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18 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Meggatland to the left Craiglockhart Railway Station on the right which closed 1962.

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Radio Ga Ga

2006

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On 09/08/2019 at 22:35, Maroon Sailor said:

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Granton Road at Fraser Avenue

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See that Morrisons on Gilmerton Road what was there ?

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11 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

2006

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Niddrie Mains Road (aka Beirut).

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8 hours ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

Niddrie Mains Road (aka Beirut).

 

Its the first time I have looked at that building without having to  deal with a drunk fighting struggling man on a Friday or Saturday night. Lots of memories, like the night we drove past and there was a male on the roof chugging from a bottle. Turns out he and his brothers had B&E'd the place and he was the lookout. Saw the daughter of the same family get into a fight with a man at the St Cuthberts across the road, both drunk and she grabbed the man lifted him off his feet and threw him through the store window. Funny I worked around there for the better part of twelve years and cannot remember ever once being in that pub for anything.

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annushorribilis III
18 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Is this looking down the hill to Stockbridge?  The building in the centre was a TSB when I was a kid and I think the  church in the background is since demolished for flats. 

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3 minutes ago, annushorribilis III said:

Is this looking down the hill to Stockbridge?  The building in the centre was a TSB when I was a kid and I think the  church in the background is since demolished for flats. 

 

It is looking towards Stockbridge

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annushorribilis III
10 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

It is looking towards Stockbridge

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19 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Great Junction St?

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11 minutes ago, argyjambo said:

Great Junction St?

 

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On 08/08/2019 at 17:21, Maroon Sailor said:

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I used to live in one of the terraced villas on the left hand side, Colinton Road just approaching the mini-roundabout at Polwarth Terrace.

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On 13/08/2019 at 23:54, Maroon Sailor said:

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If I'm not mistaken, that looks like Charlotte Square, from the West corner of Princes Street

 

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RobNox
7 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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The Scott Monument and Princes St Gardens, presumably taken from the North British hotel (now Balmoral).

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RobNox
On 13/08/2019 at 23:58, Maroon Sailor said:

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That looks like Leith Walk, taken from around Elm Row.  On the right would be the corner of Montgomery Street.

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Just now, RobNox said:

 

That looks like Leith Walk, taken from around Elm Row.  On the right would be the corner of Montgomery Street.

 

I think it might be taken around Elm Row

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12 minutes ago, RobNox said:

 

The Scott Monument and Princes St Gardens, presumably taken from the North British hotel (now Balmoral).

 

It looks weird without Waverley station.

 

Must have been some engineering feat to get the line from Waverley to Haymarket

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29 minutes ago, RobNox said:

 

I used to live in one of the terraced villas on the left hand side, Colinton Road just approaching the mini-roundabout at Polwarth Terrace.

 

Pity the station building has gone. Be good to see a comparison of the present day

 

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8 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

Pity the station building has gone. Be good to see a comparison of the present day

 

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Yes, that bit is now empty, and beyond there are Cala homes that were built on the bottom of Watson's playing fields, where the tennis court was.  Makes you wonder why they demolished the station house, as it would make a cracking house in a nice location.

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2 minutes ago, RobNox said:

 

Yes, that bit is now empty, and beyond there are Cala homes that were built on the bottom of Watson's playing fields, where the tennis court was.  Makes you wonder why they demolished the station house, as it would make a cracking house in a nice location.

 

It's strange because when I posted that picture I instantly knew where it was but don't remember that Station being there. Everything to the left must look like it is today

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3 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

It's strange because when I posted that picture I instantly knew where it was but don't remember that Station being there. Everything to the left must look like it is today

 

Yes, the left hand side hasn't changed at all.  The building on the far left is a boating hut, the Union canal runs by it (which is convenient!)

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Lemongrab
8 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

Pity the station building has gone. Be good to see a comparison of the present day

 

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2 minutes ago, Lemongrab said:

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Thanks for that

 

I wonder why they decided to demolish the old Station house. Sure they could have found a use for it, like they have with that small garage over the road.  The original boat house has been replaced by a shed by the looks of that.

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Radio Ga Ga

1959

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1971

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Buccleuch  Street 1929

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Jambo-Jimbo
5 minutes ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

1959

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Arthur Place, long gone now, started to be knocked down a year after this photo was taken.

 

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Governor Tarkin
3 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

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Taken outside my local boozer.

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Maroon Sailor
32 minutes ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

Taken outside my local boozer.

 

The Kilted Pig

 

Never been in it but heard Neil Lennon used to go there

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Governor Tarkin
18 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

The Kilted Pig

 

Never been in it but heard Neil Lennon used to go there

 

Stood next to him at the urinal a couple of times.

 

There's a reason he's so angry.

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Smithee
10 minutes ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

Stood next to him at the urinal a couple of times.

 

There's a reason he's so angry.

 

Strangers keep staring at his dick?

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Governor Tarkin
3 minutes ago, Smithee said:

 

Strangers keep staring at his dick?

 

The cursory glance to the left was sufficient to slake my curiosity.  

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