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Corstorphine High Street

 

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1900s

 

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Rodney Street

 

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Never heard of the Waverley biscuit factory but what they made rings a bell - pretty sure that was stamped on the cones

 

 

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Manse Road - can someone tell me where exactly on Manse Road this was from the Corstorphine High Street side. Only ever known the Snooker Hall on that road.

 

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The Frenchman Returns
3 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Manse Road - can someone tell me where exactly on Manse Road this was from the Corstorphine High Street side. Only ever known the Snooker Hall on that road.

 

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Where Iceland is now

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2 minutes ago, The Frenchman Returns said:

Where Iceland is now

 

Cheers - hard to picture that cinema there now

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Just now, Maroon Sailor said:

 

Cheers - hard to picture that cinema there now

It covered the shop and car park, so was a reasonable footprint.

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56 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Rodney Street

 

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Never heard of the Waverley biscuit factory but what they made rings a bell - pretty sure that was stamped on the cones

 

 

The name was stamped on cones.

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1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Rodney Street

 

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Never heard of the Waverley biscuit factory but what they made rings a bell - pretty sure that was stamped on the cones

 

 

They made cones, wafers, nougat wafers etc for the ice cream trade. An excellent product, far better than any of the Askey stuff or the weegie manufacturers. Zaccardeli and Cervi families, if I remember correctly.

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1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Rodney Street

 

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Never heard of the Waverley biscuit factory but what they made rings a bell - pretty sure that was stamped on the cones

 

 

Yes they made wafers for ice cream. It was owned by 2 families; Zacardelli & Cervi. I used to deliver their boardroom drinks to the factory and groceries and drink to the Cervi family flat in Bellvue Crescent in 1964/5.

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1 hour ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Rodney Street

 

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Never heard of the Waverley biscuit factory but what they made rings a bell - pretty sure that was stamped on the cones

 

 

Ritz .... my Saturday morning entertainment in the 60's😊

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The Picturedome Easter Road. Queuing for the penny matinee

 

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Juniper Green

 

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Viewforth (despite the name)

 

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1969

 

 

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1971 - Postal workers arrive at GPO following strike

 

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The Salon brings for me a terrible memory. As a young garage worker I had money shortages. The Salon presented a movie theater I could afford. One night a man sitting in a row in front of me kept turning around and smiling at me, then offered me a candy, I refused and moved my seat. On future visits it continued and I stopped going, but that did not stop the stalking until one Sunday going out with my Dad I saw him standing at the bottom of our street. I said nothing because my father would have killed him. I saw him again a couple of times and always the leering smile. I was  now seventeen and off to the army. In January 1955 I was home on leave after twenty months in Egypt, I was now a corporal in the Guards, highly trained in all areas of infantry tactic, had just come from a Country where there was violence and in cases death, I was now a different person. 

 That day I was with my father walking from a Hearts game, we came up past the Cinema previously mentioned the ABC and were about to cross Lothian Road, to do so we were going to use the tram islands there to get across. At the first island I saw my stalker standing with his back to me, when we got to the island I gave him a bump on his back and he staggered on to the tracks, he was just able to get scrambled back on to the island when the incoming tram arrived. He looked around and saw me and knew exactly what the score was. When my Dad and I got further up the street he asked what that was all about and I told him he didn't want to know.

 

I saw the pig later when I was in the police, I advised him what i thought of him and for some reason seemed very happy to agree to never cross my path again, and he didn't. So that picture of the old Salon has just restored for me a memory of what was a terrible time for a young boy, but a feeling of satisfaction gained by a young experienced soldier.

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7 hours ago, Jambo314 said:

Ritz .... my Saturday morning entertainment in the 60's😊

Me too. If you don't mind me asking, where'd you live back then ? 

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7 hours ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Yes they made wafers for ice cream. It was owned by 2 families; Zacardelli & Cervi. I used to deliver their boardroom drinks to the factory and groceries and drink to the Cervi family flat in Bellvue Crescent in 1964/5.

Didn't one of them claim to own a piano that once belonged to Hitler ? My uncle was a delivery guy for them back in the 60s and told me this. It could obviously be utter b******s. 

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7 hours ago, Jambo314 said:

Ritz .... my Saturday morning entertainment in the 60's😊

You must have been a fellow ABC Minor! I remember there was a serial called ‘The Rocket Man’ where the guy had a jet engine strapped to his back and wore a sinister looking helmet. There was also a Batman serial where the hero had a definite paunch! 6d to get into the stalls and 9d for the balcony.

 

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15 minutes ago, NANOJAMBO said:

Didn't one of them claim to own a piano that once belonged to Hitler ? My uncle was a delivery guy for them back in the 60s and told me this. It could obviously be utter b******s. 

Hadn't heard that story!

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7 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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That's Roseburn Terraza. 

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50 minutes ago, NANOJAMBO said:

Me too. If you don't mind me asking, where'd you live back then ? 

Travelled from my home where I was brought up at Pennywell Medway. Although stayed in Broughton Road for 7 years when I bought my first house in 1979.

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39 minutes ago, weehammy said:

You must have been a fellow ABC Minor! I remember there was a serial called ‘The Rocket Man’ where the guy had a jet engine strapped to his back and wore a sinister looking helmet. There was also a Batman serial where the hero had a definite paunch! 6d to get into the stalls and 9d for the balcony.

 

I was a fellow ABC Minor but unfortunately my memory is not quite as good as yours re the other info you posted😁

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1983 - Craigroyston 

 

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Apparently a contract with ECT for buses to run from Heriots to Goldenacre

 

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7 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Juniper Green

 

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Around the same era (from the Juniper Green 300 collection)

 

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Also on Lanark Road from 1963.  

 

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25 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Apparently a contract with ECT for buses to run from Heriots to Goldenacre

 

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The contract lasted many years as it was still in place in the 90's and possibly beyond. The bus (sometimes two) would take the kids down to Goldenacre for some type of sporting activities.

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36 minutes ago, Footballfirst said:

 

Around the same era (from the Juniper Green 300 collection)

 

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Also on Lanark Road from 1963.  

 

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The bottom photo is The Railway Inn.

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Time to hold my hands up and admit until about 5 minutes ago I thought these cottages had the most inappropriate name in Edinburgh

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Diggers 1988

 

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16 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

1900s

 

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What a picture!  Just a big marvellous uninterrupted space, surrounded by magnificent buildings.

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10 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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I hadn’t realised Goldberg’s went as far back as that as I’ve only ever seen pics front on!

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Don't recognise this street

 

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9 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Diggers 1988

 

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I've seen the middle of those paintings somewhere before.

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