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Old Town  -  Houses and Streets

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Museum of Edinburgh Talk
4 February, 2013

PAGE INDEX

The History of

Edinburgh Old Town & Royal Mile

in Pictures

0.

Introduction

Lots of photos to see.
EdinPhoto web site.

1.

Early Photography and Engravings

Talbot, Daguerre, Hill & Adamson,   Engravings.

2.

Edinburgh Photographic Societies

Edinburgh Calotype Club
PSS, EPS.

3.

Old Town  -  Houses and Streets

Dumbiedykes,
St Leonard's.

4.

Old Town  -  Shops and Police Boxes

Shops,  Shops and Cars,
Police Boxes.

5.

Royal Mile  -  Earlier Views

Festivals and Processions,
Closes,  Castle to Palace

6.

Royal Mile  -  Recent Photos  2013

Castle to Palace

7.

Panoramas

Royal Mile.
From Camera Obscura,

 

Edinburgh Old Town

Streets and Houses

Dumbiedykes      -      St Leonard's

 

Recollections

Southside

Since creating the EdinPhoto web site, I have received emails from many of the people who grew up in Edinburgh and are now scattered around the world.

Those who grew up in some of the poorer areas of the Old Town have very fond memories of their early years, despite the hardship that they had to cope with.

They usually refer to their homes as being in 'Southside', rather than the 'Old Town'.

Here are some of the photos that have been discussed in these recollections:

1.

DUMBIEDYKES

 

Dumbiedykes

Houses in the Dumbiedykes district, that lies between Pleasance and Holyrood Park, were demolished in the 1960s and replaced by modern flats.

Here are some views looking down on the district from Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park:

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Around 1940

View from Salisbury Crags

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and across to Edinburgh Castle

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  probably around 1940

  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details

View from Salisbury Crags

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  probably around 1940

  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.

 

Around 1950

View from Salisbury Crags

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and across to Edinburgh Castle

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  probably around the 1950s.

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norward Inglis and his daughter, Barbara Simpson

Around 1995

The same view as above, but taken 45 years later

with the newer housing in the foreground

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  1995
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Al Lorentzen, Inverness,  Illinois, USA (RAF Kirknewton, 1959-62)

 

Around mid-1960s

View from beneath Salisbury Crags

Dumbiedykes, following demolition, with only the church still standing

Looking down on Dumbiedykes following demoliion  -  mid 1960s

   Wullie Croal.  Thank you, also, to Tam Croal (Wullie's son) for providing this photo

Here is another photo of the church, taken in the days when it was still surrounded by houses:

1959

Prospect Place +Prospect Terrace

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Street

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services 
Neg.
A904E

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Arthur Street

Arthur Street ran through the middle of Dumbiedykes, leading from Pleasance down to Holyrood Park.  There was a gentle slope near the top of the hill, becoming steeper as the street approached Holyrood Park.

Map of Dumbiedykes

   Edinburgh and Leith map, 1925  -  The area around Arthur Street, Dumbiedykes

  For permission to reproduce please contact  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Three streets ran to the south from Arthur Street.  They were:

-  West Arthur Place

-  Middle Arthur Place

-  East Arthur Place

These were know locally as 'Westie', 'Middlie' and 'Eastie'

This is the new housing that can be found today where the top of Arthur once stood, looking down from Pleasance towards Holyrood Place.

New Arthur Place

December  2007

Cobbles at the top of Arthur Street, now named New Arthur Place

Peter Stubbs:  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                      Photo taken:  December 22, 2007

Here's what the area looked like early in the 20th century ...

Arthur Street  -  c.1914

Thomas Cullen's Shop at 37 Arthur Street, around 1920

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Taylor, Polwarth, Edinburgh, whose family ran this shop.

Arthur Street  -  early-1920s

Thomas Cullen's Shop at 37 Arthur Street, around 1920

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Smith, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

... and here it is in the mid-20th century, shortly before demolition:

Looking up Arthur Street   -  1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  - Arthur Street with lemonade lorry

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                             Neg. F936C

Looking down Arthur Street to the junction with East Arthur Place  -  1960s

Arthur Street, East Arthur Place and a Tizer Lorry - 1960s

Here are the buildings on the corner of Arthur Street being demolished a few years later:

The corner of Arthur Street and East Arthur Place

East Arthur Place being demolished - 1961

  Photograph reproduced with acknowledgement to Allan Dodds, Nottingham, England

East Arthur Place

Two Children + Two Workers

East Arthur Place being demolished - 1961

  Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

East Arthur Place

Two Children (again)

East Arthur Place being demolished - 1961

  Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Here is the southern end of the three streets 'Eastie', 'Middlie' and 'Westie'  That's the end furthest from Arthur Street.  Part of the slope of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park can be seen in the background.

East, Middle and West Arthur Place -  1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  - Mid and East Arthur Place Tenement Ends

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                              Neg. E932B

These two  views look along one of the three Arthur Place streets towards Arthur Street:

Arthur Place -  1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Between Mid and West Arthur Place

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                             Neg. E932C

Arthur Place -  1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Between Mid and West Arthur Place

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                             Neg. E932F

This is the coal lorry that ran out of control down Arthur Street and into Holyrood Park in 1958.

Leckie's Coal Lorry

 that ran out of control down Arthur Street and into Holyrood Park 

Coal Lorry accident at the foot of Arthur Street

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Leckie, California, USA

 

Recollections

Coal Lorry

Here are a few of the comments that I received about these photos

1.  "Kids were hovering to pick up the coal without the policeman seeing them."

2.  "I can see my ma's hoose from that angle, Dod's grocers shop and Spier's the newsagents."

3.  "My sister is the little girl on the left in this photo."

4.  "I don't recognise the bairns or the policeman.  It wasn't 'Big Ginger, the Polis' (ha ha ha).  He would just let us help ourselves."

5.  "My fondest memory of the free coal was of a local character, Mrs. Wynn, shovelling it into her message bag."

6.  "Arthur Street was very steep.  There were many accidents there.  A coal lorry and a sweet lorry both 'ran away' out of control down Arthur Street."

7.  "The best laugh was watching the men with their fruit-barrows.  There were several of these being pushed around the streets, but when they came to the hill down Arthur Street, the owners had to hold on tight to the barrow handles to prevent the barrow from running away down the street.

The local children knew this, so they used to run down the street beside the barrows, pinching the fruit, and there was nothing that the owner could do about it!"

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The Scotchie

The Scotchie was the level raised area of open land in Dumbiedykes.

Arthur Street and 'The Scotchie' can also be seen on the left of this photo:

Looking down on Dumbiedykes following demolition

Only the church is still standing

Looking down on Dumbiedykes following demolition  -  mid-1960s

   Wullie Croal.  Thank you, also, to Tam Croal (Wullie's son) for providing this photo.                     Key added by Peter Stubbs

Several people have sent me their memories of 'The Scotchie'. Here are some of their comments.

 

Recollections

The Scotchie

Here are a few of the comments that I received about these photos

1.  "The Scotchie was a hill that had a level top, used for football matches."

2.  "The car in the photo of Prospect Place was my dad's car."

3.  "We played Cowboys & Indians and British & Germans on 'The Scotchie'."

4.  "We would play 'kick the can' on the Scotchie, and bonfires were lit on the brae."

5.  "The 'Scotchie' was used as a gambling area and boys were used as lookouts, in case the polis arrived. 

If they did arrive, everybody would run like hell as the gambling was illegal."

6.  "I have good hearing. If I was at the top of the brae in Arthur Street I could hear a mouse in the Parkie's Hoose.

That's why the men gambling used me as a Shottie in the Scotchie to hear and see the polis coming (ha ha ha)"

7.  "After the start of the war, they built air raid shelters on the empty space at 'The Scotchie.  After the start of the war, they built air raid shelters on the empty space at 'The Scotchie' ."

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Dumbiedykes Road

This is the road at the foot of Dumbiedykes which ran alongside Holyrood Park.

Dumbiedykes Road  -  1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Looking to the north down Dumbiedykes Roadedykes Road

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                            [Ref S1014F]

... and a few photos from people who lived in or near Dumbiedykes Road:

Pat Ramage
on the Second Balcony at 34 Dumbiedykes Road  -   around 1955

Pat Ramage on the Second Balcony at 34 Dumbiedykes Road, around 1955

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Rae, who lived at 34 Dumbiedykes Road until its demolition in the 1960s

Elizabeth Bottomley and Jean Aithie

in the snow outside outside No 42, Dumbiedykes Road

Elizabeth Bottomley and Jean Aithie on the Green outside 42 Dumbiedykes Road in the mid-1950s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Rae, who lived at 34 Dumbiedykes Road until its demolition in the 1960s

Three workers

 from William Waugh Ltd, Metal Merchants   -   late-1950s

Waugh's yard used to be in the Southside before moving to Granton.

Three workers from William Waugh, Metal Merchants, 6 and 8, Dumbiedykes Road

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Rae, daughter of Tom Aithie on the left of this picture

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St Patrick's School

St John's Hill

I'm pleased to say that after looking for several years to meet a request for a photo of St Patrick's RC school at St John's Hill, to be added to the EdinPhoto web site, two turned up together. 

Please scroll down to see these two photos, followed by two photos of the housing with balconies at St John's Square

St John's Hill - 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  St John's Hill

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                             Neg. C919F

St John's Hill  -  1960s

St Patrick's School, St John's Hill, Edinburgh

  Jack Gillon, Edinburgh                                                                                                                                                Photo taken 1960s

St John's Square, looking east - 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  St John's Square, looking east

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services
Neg.
C914C

St John's Square - 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  St John's Square  -  View of the Courtyard from the top  balcony

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                                 Neg. C914D

 

2.

ST. LEONARD'S

 

St Leonard's

ST Leonard's district lies to the south of Dumbiedykes.  It also lies next to Holyrood Park, and at one time included St Leonard's Brewery and the old railway sidings and engine shed.

St Leonard's district is in the lower portion of this map.

Incidentally, the top of this map also shows the old  industries including the breweries and gasometers that were once at Holyrood.

Holyrood (top):    Dumbiedykes (centre):    St Leonard's (bottom)

Edinburgh and Leith map, 1925  -  Dumbiedykes and St Leonard's

    For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs.      This is an extract from a map of Edinburgh & Leith by
John Bartholemew FRGS . 
The map was published in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory, 1925-26

Leckie's Coal Lorries

It was one of Leckie's coal lorries that ran out of control down Arthur Street.  Here are a couple mor of the company's lorries in the coal yard at St Leonard's.

-  A snow-covered Arthur's Seat is in the background of the first photo.

-  The lorry in the second photo has been decorated to commemorate the Coronation of King George VI in 1937.

Around 1965

Another Lorry belonging to the Hugh Leckie & Sons.
This one has been photographed in their coal yard at St Leonard's

Leckie's Coal Yard, St Loenard's, Edinburgh

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Leckie, California, USA

May 12, 1937

Another Lorry belonging to the Hugh Leckie & Sons.
This one has been decorated for the Coronation of King George VI

One of the Leckie Coal Lorries from St Leonard's Yard, decorated for the Coronation of King George VI on May 12, 1937

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Leckie, California, USA

Here is another photo taken in what used to be the railway yard at St Leonard's.  This building has now been converted into a vegetarian restaurant named 'The Engine Shed'.

St Leonard's Sidings - 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  St Leonard's Sidings

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                            [Ref R1010B]

It was Ron Leckie, son of the owner of the 'Hugh Leckie & Sons' coal merchants' business who sent me the photos of the coal lorries above.  He also sent me a photo of this local school class of barefoot children that included his father:

Milton Street School  -  Around 1895

A group of barefoot children at Milton Street School, around 1895

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Leckie, California, USA

 

Milton Street School  -  Around 1895

A group of barefoot children at Milton Street School, around 1895

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Leckie, California, USA

 

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Carnegie Street

Exterior and Interior Views

Carnegie Street

West end of the street- 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Carn egie Street, West End

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                             Neg. D924D

Inside No.35

Carnegie Street - 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Carn egie Street,Nos 26-34
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services  Neg. P997B

Inside No.35

Carnegie Street - 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Inside No 35 Carnegie Street

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services        Neg. P997A

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Forbes Street

It looks as if there would have been no problem in finding a parking space in Dumbiedykes or St Leonard's in the 1950s.

Here are a few photos of vehicles in Forbes Street, close to St Leonard's school.

Forbes Street - 1959

Dumbiedykes District  -  Forbes Street  -  1959

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                                 Neg. G939A

Forbes Street - 1959

Dumbiedykes District  -  Forbes Street  -  1959

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services  
Neg. G94
4B

Forbes Street   -   1970s

   Davie Street, Dumbiedykes, around 1963

  Photo taken by Wullie Croal and reproduced with acknowledgement also to his son, Tam Croal.

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Heriot Mount

A short street with steps leading into Holyrood Park

Clearing the Drains in Heriot Mount - 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Clearing the Drains

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services
[Ref S1014 D]

Looking down Heriot Mount

 to the steps into Holyrood Park - 1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Looking down Heriot Mount towards the steps into Holyrood Park

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Michael Lindsay and to
Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

Here is the same view taken in 2008.  The houses have gone.  The steps and crags are still there.

2008

The steps into Holyrood Park at the end of Heriot Mount.  The tenements in Heriot Mount were demolished around the 1960s.

 Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                      Photo taken:  February 26, 2008

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Heriot Mount

continued

Street Party  -  Coronation, 1953

   Heriot Mount Coronation Street Party, Dumbiedykes  -  1953

  Photo taken by Wullie Croal and reproduced with acknowledgement also to his son, Tam Croal.

 

Recollections

Coronation Party

1.   This photograph looks down from the steps into Holyrood Park towards the accordion player in the centre of Heriot Mount, with a good audience around him and bunting across the street.

Does anybody recognise any of the people in this picture?"

2.  "I, too, was at the Street Party for the Coronation.  I lived at No 6 Heriot Mount from birth in 1944 until 1961.  I was age nine at the time of the party.

I remember there being far more people there than the photo suggests.  I had never seen so many neighbours in the street before."

3.  "I remember that in the recesses at either side of the Park Steps two chairs had been done up as thrones for the two eldest residents!

One was Mrs Jolly from No.8 whom I knew quite well as my Grandparents also lived in No.8.

The other could have been Mrs MacPherson, also of No.8, but I'm not sure."

4.   "It was a great day, enjoyed by all.  Towards the end, we children had to go through the entry of No.8, to the backgreen, where we were each given fruit and sweeties (and pennies?).  We came out through the entry of No.6, back intro the street again.

We were also given Coronation Mugs and packets of Merrills at our school.  I've still got my mug."

Children at a 'Bring & Buy' Sale

What was the occasion?

Party in Holyrood Park  -  beside the entrance to Heriot Mount

   Wullie Croal.  Thank you, also, to Tam Croal (Wullie's son) for providing this photo

Adults at the 'Bring & Buy' Sale

What was the occasion?

Party in Holyrood Park  -  beside the entrance to Heriot Mount

   Wullie Croal.  Thank you, also, to Tam Croal (Wullie's son) for providing this photo

View from the Back Window

 of No 6 Heriot Mount  -  Around 1950

View from the back window of No 6 Heriot Mount  -  around 1950  -  Photograph by Wullie Croal

  Photograph reproduced with acknowledgement to Tam and Wullie Croal

A Few Photos by Wullie Croal

Several of the photos above were taken by Wullie Croal and enlarged in his darkroom at home, using an enlarger built from an old condensed milk tin and other parts.  They were sent to me by Wullie's son, Tam.

Here is a photo of Wullie and his brother taken in Holyrood Road, while they were moving house and transporting all the furniture by hand!

Wullie and Robert Croal  -  Holyrood Road  -  1950s

Photographs of the Dumbiedykes area of Edinburgh by Wullie Croal  -  1950s to 1970s

  Photograph reproduced with acknowledgement to Tam and Wullie Croal

Recollections

Fireplace

Here is a photo that Tam Croal sent me, of the fireplace at the home of his father, Wullie Croal.  The photo was taken by Wullie.

I was pleased to receive a few emails about this photo after adding it to the EdinPhoto web site:

 Wullie Croal's Fireplace

at  6 Heriot Mountt

Shoes and Boots in front of the Fireplace at Wullie Croal's house, 6 Heriot Mount, Edinburgh

  Wullie Croal.  Thank you to Tam Croal (Wullie's son) for sending this photograph to me.

 

Wullie Croal's Fireplace

Comments Received

1.  "I am one of Wullie Croal's daughters. I've just seen the photograph of our fireplace that my brother Tam sent to you.

The shoes (from left to right) belonged to:

-  my father Wullie

-  my mum May

-  my sister, June

-  myself

-  our little sister, Linda."

2.  "Every night, my dad would polish these shoes to within an inch of their lives, and mum would iron our hair ribbons, which would hang on the brass rail above the fire (just out of shot in the photo.)

Mum and dad slept in the bed recess (just left of the fireplace) while my sisters and I slept in the bedroom, which also doubled as dad's dark room.

Happy, happy days"

and memories of another fireplace nearby.

3.  "At Dumbiedykes, we all had one of these Victorian grates (fireplaces).  I remember ours well, with the gas poker and  two chairs, one either side, were one could sit and get warmed up especially in the cold winters."

This section ends with a few more photos of streets in Dumbiedykes, some taken in 1959, others taken in the 1920s.

1959

1.

Beaumont Place

Demolition of the Penny Tenement in Beaumont Place  -  1959

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                           Neg. G943A

2.

Deaconess Hospital,  Pleasance

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                          Neg. L973D

3.

St Leonard's Terrace

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  St Leonard's Terrace

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                           Neg. R1008C

4.

Public Wash House,  Simon Square

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Simon Square Public Wash House

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                          Neg. L973C

 

1920s

"Where is it?"

St Leonard's Photos

Wholeplate Negatives

and

Glass Slides

These photos are all taken from whole plate negatives and glass plates.  When I added them to the web site, only ten of the 23 locations had been identified.

Within 2 months of adding these photos to the web site, thanks to the research and help from several contributors, all except two of the locations were known.

Now, all except one of the locations are known.  All are in a small area covered by the two maps below:

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

1

St Leonard's District -  1920s

South Richmond Street

2

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Richmond Lane

3

St Leonard's District -  1920s

South Richmond Street

4

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square

5

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

6

St Leonard's District -  1920s

South Richmond Street

7

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

8

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Which street?

9

 St Leonard's District -  1920s

Dumbiedykes Road

10

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Cowan's Close

11

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

12

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

12 left

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

12 right

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Between St Patrick Street and Cowan's Close

13

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

14

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

14 left

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

14 right

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

15

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

15 left

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

16

 St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square

17

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square

18

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Dalrymple Place?

19

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Hardwell Close

20

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square
+ Gibb's Entry

21

St Leonards  -  1920s

Pleasance

22

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

22 left

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

22 centre

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

22 right

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

23

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

23 centre

 

 

South Side

western side of area

Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  South Side

Bartholemew map revised 1891, based on Ordnance Survey maps surveyed 1876-77

  Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.

St Leonard's

eastern side of area

 Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  st_leonards

1.

1920s

East Crosscauseway

St Leonard's District -  1920s  -  East Crosscauseway

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

2.

1920s

South Richmond Street

St Leonard's District -  1920s  -  South Richmond Street

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

3.

1920s

Richmond Lane

St Leonard's District -  1920s  -  Beaumont Place

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

4.

1920s

South Richmond Street

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

5.

1920s

Simon Square

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

6.

1920s

Pleasance

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

7.

1920s

South Richmond Street

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

8.

1920s

East Crosscauseway

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

9.

1920s

Rear of Carnegie Street

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

10.

1920s

Dumbiedykes Road

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

11.

1920s

Cowan's Close

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

12.

1920s

East Crosscauseway

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

zoom-in (left)

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

zoom-in (right)

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

13.

1920s

Between St Patrick's Street and Cowan's Close

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

14.

1920s

Pleasance

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

zoom-in (left)

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

zoom-in (right)

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

15.

1920s

Pleasance

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

zoom-in (left)

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

16.

1920s

East Crosscauseway

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

17.

1920s

Simon Square

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

18.

1920s

Simon Square

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

19.

1920s

Where is it?

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

20.

1920s

Hardwell Close

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

21.

1920s

Simon Square and Gibb's Entry

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

22.

1920s

Pleasance

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

zoom-in (left)

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

zoom-in (centre

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

zoom-in (right)

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

23.

1920s

East Crosscauseway

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

zoom-in (right)

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

 

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Museum of Edinburgh Talk
4 February, 2013

PAGE INDEX

0.

Introduction

Lots of photos to see.
EdinPhoto web site.

1.

Early Photography and Engravings

Talbot, Daguerre, Hill & Adamson,   Engravings.

2.

Photographic Societies

Edinburgh Calotype Club
PSS, EPS.

3.

Old Town - Houses and Streets

Dumbiedykes,
St Leonard's.

4.

Old Town - Shops and Police Boxes

Shops,  Shops and Cars,
Police Boxes.

5.

Royal Mile - Earlier Views

Festivals and Processions,
Closes,  Castle to Palace

6.

Royal Mile  -  Recent Photos  2013

Castle to Palace

7.

Panoramas

Royal Mile.
From Camera Obscura,

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh
 Web site:
www.edinphoto.org.uk

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