quality of a cask of bitter beer, which one of the members, according to his custom on such occasions, liberally provided.

The area in a photographic sense could hardly have been better, containing ... at lest a dozen exquisite bits within an area of fifty yards. 

The party included four dry-plate and three wet-collodion men, amongst whom was Mr Chapman with his new camera.

Mr Chapman takes a bottle of collodion in his pocket, the plate box strapped on his shoulder and the camera which is a square box not much larger than the size of a plate in one hand, and the tripod in the other - and that is all.

At five o clock, the van made its appearance, intimating that it was time to go; but the light was then so good that the members kept on working for another hour and finished up with a group of the whole party which Mr Musgrave executed in his usual excellent style. 

The members reached Edinburgh at about eight o clock, each apparently more delighted than the other."

 

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DATES OF OUTINGS

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1881-90

1891-95

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1921-30

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1951-60

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Plea for Outdoor Meetings

19th Century Destinations

Rambles and Outings: 1890s

1865:  Stenhouse Mills

1872:  Almond Dell - picnic

1876:  Winton Castle

1877:  Cadzow Forest

1877:  Almond Dell

1878:  Winton Castle - picnic

1881:  Gosford - picnic

1883:  Almond Dell - picnic

1884:  Arniston - picnic

1890:  Blackford Glen - picnic

1890s  Aberdour - picnic

1960s  Edinburgh Zoo

1990s  Union Canal

1994  Abbotsford

1997 Bamburgh Castle

NOTE:  Details of many outings from 1970 onwards have still to be added to this web site.

  

 

 

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