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J.T.F.Robertson
2 hours ago, Sharpie said:

Dalkeith Road at Lutton Place, in the 1939/40 era it became Stonehouses Licensed Grocer. Their son went into the Navy at start of WW2 and died in action at sea, his name is in the Book at Edinburgh Castle. Nelsons at the top of the picture, and that should be the entrance to Ushers Brewery between the Church and the Castle of Clouts. Interesting corner for my age group. Canters on the back of lorries coming out of Ushers, Band of Hope at the church, and Mrs Craigies wee shop for lemonade and sweeties next to the pub, head in the door of the Castle and boy voiced shouts of "your beers made o' water". Not only is it early in the morning when I am typing this, but the area was part of the early part of my life.

 

The licensed grocer later became "Logan and Sons". The younger son was a mate and back in the day, a big Hearts' fan.

Ushers, across the street, was my last place of employment before moving over here. I'm no connoisseur but their lager was shite!

 

 

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28 minutes ago, joondalupjambo said:

 

The Pleasance up to St Lenoards Street?

Is it not Causewayside at the junction with Preston St?

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On 09/01/2021 at 09:53, Maroon Sailor said:

Miele's Fish and Chips

 

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Not often I can add anything to this thread but this was opened by my friends grandad, Natalino Miele. 

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28 minutes ago, BarneyBattles said:


Obviously just taken yoko to the grosvenor for a pint and a pickled egg. 

Then decided it was shite so was heading round the corner to Mathers for a decent pint of heavy. 

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With the Lord Provost - ABC 1964

 

Apparently after the gig John spent the night at his cousin's house in Currie

 

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Maroon Sailor
2 minutes ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Any idea where this is Maroon Sailor?

 

Tollcross - don't know the street or the bar for that matter

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12 hours ago, Tazio said:

Then decided it was shite so was heading round the corner to Mathers for a decent pint of heavy. 

 

:D

 

Beat me to it.

 

No shopping trip into town is complete without a pit-stop at Mathers.

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1907 - Bobby's been there a long time

 

Had to look it up - 1873 his statue was put in place

 

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6 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Somewhere in West Pilton

 

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Looks like what used to be the shops at the bottom of West Pilton Rise. Halway down before you get to West pilton bank and the campuses of Pirniehall and St David's schools.

Used to be only Pirniehall when I started attending there in 1972.

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9 minutes ago, John Findlay said:

Looks like what used to be the shops at the bottom of West Pilton Rise. Halway down before you get to West pilton bank and the campuses of Pirniehall and St David's schools.

Used to be only Pirniehall when I started attending there in 1972.


looks like that to me too.

Reminds me of a shop we called Drysalters. A cross between a chemist and a hardware store.

I was sent down there on a Saturday morning to buy an Abdine my dad used regularly as a hangover cure.
 

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Just now, Sirudi said:


looks like that to me too.

Reminds me of a shop we called Drysalters. A cross between a chemist and a hardware store.

I was sent down there on a Saturday morning to buy an Abdine my dad used regularly as a hangover cure.
 

I think that was around the corner from the the newsagents and sweetie shop, nearer to West Pilton Park. The otherside nearer to Pennywell Road is where the chippy was.

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18 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Can anyone tell me what happened to the massive church in the middle of the picture ?
Looks to me like it is on the site of the commonwealth pool.

I am sure Sharpie could put me right.

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4 minutes ago, Sirudi said:


Can anyone tell me what happened to the massive church in the middle of the picture ?
Looks to me like it is on the site of the commonwealth pool.

I am sure Sharpie could put me right.

It's Nelson's print works, on the site they built the Scottish Widows monstrosity.

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21 minutes ago, Lemongrab said:

It's Nelson's print works, on the site they built the Scottish Widows monstrosity.

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Thanks for that.

What a great looking building to lose.

Borders on vandalism !

 

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20 minutes ago, Sirudi said:

Thanks for that.

What a great looking building to lose.

Borders on vandalism !

 

 

The picture above is the beginning of the end for it

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joondalupjambo
17 hours ago, argyjambo said:

Is it not Causewayside at the junction with Preston St?

Mine was a guess so you could be right, no idea where it is hence my punt.

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3 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

Tollcross - don't know the street or the bar for that matter

AS soon as you I read Tolcross think it's this boozer - which I was in once, about 40 years ago !

Hope it works (sorry , no clue how to post pics) , if not try Google maps, 105 Lauriston Place. 

 

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2 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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AS a kid, I've walked past this literally thousands of times.  Right across the street from this is the church where the memorial service for Dave Mackay was held. 

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18 hours ago, joondalupjambo said:

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

 

When it was John Watson's school I played my first ever school cricket game there on that very patch of grass.   I played for Trinity and took a wicket in my first over.  Think the batsman must have been single fish cos I was no cricketer.  

Of course it is. 

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7 minutes ago, inspector said:

At Currie? Looks very open. Could it be Riccarton in Ayrshire?

I think it's Riccarton Junction in the Borders, that would explain the train having Hawick on it.

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3 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

No idea where this is

 

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The sign on the building on the right edge could say 'Craigpark Quarry Company'.  I've seen addresses for that at Port Hamilton and Ratho, but can't find any pictures of those places which look like that photo.

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1 hour ago, NANOJAMBO said:

AS soon as you I read Tolcross think it's this boozer - which I was in once, about 40 years ago !

Hope it works (sorry , no clue how to post pics) , if not try Google maps, 105 Lauriston Place. 

 

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That looks like the right building but that shop next to it in the Google pic is making me not 100 per cent

 

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17 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

That looks like the right building but that shop next to it in the Google pic is making me not 100 per cent

 

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It looks like it's the other way round @Maroon Sailor. I think the guy in the old picture is standing down the side street on the other side of the road from your picture - by Brauhaus ??

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6 minutes ago, wentworth jambo said:

It looks like it's the other way round @Maroon Sailor. I think the guy in the old picture is standing down the side street on the other side of the road from your picture - by Brauhaus ??

 

Yeah I think you're right

 

 

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47 minutes ago, wentworth jambo said:

It looks like it's the other way round @Maroon Sailor. I think the guy in the old picture is standing down the side street on the other side of the road from your picture - by Brauhaus ??

Yeah, if you look at the lintel above the door in the original pic and then compare you can see which two clearly match. 

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