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3fingersreid
On 20/02/2021 at 23:13, Radio Ga Ga said:

1967 looking South from Princess Margaret Rose Hospital 

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The group of tress look like what was the T wood on lothianburn golf course . Had a couple of cartilage ops in the PMR in the early 1990’s 

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St James Place before demolition to make way for the shopping centre. 

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2 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

St James Place before demolition to make way for the shopping centre. 

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Is that taken at Elder street ? 

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On 24/02/2021 at 14:15, Radio Ga Ga said:

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Don’t know why but I think the shops with awnings just look so much better 

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Radio Ga Ga
40 minutes ago, 3fingersreid said:

Is that taken at Elder street ? 

From Little King Street

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6 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

From Little King Street

Cheers 👍🏻

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Lone Striker
On 17/02/2021 at 19:32, Radio Ga Ga said:

1985, anyone know when St Cuthberts stopped using horses?

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That's a great photo !!   The cars on the left hand side  look like 1980s models - whereas the one on the extreme right  (Ford Anglia ?) look 1960's.

 

The photo brought back memories from the 1960's when I was just a young lad.  We used to have TWO different dairy companies come round in  horse-drawn carts - one was St. Cuthberts, the other was Edinburgh & Dumfriesshire Dairies.   A sort of "milk wars" scenario - the horses were lovely though, very calm and obedient despite the clattering of bottles.   

 

Quite surprising to learn that the last St. Cuthbert's horse was still working as late as 1985.  

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1 hour ago, Lone Striker said:

That's a great photo !!   The cars on the left hand side  look like 1980s models - whereas the one on the extreme right  (Ford Anglia ?) look 1960's.

 

The photo brought back memories from the 1960's when I was just a young lad.  We used to have TWO different dairy companies come round in  horse-drawn carts - one was St. Cuthberts, the other was Edinburgh & Dumfriesshire Dairies.   A sort of "milk wars" scenario - the horses were lovely though, very calm and obedient despite the clattering of bottles.   

 

Quite surprising to learn that the last St. Cuthbert's horse was still working as late as 1985.  

 

Oh aye, I used to drive into Duff Street (off Dalry) from Blackburn and often got held up in Gorgie wi the hay eating feckers.

 

E and D had a depot in Blackburn with the 3 wheeled electric carts, terrible things for coupin

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Lone Striker
6 hours ago, FinnBarr Saunders said:

 

Oh aye, I used to drive into Duff Street (off Dalry) from Blackburn and often got held up in Gorgie wi the hay eating feckers.

 

E and D had a depot in Blackburn with the 3 wheeled electric carts, terrible things for coupin

Interesting you mention the electric milk floats - I was trying to remember how the milk wars ended. I think the "Dummy" switched to them first and started delivering cream and yoghurt too (very posh !!) - it meant they could deliver while it was still dark outside without making much noise and get round more houses  per hour than the horse carts.   

 

The "Dummy" had some shops too.

 

The horse carts usually had 2 people - a "driver" and a delivery boy. Must have been hard work howfing bottles of milk to houses and flats as fast as you could - ideal fitness training for Sean Connery around Fountainbridge !!    His driver became famous too - Alex Kitson, union leader and proud Jambo (on the 500 club committee too).   

 

Didn't St. Cuthberts eventually become Scotmid ?   I'm guessing that the "Dummy" merged or was swallowed up by larger UK dairy companies - possibly Associated Dairies, which eventually morphed into Asda.

 

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Radio Ga Ga
36 minutes ago, Lone Striker said:

Interesting you mention the electric milk floats - I was trying to remember how the milk wars ended. I think the "Dummy" switched to them first and started delivering cream and yoghurt too (very posh !!) - it meant they could deliver while it was still dark outside without making much noise and get round more houses  per hour than the horse carts.   

 

The "Dummy" had some shops too.

 

The horse carts usually had 2 people - a "driver" and a delivery boy. Must have been hard work howfing bottles of milk to houses and flats as fast as you could - ideal fitness training for Sean Connery around Fountainbridge !!    His driver became famous too - Alex Kitson, union leader and proud Jambo (on the 500 club committee too).   

 

Didn't St. Cuthberts eventually become Scotmid ?   I'm guessing that the "Dummy" merged or was swallowed up by larger UK dairy companies - possibly Associated Dairies, which eventually morphed into Asda.

 

If memory serves me correct (as an ex Dummy milk boy) there was a third dairy competing for business, think they had their depot just off Quality Street in Davidson Mains??

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10 minutes ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

If memory serves me correct (as an ex Dummy milk boy) there was a third dairy competing for business, think they had their depot just off Quality Street in Davidson Mains??

Logan & Forrest Dairy?

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Radio Ga Ga
3 minutes ago, Jambo314 said:

Logan & Forrest Dairy?

That’s the one, they were tiny in comparison to the Dummy and St Cuthberts, Cheers for confirming 

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Maroon Sailor
On 23/02/2021 at 19:44, 3fingersreid said:

The group of tress look like what was the T wood on lothianburn golf course . Had a couple of cartilage ops in the PMR in the early 1990’s 

 

That seemed to be a hospital for the Scotland Rugby team in the early 90's. 

 

Saw Gavin Hastings and Gregor Townsend in the physio department on different occasions I was there.

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2 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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What is now Fountain park ,Hampton  Hilton hotel and flats ?

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Jambo-Jimbo
On 24/02/2021 at 17:15, Janbo1874 said:

Cowgate

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It always shocks me to see the number of kids in bare feet in a lot of these old photos.

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Lone Striker
4 hours ago, Jambo314 said:

Logan & Forrest Dairy?

Well remembered, sir.  :notworthy::omg:  I think my Mum started getting deliveries from them after the Dummy closed/stopped.

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Off Springvalley Gardens, Morningside. 

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On 17/02/2021 at 07:02, 3fingersreid said:

what was the name of the gay bar that was on Broughton street where the restaurant Treacle currently is ? 
For some reason my daughters pal has asked me to find out , can’t say I’ve a clue as to what it’ was called , hopefully someone can help . 

 

Was it the Laughing Duck, late 70s early 80s was a well known guy pub, my wife's sister used tae frequent it

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Lemongrab
7 hours ago, gogsfaepenrith said:

Was it the Laughing Duck, late 70s early 80s was a well known guy pub, my wife's sister used tae frequent it

The Laughing Duck was on Howe Street mate.

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3fingersreid
8 hours ago, gogsfaepenrith said:

Was it the Laughing Duck, late 70s early 80s was a well known guy pub, my wife's sister used tae frequent it

 

26 minutes ago, Lemongrab said:

The Laughing Duck was on Howe Street mate.

My daughters friend who’d asked , confirmed that she was thinking of the pub called Crombies 👍🏻

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inspector
14 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

Off Springvalley Gardens, Morningside. 

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Is this off one of the lanes off the Gardens? My Dad was born at No.4 and his Dad(my Grandad) had his stonemason's business up one of them, I think. Personally, l never knew these buildings existed

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1 hour ago, inspector said:

Is this off one of the lanes off the Gardens? My Dad was born at No.4 and his Dad(my Grandad) had his stonemason's business up one of them, I think. Personally, l never knew these buildings existed

It is through a vennel just a few yards past number four, you can look around via Google Maps street view if it is of interest

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Thanks for that. I had no idea. In my defence, my Dad left there in 1956 although the family had the house until the mid 60's and l don't have too many memories of the place

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Radio Ga Ga
25 minutes ago, Jambo314 said:

Colourful 😁

Shithole😀

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Sharpie
49 minutes ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

Niddrie Mains Drive 2007

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 Must have been taken on a Friday after the White Hoose closed. There were often arguments about the state of the price of coffee from Bechuanaland after cocktails at that establisment. 

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

Niddrie Mains Drive 2007

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That photo was taken in it's hayday.

 

You ought to have it seen it just before they knocked it down, it had really went downhill.  :laugh:

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Wemyss Terrace demolished early 1900’s to make way for College of Art 

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

1970’s

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I bet that looked much better in the drawings than in real life. :laugh:

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On 24/02/2021 at 17:15, Janbo1874 said:

Cowgate

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Looking at the lack of shoes, shows the poverty,

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St Mary’s Church, demolished 1983

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Lemongrab
2 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

St Mary’s Church, demolished 1983

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Think that's the corner of Broughton Street and Albany Street.

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Radio Ga Ga
1 minute ago, Lemongrab said:

Think that's the corner of Broughton Street and Albany Street.

It is indeed. 

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20 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

1970’s

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My God!

 

Where the Hell is that monstrosity?

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