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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

 

Photos and Memories of North Edinburgh

1

Introduction

Page 1

2

Newhaven

Page 2

3

Leith

Page 3

4

Granton

Page 4

5

Other Districts

Page 5

4

Photos and Memories
of North Edinburgh

Talk  to

North West Heritage Group
(Edinburgh Villages)

20 March 2014

   Postcard  -  Castle Series  -  Newhaven

 

Page 4.

Photos and Recollections of

Granton

Maps and Aerial Views

Old Engravings

Early Photos

Trams and Trains

 

 

GRANTON

Maps

 and Aerial Views

Maps and Plans

Early Plans for a Harbour at Granton

Several proposals were made in the early-19th century to build a harbour on the Duke of Buccleuch's land at Granton.

1.

Here is a proposal from 1834, not very different in design, but considerably smaller than the harbour that was actually built a few years later.

This plan also shows  proposals for railways:

-  one to the east, through a tunnel, to Leith.

-  one to the south to link with the Union Canal at Fountainbridge

 1834 Plan

One of several proposals to build a harbour at Granton

A plan of Granton Harbour, proposed in 1834

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Buccleuch Estates and to Argyll Publishing

2.

My favourite proposal was one named 'Granton Made Magnificent' (Register House Plan RHP9477) drawn up possibly around 1830.

It includes the following, all marked out on the plan:

Eastern Harbour, Western Harbour, 2 inner docks,  2 outer docks, 2 further docks.

Naval Yard with Powder Store, Naval Barracks, Naval Warehouse and Naval Hospital.

Railway Station with railways to Queensferry and Cramond, Leith and Edinburgh

Canal Basin linked to the Union Canal at Fountainbridge and a Coach Stand

Markets for Flesh, Poultry, Fish, Vegetable, Fruit, Produce and Coal.

Town Hall, Bank, Counting Houses, Custom House, Consulate Offices

Post Office, Shipping Offices, Shops and Arcade.

Bonded Warehouses, Storehouses, Timber Stores, Preserving Works and Sawmill.

Grazing Parks, Stables, Horse Bazaar and Abattoir.

Bakeries, Barmeries, Breweries, and other Manufactories

Hotels, Inns, Taverns, Coffee Houses, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Dwelling Houses

Six Lighthouses, an Ornamental Fountain with Rude Light in the centre.

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 Granton Harbour

This is a plan showing the harbour that was built at Granton.

-  The Act of Parliament to build Granton Harbour received Royal Assent from King William IV on April 21, 1837

-  Work began on building the harbour almost immediately.

-  The first part of the harbour, Middle Pier, opened on Queen Victoria's Coronation Day, June 28, 1838.

-  Queen Victoria visited the harbour on September 1, 1842.

-  This plan, shows the harbour as it was in 1937, including the slipways, jetties and wharfs.

-  The plan also shows the position of the railway lines and gives details of the cranes in use in the harbour.

 

 

A plan of Granton Harbour, proposed in 1834

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Buccleuch Estates and to Argyll Publishing

 

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Aerial Views

Here are four aerial views:, looking down on:

1.  Granton Harbour:  early-1970s

2.  Granton Harbour:  early-1970s - with key

3.  Granton Middle Pier:  Around 1978

4.  Granton Harbour, Gas Works and Housing:  2001

1.

Early-1970s

Aerial View

An aerial view of United Wire Works, off West Granton Road, SW of Granton Harbour

  Reproduced by courtesy of Scotsman Publications.   Click here for web site details.

2.

Early-1970s

Aerial View with key

  Reproduced by courtesy of Scotsman Publications.   Click here for web site details.

3.

Around
1978

Aerial View of the end of Middle Pier, Granton Harbour

Edinburgh Waterfront  -   Middle Pier  -  19 August 2002

Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Dinwoodie, Granton, Edinburgh.                       Robb & Campbell Harper Studios Ltd

 

 

GRANTON

Old Engravings

Cassel's
'Old & New Edinburgh'

Here is an engraving from Cassel's 'Old & New Edinburgh'.  It has been hand coloured Here is one of he engravings from the book.  It has been hand coloured

Published
1890

Granton Harbour

Engraving from "Old & New Edinburgh"  -  Granton Harbour  -  hand coloured

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

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Illustrated London News

1860

Railway Accident on the embankment to the east of Granton Harbour

  A railway accident between Trintiy and Granton in 1860

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

 

Illustratred London News

"On Sunday se'nnight, an accident of a melancholy nature occurred between Trinity and Granton, on the line of the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway, by which four lives were lost and five or six persons seriously injured.

The ordinary Sunday evening passenger-train leaves Edinburgh at 4.30pm.  The accident occurred to the engine and tender while they were returning to the Locomotive station at Scotland-street, after having safely conveyed the passenger-train to Granton.

There were on the engine and tender at the time of the accident six persons - namely David Mathieson, the engine-driver;  John McKenzie Mathieson, the engine driver's son, a boy of about eight years of age;  John McKenzie, a brother-in-law of the engine-driver;  Andrew Morgan, a pointsman in Scotland Street Station;  James Bolan, the stoker;  and George Dall, a railway porter.

London Illustrated News:  July 21, 1860,  p.70

 

 

GRANTON

Early Photos

Granton Harbour

This must be one of the earliest photos of Granton Harbour.  It was taken by Thomas Vernon Begbie in the late-1850s

Late-1850s

A Dredger at Granton Harbour

Granton Harbour - Dredger - Photograph by Begbie

  The Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints: City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries 

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Granton Gas Works

1903

Granton Gas Works

Granton Gas Works and Gas Works Station, Official Opening,  1903

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Proscot PR company, Leith, Edinburgh

1903

Inside Granton Gas Works

Grtanton Gas Works  -  A Figure in the Works  -  1903

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Rankin, Portobello, Edinburgh

1903

Granton Gas Works Retort House

Granton Gas Works , The Retort House  -  1903

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Rankin, Portobello, Edinburgh

1903

Granton Gas Works Station Platform

Granton Gas Works  Station, Official Opening of the Gas Works,  1903

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Proscot PR company, Leith, Edinburgh

1903

Granton Gas Works Station Footbridge

Granton Gas Works Station, Footbridge -  Official Opening of the Gas Works,  1903

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Proscot PR company, Leith, Edinburgh

1903

Granton Gas Works Opening Dinner

Granton Gas Works. Workers, Official Opening,  1903

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Proscot PR company, Leith, Edinburgh

1903

Granton Gas Works Workers

Granton Gas Works. Workers, Official Opening,  1903

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Proscot PR company, Leith, Edinburgh

1903

Granton Gas Works Gasholder and Hay Stacks

Granton Gas Works  -  Gas Holder and Hay Stacks  -  1903

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Rankin, Portobello, Edinburgh

 

 

 

GRANTON

Trams and Trains

Photo

1.

Looking west along Lower Granton Road, from near Granton Square

  Looking to the east along Lower Granton Road  -  Tram and Train

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Yuill                         Published as a postcard.  Publisher and photographer not known.

Photo

2.

Looking east along Lower Granton Road, from near Granton Square

  Looking to the east along Lower Granton Road  -  Tram and Train

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Pilton Elderly Project group that who compiled an exhibition of old photos of Granton.

Photo

3.

Looking down on Granton Square and across to Granton Harbour     -     Around 1958

Looking down on Granton Square and across to Granton Harbour  -  Photograph possibly taken around 1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Robert Grieves Collection

Photo

3.

Several people have commented on Photo 3 (above).

They have told me:

-  The closest vessel is at Lighthouse Pier.  It is 'Pharos VIII'

-  The coal conveyor can be seen on Middle Pier, with trawlers on the west side of the pier

-  The drilling rig was used by the National Coal Board between Portobello and Port Seton, and was moored in Granton Harbour in the late-1950s.

-  The taxi office and kiosk can be seen on the left in Middle Pier

-  The tramlines have gone.  The photo is probably late-1950s.

-  The locomotive is a J35, J37, J38 or J39.

-  The two boys are John Harkness (left) and Paul Lorimer (right).

-  There used to be a Post Office at Granton Square.

-  There used to be a Police Box at Granton Square, with Policeman, Big Archie.

-  The bus is a Bristol L6B with Brockhouse body, probably 764, a regular on Route 17.  I'd date the photo as 1958. 

By 1959, double deckers had taken over on Route 17.

-  The building on the far right is HMS Claverhouse where sea cadets trained.

-  The ship in the distance on the east side of Middle Pier is a  Liberian tramp steamer registered in Monrovia.  It was held up there for several months.

 

Photo

4.

Looking down on Granton Square  -  2007

Granton Square -  2007

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photograph taken March 20, 2007

Photo

4.

Photo 4 (above) was taken about 50 years later, showing:

-  The road lay-out has been re-designed.

-  The transport offices in the centre have become public conveniences.

-  New apartments have been built at the entrance to Middle Pier.

Photo

5.

Granton terminus  -  The western side of Granton Square

Lothian Buses  -  Terminus  - Granton  -  Route 47 / X47

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Photograph taken February 12, 2009

 

Photo

5.

Photo 5 (above) was taken in the winter, a couple of years later.

-  The only colour in the scene comes from the buses.  They are branded for Route 47 to Penicuik, with their red, gold and white  harlequin livery and blue roofs.

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Photos and Memories of North Edinburgh

1

Introduction

Page 1

2

Newhaven

Page 2

3

Leith

Page 3

4

Granton

Page 4

5

Other Districts

Page 5

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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