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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

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Printing

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Edinburgh at Work

Around

Colinton

and the

 Water of Leith

TANNERY

J Hewit & Sons

Tannery, Currie

Hewit - 1

J Hewit & Sons  -  Tannery beside the Water of Leith at Currie

Edinburgh at Work  -  James Hewit & Sons  -  Tannery at Currie, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken on August 8, 2006 at 3.25pm

Hewit - 2

J Hewit & Sons  -  inside the Tannery  -  2006

Edinburgh at Work  -  James Hewit & Sons  -  Tannery at Currie, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken on August 8, 2006 at 2.32pm

Hewit - 3

J Hewit & Sons  -  inside the Tannery  -  2006

Edinburgh at Work  -  James Hewit & Sons  -  Tannery at Currie, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                Photograph taken on August 8, 2006 at 2.38pm

Hewit - 4

J Hewit & Sons  -  inside the Tannery  -  2006

Edinburgh at Work  -  James Hewit & Sons  -  Tannery at Currie, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken on August 8, 2006 at 2.41pm

Hewit - 5

J Hewit & Sons  -  skins hanging inside the Tannery  -  2006

Edinburgh at Work  -  James Hewit & Sons  -  Tannery at Currie, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                     Photograph taken on August 8, 2006 at 3.05pm

Hewit - 6

J Hewit & Sons  -  This old machine measured the surface area of a skin  -  2006

Edinburgh at Work  -  James Hewit & Sons  -  Tannery at Currie, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken on August 8, 2006 at 2.42pm

Hewit - 7

J Hewit & Sons  -  This old machine measured the surface area of a skin  -  1992

Edinburgh at Work  -  James Hewit & Sons  -  Tannery at Currie, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on May 4, 1992

Hewit - 8

J Hewit & Sons

I last visited J Hewit & Sons as a working concern in 2006.  The company was then planning to close down, and was expecting the premises and land to be sold for development.  Returning to the site last week, this is all that remained, looking down on the old site and across the Water of Leith to the Pentland Hills.  The sign reads:

 'J HEWIT & SONS LTD.  KINAULD LEATHER WORKS'.

All Gone!

The site of Hewit & Sons' Leather Works beside the Water of Leith at Currie.  The company had stopped trading and their works had been demolished by the time that this photo was taken in 2013.

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                           Photograph taken on March 2, 2013

QUARRYING

Ravelrig Quarry

Between Balerno and Kirknewton

Ravelrig - 1

The Quarry

November 1991

Tarmac's Quarry at Ravelrig, between Balerno and Ratho

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                    Photograph taken:  November 27, 1991

Ravelrig - 2

The Quarry

November 1991

Tarmac's Quarry at Ravelrig, between Balerno and Ratho

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  November 27, 1991

Ravelrig - 3

Eric at the Quarry

November 1991

Tarmac's Quarry at Ravelrig, between Balerno and Ratho

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                 Photograph taken:  November 27, 1991

Ravelrig - 4

The Stone Crusher

November 1991

Tarmac's Quarry at Ravelrig, between Balerno and Ratho

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                  Photograph taken:  November 27, 1991

Ravelrig - 5

The Stone Crusher

November 1991

Tarmac's Quarry at Ravelrig, between Balerno and Ratho

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                       Photograph taken:  November 27, 1991

Ravelrig - 6

Heavy Equipment

November 1991

Tarmac's Quarry at Ravelrig, between Balerno and Ratho

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                     Photograph taken:  November 27, 1991

Ravelrig - 7

A lorry quickly takes a load on board as it leaves the quarry

The Exit

November 1991

Tarmac's Quarry at Ravelrig, between Balerno and Ratho

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                            Photograph taken:  November 27, 1991

FARMING

Wester Kinleith Farm

Wester Kinleith - 1

Sheep about to be Shorn

July 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  July 28, 1991

Wester Kinleith - 2

Sheep Shearing

July 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                  Photograph taken:  July 28, 1991

Wester Kinleith - 3

Sheep Shearing

July 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                  Photograph taken:  July 28, 1991

Wester Kinleith - 4

Sheep Shearing

July 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                  Photograph taken:  July 28, 1991

Wester Kinleith - 5

Sheep and Lambs  -  and a Rainbow above the Farm

April 1992

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                Photograph taken:  April 25, 1992

Wester Kinleith - 6

Sheep and Lambs

April 1992

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                Photograph taken:  April 25, 1992

Wester Kinleith - 7

Sheep and Lambs

May 1992

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photograph taken:  May 2 1992

Kirkliston Farm

Kirkliston - 1

Harvest

September 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                   Photograph taken:  September 14, 1991

Kirkliston - 2

Harvest

September 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                     Photograph taken:  September 14, 1991

 

Ratho Farm

Ratho - 1

loughing the Land

September 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                      Photograph taken:  September 15, 1991

Ratho - 2

Ploughing the Land

September 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                     Photograph taken:  September 15, 1991

Ratho - 3

Collecting the Potato Crop

May 1992

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken:  May 7 1992

Ratho - 44

Potato Crop at the End of the Day

May 1992

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photograph taken:  May 7 1992

Swanston Farm

Swanston - 1

Potato picking (or 'Tattie Howking' was how many of Edinburgh's schoolchildren used to spend their mid-term autumn holidays. 

The last time I saw potatos being gathered this way was beside the newly built Edinburgh Bypass at Swanston in 1991.

Gathering Potatos

September 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                  Photograph taken:  September 6, 1991

Swanston - 2

Gathering Potatos

September 1991

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                  Photograph taken:  September 6, 1991

A few Recent Photos

FARMS

Easter Kinleith Farm  -  Zoom-in

The farm is on the edge of the the Pentland Hills, about 1 mile SW of Torphin
but I felt that some of the photos I took last weekend made it look more like the wild west!

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

Easter Kinleith Farm  -  Zoom-in

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

Easter Kinleith Farm  -  Zoom-in more

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

Mid Kinleith Farm

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  February 26,  2013

Near Mid Kinleith Farm

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  February 26,  2013

Near Mid Kinleith Farm

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  February 26,  2013

Near Mid Kinleith Farm

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  February 26,  2013

 

Redford and Dreghorn Barracks are still at Colinton.

I'm seeking permission to take some photos inside these barracks.

Meanwhile, here is a photo of the exterior of Redford Barracks.

Redford Cavalry Barracks

East end of Colinton Road, Colinton

Redford Cavalry Barracks  -  2013

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

 

Redford Infantry Barracks

West end of Colinton Road, Colinton

Redford Infantry Barracks  -  2013

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

Most of the old businesses in Colinton have vanished, but a few remain.

JOINERS

Stark Building Services

Spylaw Street, Colinton

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 1, 2013

Stark Building Services

Inside the Workshop

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  February 28, 2013

Stark Building Services

Wall and Workbench

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  February 28, 2013

Stark Building Services

Mike the Joiner, making oak doors at the Spylaw Street workshop, Colinton

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  February 28, 2013

Stark Building Services

Mike the Joiner, making oak doors at the Spylaw Street workshop, Colinton

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  February 28, 2013

Stark Building Services

Mike the Joiner, making oak doors at the Spylaw Street workshop, Colinton

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken:  February 28, 2013

 

Other new businesses have begun to appear:

PIZZA DELIVERIES

Pizza Connection

Bridge Road, Colinton

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                               Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

'SORT MY PC'

Colinton Road, Colinton

Van

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

Van

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

Car

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken:  February 26, 2013

Car

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken:  February 26, 2013

Roof

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

House

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken:  March 2, 2013

MERCHISTON CASTLE
SCHOOL

Colinton

School and Grounds

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

The School

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

School and Trees

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

The School and Grounds

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

The School and Grounds

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Grandfather Clock  and  Portrait of a Headmaster

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Visit by Ian Rankin

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken on February  26, 2013

Ian Rankine entertains the Audience and his Interviewer, Vanessa Robertson

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken on February  26, 2013

Ian Rankin

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Ian Rankin

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Ian Rankin

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Ian Rankin  -  Book Signing

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Ian Rankin   -  Book Signing

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Briefly, to finish  -  a few recent and old photos of Waddell's Garage:

Waddell's Garage

2013

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Waddell's Garage

Date?

Here is the same view as above, but a few decades earlier when the garage was 'The Colinton Motor Garage'

Might the flags be celebrating the 1937 Coronation?   By the time of World War II or earlier, this garage had become Waddell Bros

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Boyd, Waddell's Garage, Colinton

Waddell's Garage

2013

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Waddell's Garage

Greg, Daren and Ryan

2013

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken on February  13, 2013

Waddell's Garage

Early-1940s

This looks like "Dad's Army" - The Home Guard

The vehicle is parked outside Waddell Brothers' Garage in Spylaw Street.

A photo of Waddell Bros. garage, Spylaw Street, Colinton, taken during World War II

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Boyd, Waddell's Garage, Colinton

Another Colinton Garage

I have been told that this garage was where the Chemist's Shop now stands.  Is that somewhere around Bridge Road. 

When might this photo have been taken?   Perhaps it was taken some time in the 1950s.

The garage sold petrol and Standard Vanguard cars.  These cars were manufactured between 1947 and 1963.

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Boyd, Waddell's Garage, Colinton

 

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Stone

2

Metal

3

Wood

4

Printing

5

Food

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Drink

7

Transp.

8

Clocks

9

U'ground

10

Fire

11

Manuf.

12

Finance

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Teaching

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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