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1963

 

 

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Unimaginable parking on Princes Street now

 

 

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3fingersreid
3 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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LuckyBatistuta looking for work at tollcross ? 

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Morgan
2 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

1963

 

 

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Haven't the foggiest where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are.

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Morgan
1 hour ago, 3fingersreid said:

LuckyBatistuta looking for work at tollcross ? 

He won't get much business wearing that horrendous red and white top.  He'd be as well jumping into the taxi, or hopping onto the 17.

 

:whistling:

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logie green
7 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Haven't the foggiest where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are.

grounds of holyrood palace?

Edited by logie green
spelling mistake

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holyrood pAlace

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Morgan
Just now, logie green said:

grounds of holyrood place?

Aye, think so.  My wife just said that, actually.

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Dino Velvet
2 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Is this the university quad behind clerk street? 

And, what's going on? 

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3fingersreid
15 minutes ago, Morgan said:

He won't get much business wearing that horrendous red and white top.  He'd be as well jumping into the taxi, or hopping onto the 17.

 

:whistling:

😂😂

 

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bobsharp
1 hour ago, Dino Velvet said:

 

Is this the university quad behind clerk street? 

And, what's going on? 

 

Is that not all part of a week they had ending with the big parade and charity events.

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luckyBatistuta
3 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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George Square?

 

2 hours ago, 3fingersreid said:

LuckyBatistuta looking for work at tollcross ? 

 

1 hour ago, Morgan said:

He won't get much business wearing that horrendous red and white top.  He'd be as well jumping into the taxi, or hopping onto the 17.

 

:whistling:

 

You recognise me, huh?

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Maroon Sailor
2 hours ago, Dino Velvet said:

 

Is this the university quad behind clerk street? 

And, what's going on? 

 

32 minutes ago, bobsharp said:

 

Is that not all part of a week they had ending with the big parade and charity events.

 

It's the Rectoral Battle apparently

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4 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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A near empty Melville Street with St Marys Cathedral

Edited by dryJTlaw

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Jambothump
20 hours ago, 3fingersreid said:

This ,as has been said previously , is a brilliant thread . Got to work hard at times to work out where some pictures are taken  , but keep them coming folks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

This totally, Maroon Sailor, you are a legend, thank you for your contributions.

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15 minutes ago, dryJTlaw said:

A near empty Melville Street with St Marys Cathedral

It's amazing how majestic some of our streets & buildings look when there is little or no vehicular traffic on them. Just Imagine going back in time to see how the new town looked when it was first built. From anything I've read on the topic, Edinburgh, by todays standards, was a disease-ridden shithole before the new town was created.

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Morgan
47 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

George Square?

 

 

 

You recognise me, huh?

Unforgettable.

 

😜

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52 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Unforgettable.

 

😜

 

😮

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1961 - Princes Street Station still open

 

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Cant for the life of me remember the rag & bone/ coalman that went round Drylaw in the late 70's ?

His brother stayed opposite me in Easter Drylaw Place, anybody? Photos would be great.

 

edit Ricky Miller ??

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👀

22 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Not sure why the 22 is Part Route to Sighthill. That's where it's terminus was then

 

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It meant the bus wasn't going all the way to the destination shown , so you'd have to ask the driver how far he was going ? 

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Morgan
2 hours ago, Jambothump said:

This totally, Maroon Sailor, you are a legend, thank you for your contributions.

Seconded.

 

His best thread of last year by a mile.

 

Another cracker this year with the ‘name the players’ one.

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@Maroon Sailor ?

 

Looking for a photo of a fish wifey that was a regular on the corner of the main road heading up to Buckstone and opposite the Braidburn Park.

 

Any chance?

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luckyBatistuta
40 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Surely I can’t be the only one that tried to flick what they thought was a hair off that photograph 

 

39 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

1961 - Princes Street Station still open

 

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That’s one of the best pics of our fine city that I’ve seen on here.

 

39 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Did the hibs players all stand on that?

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45 minutes ago, NANOJAMBO said:

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It meant the bus wasn't going all the way to the destination shown , so you'd have to ask the driver how far he was going ? 

 

Why not just put up how far he was going ? i.e Stenhouse or Saughton Mains 

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Hook
1 minute ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Dalry baths?

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luckyBatistuta
1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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1 hour ago, Hook said:

Dalry baths?

 

Broughton Place I think

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1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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‘Top of St Bernard’s Crescent

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3 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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 A perfect example of the ladies of the time, the vast majority would not have been seen on Princes Street without being dressed for the occasion. And the street and the stores had class that deserved it.

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Jambothump
7 hours ago, argyjambo said:

It's amazing how majestic some of our streets & buildings look when there is little or no vehicular traffic on them. Just Imagine going back in time to see how the new town looked when it was first built. From anything I've read on the topic, Edinburgh, by todays standards, was a disease-ridden shithole before the new town was created.

Henry Duncan Littlejohn did much in the 1850's to try to clean Edinburgh of disease and pestilence. 

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7 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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I like these pics. Both of the meadows 

 

top one the hospital 

bottom one bowling green at Tollcross end 

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Hook
6 hours ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

 

Broughton Place I think

Spot on LB.

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Maroon Sailor
7 hours ago, bobsharp said:

 A perfect example of the ladies of the time, the vast majority would not have been seen on Princes Street without being dressed for the occasion. And the street and the stores had class that deserved it.

 

Do you know who she is ?

 

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She's mentioned in a Peter Sarstedt song 

 

 

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Mid 50's

 

Was it just boys that wore school uniform then ?

 

The boy is holding Listen with Mother ??

 

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The Real Maroonblood
7 hours ago, bobsharp said:

 A perfect example of the ladies of the time, the vast majority would not have been seen on Princes Street without being dressed for the occasion. And the street and the stores had class that deserved it.

It’s very nice to see that.

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