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Arthur Wheatley

Photogrpaher

Arthur Wheatley had a photographic studio in Corstorphine in the late 1960s.

 

Question

Patrick Hutton

New Town, Edinburgh

Patrick Hutton wrote:

Tay Bridge Disaster

"I am looking for more information on Arthur Wheatley, whom have been told is a descendant of Thomas Wheatley, locomotive superintendent of the North British Railway Coy and the designer of the engine that went down with the Tay Bridge in 1879.

There  is also a  thought that Arthur Wheatley possessed the whistle from said engine!"

Patrick Hutton, New Town Edinburgh:  May 5, 2010

 

Reply to Patrick?

If you have any information, please email me then I'll pass it on to Patrick.

 

Reply

1.

Chris Wheatley

Newmachar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Thank you to Chris Wheatley who replied:

Tay Bridge Disaster

"Patrick Hutton has contacted you about the photographer, Arthur Wheatley, and the whereabouts of the whistle that was on the locomotive, 'The Diver', that went down with the bridge.

Arthur was my Dad.  He sadly died about five years ago.  I didn't actually know about the whistle, but I spoke to my Mum  yesterday and she was able to give me some details.

The whistle was kept in the family, but my Dad never actually had it.  It was passed to his Aunt, Ella Fisher, wife of Portobello photographer, Jack Fisher.

Ella was the step-sister of my Grandad, George Wheatley, engineer on the North British and latterly British Railways.  Jack and Ella died, a year between them, about ten years ago.

I suspect the whistle would have been passed to one of their three children:

-  Marian (who I think still lives in Edinburgh)

-  Norman (South Africa *)   * In fact, not South Africa.  See 'Reply 2'.

-  their third son (who I think is still in Australia)."

Chris Wheatley, Newmachar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland: 

Thank you Chris.  I have passed your message and contact details on to Patrick Hutton, Edinburgh

 

Reply

2.

Gus Coutts

Duddingston, Edinburgh

Thank you to Gus Coutts who replied:

Tay Bridge Disaster

"Norman Fisher (mentioned in 'Reply 1 above) is one of my boyhood friends and in fact I had lunch with him and 4 others only 2 weeks ago at an old pals' reunion.

He lives in Australia (not South Africa) and is I think, currently in Greece.  I don't know when he is returning to Oz.

Gus Coutts, Duddingston, Edinburgh:  July 2, 2010

Thank you, Gus, for letting me know how to contact Gus.  I've sent him an email today.  If he is able to tell me anything about the whistle from the loco that was involved in the Tay Bridge disaster, I'll add that to the web site.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: July 3, 2010

 

Reply

3.

Norman Fisher

Australia

Tay Bridge Disaster

Thank you to Norman Fisher who replied, telling me that he has spoken to his sister, Marian;  but  neither he nor Marian knows anything about the whistle.

Norman has now asked other members of his family and will let me know if he discovers anything.

Acknowledgement:  Norman Fisher:  July 4, 2010

 

Reply

4.

Norman Fisher

Australia

Tay Bridge Disaster

Thank you to Norman Fisher who replied again, telling me that he has had a reply from Vancouver (no whistle found), but is still waiting for a reply from another member of the family.

Acknowledgement:  Norman Fisher:  July 14, 2010

 

Arthur Wheatley  -  studio addresses and dates

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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

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