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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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Photos and Memories of Edinburgh

1

Introduction

Page 1

2

Newhaven

Page 2

3

Leith

Page 3

4

Granton

Page 4

5

Edinburgh

Page 5

3.

Photos and Memories of Edinburgh

Talk  to

Newhaven Community

History Group

19 November  2013

Postcard  -  Castle Series  -  Newhaven ©

 

 

LEITH

Maps
 
and Aerial Views

1693

NOTE:  South is at the top on this map

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Map of Leith

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

1804

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

Engraving from Old & New Edinburgh - published 1890

1840

This map by WH Lizars appeared in the Letter Carriers' Directory, 1840-41.

Map of Leith  -  1840

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

1860

This map by W & AK Johnston appeared in  the Letter Carriers' Directory, 1860-61.

Map of Leith  -  1860

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

1870

     Extract from a map in the Post Office Directory, 1870-71.

Map of Edinburgh and Leith. 1870  -  Central Edinburgh Section

©  For permission to reproduce please contact  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk 
     E
xtract from a map in the Post Office Directory, 1870-71.

1917

 This map by James Bartholomew appeared in the Post Office Directory, 1917-18.

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

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Aerial Views

1989

Prince of Wales Dock and Victoria Dock

Photographs by Peter Stubbs  - Leith Docks  -  View from above  -  1989

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                               Photo taken 8 November 1989

1989

Albert Dock  -  Imperial Dock  -  Water of Leith  -  Prince of Wales Dock  -  Victoria Dock

Photographs by Peter Stubbs  - Leith Docks  -  View from above  -  1989

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                  Photo taken 8 November 1989

2001

  ©  Copyright: XYZ Digital Map Company LimitedClick here for details of web site.

2001

zoom-in

Aerial view of Leith Docks  -  2001  -  with key

©  Copyright: XYZ Digital Map Company Limited Click here for details of web site.

2001

key added

Aerial view of Leith Docks  -  2001  -  with key

©  Copyright: XYZ Digital Map Company Limited Click here for details of web site.

2001

dates added

Aerial view of Leith Docks  -  2001  -  with dates

©  Copyright: XYZ Digital Map Company Limited Click here for details of web site.

 

 

LEITH

Old Engravings

Modern Athens

Published 1829

Leith Harbour from the Pier

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Leith Harbour

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Exchange Buildings  -  Leith

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Exchange Buildings at Leith

Leith Harbour  -  Signal Tower

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Signal Tower at Leith Harbour

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Leith Town Hall

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Leith Town Hall

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Leith Custom House

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Custom House at Leith

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

 

Old & New Edinburgh

Published  c.1890

Leith Streets

Kirkgate

Engraving from 'Old & New  Edinburgh'  -  Kirkgate, Leith

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

Sheriff Brae

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Sheriff Brae, Leith

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

Leith Buildings

Leith  -  The Exchange Buildings

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Exchange Buildings, Leith

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

Leith  -   Custom House

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Custom House, Leith

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

Leith Shipping

Leith Harbour  -  about 1700

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Harbour

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

Leith Pier  -  from the west  -  1775

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Pier

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

Pier and Harbour  -  1798

Engraving from "Old & New Edinburgh"  -  Leith Pier and Harbour  -   hand coloured

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

Entrance to Leith Harbour  -  1826

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Harbour Entrance

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

Leith Harbour  -  1829

Engraving in Old & New Edinburgh  -  Leith Harbour

©  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk    [Source: Old & New Edin

The Shore

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Shore

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

Signal Tower

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Harbour

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

Edinburgh Dock

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Edinburgh Dock, Leith

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

East and West Piers

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith East and West Piers  -  hand coloured

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

Leith Churches

St James Episcopalian Church

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  St James Episcopalian Church

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

St Ninian's Church

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith  -  St Ninian's Church

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

St Ninian's Churchyard

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  St Ninian's Churchyard, Leith

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

South Leith Church  -  1820

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  South Leith Church  -  1817

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

South Leith Church  -  1882

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  South Leith Church  -  1882

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

Leith Recreation

Leith High School

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith High School

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

Golf on Leith Links

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Links

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

 

 

 

LEITH

Old Photos

The first six photos below are all taken from stereo views by Thomas Vernon Begbie.  These photos would have been taken around the late-1850s

Late-1850s

Leith Shore
The landing place for King George IV on his 1822 visit

Leith Shore - Stereoscopic View by Begbie

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

Leith Shore
The landing place for King George IV on his 1822 visit

Leith Shore and Ship - Photograph by Begbie

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

Late-1850s

Leith Inner Harbour
with the barque Neptune

Leith Inner Harbour - Stereoscopic View by Begbie

©

Leith Inner Harbour
with the barque Neptune

Leith Inner Harbour  -  Photograph by Begbie

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

Late-1850s

Leith Harbour
with timber cantilever bridge in the background

Leith Harbour - Photograph by Begbie

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

Late-1850s

Leith Inner Harbour
with flat-bottom boats, looking towards the sea

Leith Inner Harbour - Photograph by Begbie

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

Late-1850s

Leith Harbour
with timber cantilever bridge in the background

Leith Harbour - Photograph by Begbie

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

Late-1850s

Leith  -  St Ninian's Wharf
with the Parish Church of North Leith

Leith - St Ninian's Wharf - Photograph by Begbie

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

1889

Great Dock Strike  -  Protest on the streets of Leith  -  1889

 Great Dock Strike  -  Protest on the streets of Leith  -  1889

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

... and here are some photos taken about 3 decades later:

1889

Leith Docks Demonstration - The Shore, Leith, 1913

 Leith Dockers' Demonstration  -  The Shore, Leith, 1913

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

Late-19th Century

Paddle Steamer and Swing Bridge at Leith Docks

Alex Ayton Glass Plate  -  Leith  -  Paddle Steamer and Swing Bridge

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Mottram, Montrose, Angus, Scotland

Late-19th Century

Paddle Steamer at Leith Docks

Alex Ayton Glass Plate  -  Leith  -  Paddle Steamer

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Mottram, Montrose, Angus, Scotland

Late-19th Century

Ships at The Shore, Leith

Alex Ayton Glass Plate  -  Leith  -  Ships at the Shore

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Mottram, Montrose, Angus, Scotland

Late-19th Century

The Shore, Leith

Alex Ayton Glass Plate  -  Leith  - Seamen's Home and  Ships at the Shore

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Mottram, Montrose, Angus, Scotland

Around 1910

Lower Drawbridge

Removed March 1910

Lower Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  Removed 1910

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Around 1910

Water Street

Demolished 1912

Water Street, between Bowie's Close and Burgess Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1912

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Around 1910

Water Street

Demolished 1912

Water Street, between Bowie's Close and Burgess Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1912

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Around 1910

Buildings demolished 1914

JCJ Kirk's Hairdressing Rooms, Green Jenny's Close, Giles Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1914

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

Around 1910

Assembly Rooms

Railings removed 1910

Assembly Rooms, Constitution Street, Leith  -  Railings removed 1910

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

Around 1910

Demolished 1915

27 Sheriff Brae, Leith,hole in footway -  1910

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

Around 1910

Demolished 1915

Upper Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at Sandport Place, Leith  -  1910

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Around 1910

Giles Street

Buildings demolished 1914

Giles Street, Leith  -  Buildings demolished 1914

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

Around 1910

Leith whalers, working for Salvesen in the South Atlantic

 Leith whalers, working for Salvesen in the South Atlantic, around 1910

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

1914

Opening of the Tennis Courts at Leith Links

Opening of the Tennis Courts at Leith Links  - 1914

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

Around 1920

Sheepshead Wynd

Sheepshead Wynd, Leith, Around 1920

©   Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart and to others mentioned in the acknowledgement below.

Around 1920

Sheepshead Wynd

zoom-in

Sheepshead Wynd, Leith, Around 1920

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart and to others mentioned in the acknowledgement below.

Around 1920

Around 1920

George Street and St Andrew's Wynd, Leith, Around 1920

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart and to others mentioned in the acknowledgement below.

Around 1920

zoom-in

George Street and St Andrew's Wynd Leith, Around 1920

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart and to others mentioned in the acknowledgement below.

Around 1920

Cabyheads, Leith, Around 1920

©   Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart and to others mentioned in the acknowledgement below.

zoom-in

Cabyheads, Leith, Around 1920

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart and to others mentioned in the acknowledgement below.

 

LEITH

Photo Comparisons

1910 and 2010

1.

Lower Drawbridge

Removed March 1910

Lower Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  Removed 1910

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Site of Lower Drawbridge  -  2005

Loking to the north from the bridge over the Water of Leith at Bernard Street, towards the site of the Lower Drawbridge and Leith Docks

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                          Photo taken: October 31, 2005

2.

Upper Drawbridge, Leith  -  1910

Upper Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at Sandport Place, Leith  -  1910

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Sandport Place Bridge, Leith  -  2011

Looking NW across the bridge at Sandport Place towards Ronadson's Wharf  -  2011

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photo taken:  January 21, 2011

3.

Upper Drawbridge, Leith   1910

Upper Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at Sandport Place, Leith  -  2010Lower Drawbridge over the Water of Laith at The Shore, Leith  -  Removed 1910

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Sandport Place Bridge, Leith  -  2011

Looking NW across the bridge at Sandport Place towards Ronadson's Wharf  -  2011

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                            Photo taken:  January 21, 2011

4.

Junction Bridge  -  Bridge Widening - 1910

Junction Bridge, Leith  -  Road Widening  -  1909

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Junction Bridge  -  2011

Great Junction Street  -  Bridge over the old railway.  Looking NW, 2011

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photo taken:  January 21, 2011

5.

Junction Bridge   -  Bridge Widening  -  1909

Junction Road Station -  1909

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Junction Bridge  -  2011

The site of Junction Road Station and the bridge under Great Junction Street  -  2011

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photo taken:  January 21, 2011

6.

Buildings demolished 1914

JCJ Kirk's Hairdressing Rooms, Green Jenny's Close, Giles Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1914

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Site of Jenny Green's Close  -  2011

Car park and Yardheads School, now converted to housing.  The car park in the foreground is where the hairdresser at the corner of Green Jenny's Close and Giles Street once stood.

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photo taken:  January 21, 2011

 

7.

The corner of St Andrew Street (on the left) and Sheriff Brae (on the right)

Demolished 1915

The corner of Sheriff Brae and St Andrew Street at Coalhill, Leith  -  Demolished 1915

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

The corner of Parliament Street (on the left) and Sheriff Brae (on the right)

2011

The corner of Parliament Street (formerly St Andrew Street) and Sheriff Brae

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photo taken:  January 25, 2011

8.

Sheriff Brae

Demolished 1915

The corner of Sheriff Brae and St Andrew Street at Coalhill, Leith  -  Demolished 1915

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Sheriff Brae

2011

The corner of Parliament Street (formerly St Andrew Street) and Sheriff Brae

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photo taken:  January 25, 2011

 

 

LEITH

Recent Photos

'Edinburgh at Work'

Crabbie's Green Ginger

Great Junction Street

Crabbie's Green Ginger had a brewery and bottling plant in Great Junction Street.

These have now closed:

-  The Brewery has been converted to housing

-  The Bottling Plant has been demolished

Here is how the buildings looked in earlier days!

Looking to the SE along Great Junction Street and past Crabbies

Edinburgh at Work  -  Crabbies Green Ginger, Great Junction Street, Leith

©  Copyright: Reproduced with acknowledgement to Crabbies, Leith, formerly the makers of Crabbies Green Ginger wine                                                                                       Photograph taken, perhaps  early 1900s

Looking to the north across Great Junction Street towards Crabbies

Edinburgh at Work  -  Crabbies Green Ginger, Great Junction Street, Leith

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken April 4, 1993

Raisins in the Tank

Edinburgh at Work  -  Crabbies Green Ginger, Great Junction Street, Leith

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken May 6, 1992

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Anderson's Cooperage

in sheds on the south side of Edinburgh Dock, Leith

At one time, Leith had a large cooperage industry, but by the time I came to take my photos of 'Edinburgh at Work' in the 1990s, only two small firms had survived  -  and not for much longer:

-  One was near Maritime Street

-  The other was in one of the sheds beside Edinburgh Dck.

Anderson's Cooperage  -   Edinburgh Dock, Leith  -   1992

Edinburgh at Work  -  Anderson's Cooperage  -  Leith Docks, 1992

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                 Photograph taken 14 October 1992

Anderson's Cooperage  -  Barrels and Straw  -   1992

Edinburgh at Work  -  Anderson's Cooperage  -  Leith Docks, 1992

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                      Photograph taken 27 August 1992

Anderson's Cooperage  -  Black cat in the Cooperage  -   1992

Edinburgh at Work  -  Anderson's Cooperage  -  Leith Docks, 1993

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                   Photograph taken 28 January 1993

Anderson's Cooperage  -  Cooper in the Cooperage  -   1992

 Edinburgh at Work  -  Anderson's Cooperage  -  Leith Docks, 1992

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                              Photograph taken 27 August 1992

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Drysdale

Tea and Coffee

 Fountainbridge

During the 1990s, Drysdale Tea & Coffee Manufacturers underwent several change of both:

Ownership:  Drysdale THEN Brodie Hamilton Melrose  NOW  Brodie's.

Location:     Fountainbridge THEN Constitution Street THEN Dock Street NOW Musselburgh.

 

Drysdale  -  Grove Street Premises, Fountainbridge  -  1991

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken October 25, 1991

Drysdale  -  Newly Roasted Coffee Beans  -  1991

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken October 25, 1991

Drysdale  -  Newly Roasted Coffee Beans  -  1991

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photograph taken October 25, 1991

Brodie Hamilton Melrose

Tea and Coffee, Constitution Street, Leith

Brodie Hamilton Melrose  -  The Coffee Roaster  -  1992

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken January 20, 1992

Brodie Hamilton Melrose  -  The Scales  -  1992

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photograph taken January 20, 1992

Brodie Hamilton Melrose  -  Tea Sacks  -  1992

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photograph taken January 20, 1992

Brodies

Tea and Coffee, Dock Street, Leith

Brodies occupied these premises around 1993 until July 2002    -    Photo taken 1994

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photograph taken September 23, 1994

Brodies  -  Newly roasted coffee beans  -  1994

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photograph taken September 23, 1994

Brodies   -  Coffee grinders  -  1994

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken August 18, 1994

Brodies   -  Coffee Beans  -  1994

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

© Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken August 18, 1994

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SAI
Scottish Agricultural Industries, subsidiary of ICI

Chemical plant at Leith Docks

FERTILISERS

AND OTHER CHEMICALS

SAI Plant and railway at  Leith Docks  -  1991

 Edinburgh at Work  -  SAI  -  Leith Docks

©  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                   Photograph taken September 6, 1991

SAI  -  Spheres for storing ammonia at  Leith Docks  -  1991

 Edinburgh at Work  -  SAI  -  Leith Docks

©  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken July 14, 1991

SAI  -  Nitric Acid plant at  Leith Docks  -  1991

 Edinburgh at Work  -  SAI  -  Leith Docks

©  Peter Stubbs.    Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                          Photograph taken July 3, 1991

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Craig & Rose

Leith Walk

PAINT

INCLUDING PAINT FOR THE  FORTH BRIDGE

Craig & Rose  -  Filling Paint Tins  -  1992

Edinburgh at Work  -  Crabbies Green Ginger, Great Junction Street, Leith

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken April 2, 1992

Craig & Rose  -  Machine for mixing paint for the Forth Bridge  -  1991

Edinburgh at Work  -  Crabbies Green Ginger, Great Junction Street, Leith

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken April 2, 1992

Craig & Rose Yard, Leith Walk

Edinburgh at Work  -  Crabbies Green Ginger, Great Junction Street, Leith

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken April 29, 1991

 

 

LEITH

Recent Photos

Leith Harbour

View from the west - from Granton Harbour

Leith Harbour from Granton Breakwater  -  with key

© Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photograph taken at 18 July 2004

This memorial to sailors was erected in 2010 in front of the Malmaison Hotel, close to the old Tower Street entrance to Leith Docks, now an entrance to the docks for pedestrians.

Looking north towards Tower Place and Leith Docks

 Merchant Navy Memorial, The Shore, Tower Place -  November 2010

©   Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photo taken; November 19, 2010

Scottish Government Office, Leith Docks    -  Built 1993-96  -  Photographed 2006

Scottish Government Office  -  Victoria Quay, Leith  -  September 2007

© Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                        Photograph taken on November 15, 2007

Scottish Government Office, Victoria  Quay, Leith Docks    -  Built 1993-96  -  Photographed 2006

The Scottish Executive Office, Victoria Quay, Leith Docks  -  Photographed 2006

© Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                       Photograph taken on June 27 2006, 8.43pm

Cranes beside Albert Dock, Leith, close to Cascades restaurant and casino at the Constitution Street entrance to Leith Docks  -  2005

Leith Docks  -  Cranes at Albert Docks close to Cascades casino, restaurant and bars, near the Constitution Street entrance to the docks.

© Copyright:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo taken 20 September 2005

The Ark Royal moored at Leith Docks  -  1992

 The Ark Royal at Leith Docks 

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph taken 12 June 1992

British Antarctic Survey Ships 'RMS James Clark Ross' and 'HMS Endurance' moored at Leith Western Harbour   -   2006

British Antarctic Survey Vessels  -  RMS James Clark Ross and HMS Endurance at Leith Western Harbour  -  June 2006

©  Peter Stubbs.   Photograph taken:  January 19, 2006,  5.19pm

Northern Lighthouse Board vessel, 'Pharos IX' moored in front of the Royal Yacht 'Britannia' beside Ocean Terminal, Leith  -  2006

The Royal Yacht Britannia and the Northern Lighthouse Board ship, Pharos IX, moored in Leith Western Harbour beside Ocean Terminal  © Copyright:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                Photo taken from Ocean Terminal  August 14, 2006

Cruise Ship 'Europa' at Leith Western Harbour  -  2006

The cruise liner, Europa at Leith Western Harbour

© Copyright:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo taken from Ocean Terminal  June 28, 2006

Cows at Leith Docks  -  awaiting transport by road, 3 miles to Edinburgh  -  2006

Ready for transport to Edinburgh Cow Parade  -  2006

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                   Photograph taken May 10, 2006:  7.18pm

Alexandra Dry Dock, Leith  -  1992

 Leith Docks - Alexandra Dry Dock

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                             Photograph taken i June 1992

 

 

LEITH

Recent Paintings

Jim Tait

Here is a painting by Jim Tait of MV St Ninian, the ship that plied between Leith and Shetland from the 1950s to the 1970s.

This is one of Jim's many oil paintings of shipping.

MV St Ninian

One of a series of paintings of harbours around Edinburgh by 'The Leith Artist', Frank Forsgard Manclark  -  Leith Harbour

©  Jim Tait, Shetland

Frank F Manclark SLM

Here are 5 paintings of Leith by Frank Forsgard Manclark, 'The Leith Artist'.

The first of these paintings is of the Moracen family on Leith Sands, with the Martello Tower in the background. 

It was painted from a photograph taken in 1936.

Leith Sands and the Martello Tower

Painting by Frank Forsgard Manclark, 'The Leith Artist'   -   Leith Sands and the Martello Tower

©   Frank Forsgard Manclark, Edinburgh.        With acknowledgement to Frank Manclark and Joe Moracen.

The next 4 paintings are also by Frank F Manclark.

They have also been reproduced for sale as posters:

Leith Harbour

One of a series of paintings of harbours around Edinburgh by 'The Leith Artist', Frank Forsgard Manclark  -  Leith Harbour

©   Frank Forsgard Manclark, Edinburgh

The Shore,  Leith

Painting by Frank Forsgard Manclark, 'The Leith Artist'   -   Leith, The Shore

©   Frank Forsgard Manclark, Edinburgh.

Jazz at Noble's Bar,  Leith

Painting by Frank Forsgard Manclark, 'The Leith Artist'   -   Romantic Edinburgh

©   Frank Forsgard Manclark, Edinburgh.

Evening at The Shore,  Leith

Painting by Frank Forsgard Manclark, 'The Leith Artist'   -   Evening at The Shore, Leith

©   Frank Forsgard Manclark, Edinburgh.

The Leith Chanter at Tolbooth Wynd,  Leith

Painting by Frank Forsgard Manclark, 'The Leith Artist'   -   The Leith Chanter at Tolbooth Wynd

©   Frank Forsgard Manclark, Edinburgh.

 

 

LEITH

A few extracts from

Recollections

1.

Olympic Games

"We played in the piggery, a colloquial name for a large stretch of waste land in Ballantyne Place, so called because in days gone bye, this area was probably used to keep farm livestock

This was another safe area. In summer, we held our own Olympic Games there, competing with our neighbours from Bowling Green Street (when we were not fighting with them).

We used:

any piece of brick or wood lying about for makeshift hurdles and high jumps from .

railing spikes as javelins

roof slates as the discus and

big Yawkers (large stones) for the shot-put.

Track events were marked out on hard compacted earth.  We we used bows and arrows made from bamboo sticks with the arrows tipped with tar. The Bamboo was bought from the victual dealers in Junction Street."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  March 18, 2010

2.

Axes and Fire Cans

"As kids brought up in the 1940s. There was no end to our imagination or improvisation.  I remember the kids having seen a movie about the stone age, circa 1940, 'One Million Years BC', starring Victor Mature.

Influenced by what we saw in this movie, we purloined slates from any building we could safely climb and used these, tied to a stick to make a stone-age axe, emulating the film.

An old Tate & Lyle syrup tin would come in handy. We attached a long piece of wire to this for a handle, to create a fire can. This was filled with a few very tiny sticks, pieces of old linoleum lying about, or any other anything small but combustible.

We would then light the fire can, then swing it about our heads to stimulate the wee fire inside.  In the dark evenings, you would see the sparks fly.  Where we got this idea from has been lost in time.  It was like the religious ritual that some South American natives do to ward off evil spirits."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  March 18, 2010

3.

Swings

"Playing on the swings in the local Keddie Park, off Ferry Road, was another way to pass the time on a warm summer’s day.  We did 'broncos' - standing on the swing and making it go as high as you could, then jumping off.  Many a bang on the head was received if you did not clear the swing fast enough.

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  March 18, 2010

4.

Capitol Picture House

"The Capitol Picture House in Manderston Street, Leith, must have be one of the few, if not the only one, having a railway line pass right over it.

Thinking back to the 1940s, I'm sure we could hear the rumble as the train passed over.

I hope others can remember this."

Alan Sinclair, Squamish, British Columbia, Canada:  January 10, 2008

5.

The Cappi Club

"The Cappi Club was the Saturday morning kids' cinema matinee, with its own song that the kids sang.  On their birthday, each child received a card giving them free admission.

"These were the austere days when all cinemas were closed on a Sunday and there was literally no entertainment anywhere other than The Capitol, and perhaps something similar happening at the Regent cinema at Abbeyhill."

Frank Ferri, Leith, Edinburgh: February 22, 2011

6.

Kerby

"We played Kerby in Fort Place.  One kid would stand on the opposite pavement, and would throw a football at the kerb, hoping it would bounce back to them.  If not, the other person got their turn!

You can't really play it nowadays as there are too many parked cars, and too much traffic :-(  .

While sitting, waiting my turn to play (we only had one ball!!)  I used to enjoy cleaning in between the cobbles on the road with an ice lolly stick!"

Annie (née Richardson), Edinburgh:  March 16, 2009

7.

Play

"I stayed in Fort Place, Leith from 1940 to 1965.

-   We played Bows and Arrows.

-   Kites.

-   Girds, rolling a metal wheel around the street.

-  Marbles, kneeling on our hands, then up the dirty gutters, in short trousers, it's a wonder we never ended up in hospital. 

-  We played in the bombed buildings in George Street, looking for money.  There was no 'health and safety' then.  Did we ever find any money?  Sad to say, not a penny, but great fun!"

John Carson, Edinburgh:  February 27, 2013

8.

Digs

"It was early January 1948 before I got fixed up with digs from a Mrs Brown in Admiralty Street.  But the winter  was a severe one.  It was so cold that I invested in heavy underwear.

In the house, I had to study in the kitchen/living room, as my room, even after I obtained a small electric fire on paying an extra five bob, was perishing.

I slept on the bed settee in the sitting room with more clothes on than I wore during the day.  I also piled everything I could on the bed, chair backs and even a rug, but still froze.

Another problem was the social life which went on in the kitchen, and which made study almost impossible.  On my very first evening, they had visitors in and I went to the Sailors' Home to study.

There was another boarder called Charlie Thompson.  On my second night, he, the Browns and another woman, played cards with the radio on.  It was an impossible situation, so I gave Mrs Brown £2 and told her I was leaving because of the cold."

Leaving Leith

"I left with a great affection for Leith where I had met much kindness and where, on the very day I left the College with my brand new 1st Class PMG in my pocket, I got a friendly wave from Mr Brown who happened to be passing with his horse and cart."

Ian M Malcolm:  St Andrews, Fife, Scotland:  January 24, 2010

9.

Peanuts

"I also remember, once in Leith docks going up to a big shed which was full of peanuts,  shaking the doors and getting some nuts come out through a little gap at bottom.

I thick there was a thing called the 'Ground Nut Scheme'."

John Ross, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England:  July 26, 2007

10.

Swans

"Isn't it funny the memories that stick with us all our lives?

In the 1940s, as a child, I lived in Middlesburgh and my grandmother lived at 5 Stanley Place, off London Road, Edinburgh.  Whenever we visited her, we hoped that she'd take us to Leith Docks in order to feed the swans that so gracefully gathered there.

I had never seen a swan before.  Just feeding them with bits of bread was quite an experience for a small child. Somehow, I gained the impression that swans were Scots birds, native to Scotland, and of course not found elsewhere in the British Isles.

Leith docks always seemed to me as the best sort of place to live if I was a swan of good taste."

Bob Wilson, Leeds, West Yorkshire:  July 19, 2010

11.

Wild Cat at Fairley's

"My big brother, Tam, told me of the puma.  I thought he was joking but it was true.  The bar was definitely Fairley’s.  It was opposite The Jungle (The Kings Wark Pub) in Leith.

The puma was in a cage to the right of the bar.  He hissed and spat at the customers all night.   What a beast!  I felt sorry for him as he should not have been there."

Eric Gold, East End, London:  May 25 + 29, 2008

12.

Wild Cat at Fairley's

"Yes indeed, the eccentric owner of Fairley's did have a puma during the pub's Go-Go dancing era of the 1970s (which was all the rage then).  I believe the Police were not amused so it had to be removed

Incidentally, that area of pub life on the Shore at Leith, was once known as the Barbary Coast (after a similar 'Red Light' nautical district in San Francisco) and/or The Jungle, a name that the old King's Wark pub acquired for many years."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  June 10, 2008

13.

Our Wireless

"Popular brands of the old acid-battery-powered wireless (radio) were Phillips, Baird and Bush

The accumulator (battery) was made of thick glass, with a wire carrying handle, and it’s internal components were much the same as that found in a car battery

When the battery had run out of power, I was sent to carry this heavy acid-filled container, with the wire grip cutting into my fingers and awkwardly holding it away from my body so as not to burn myself with any acid leakage, to the wee cobbler's shop situated in a basement area at the top Bangor Road.

I think his name was Frame. He charged six pence for a half- charge and nine pence for a full charge."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  May 5, 2008

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