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5 hours ago, Lemongrab said:

The McKenzie Medical Centre. It's linked to Edinburgh University and is the site of Scotland's first public dispensary, started by Andrew Duncan in the 1700s.

Thanks.

Was it always known by that name?

I recall Royal Victoria Dispensary or similar.

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PortyBeach
On 07/10/2021 at 13:04, Stuart Lyon said:

The UB is Scott's.

Thanks. I dug out a tattered copy of the 1971 “Complete Edinburgh Pub Guide” and it describes the Union Bar (aka “Gluepot”) as a “tiny, high-ceilinged, dingy, ale house serving excellent and cheap pints of S&N in front of the old wooden bar…nothing synthetic about the Union. Tiny jug bar also.” What is confusing is that the booklet erroneously says the pub is in Buccleuch Street…

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PortyBeach

I bought it for £1.00 at a beer festival a few years back which gives you an idea about its condition. I’ve preserved it as best as I was able since but it’s near disintegration!

It was compiled just after the loss of historic pubs like the “Castle o’ Clouts” and “The Woolpack” so no descriptions provided for these, alas. There are mentions for the Union Bar and Argyle Arms, however.
I think it’s real value lies in it being a snapshot in time of Edinburgh. There are references to pubs that no longer exist or that have changed beyond recognition.“Wee Anderson’s”, “Rutherford’s”, “Stewart’s Bar”, and the tiled, island bar on the old Leith Street “The Thistle”…the list goes on.

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1 hour ago, PortyBeach said:

I bought it for £1.00 at a beer festival a few years back which gives you an idea about its condition. I’ve preserved it as best as I was able since but it’s near disintegration!

It was compiled just after the loss of historic pubs like the “Castle o’ Clouts” and “The Woolpack” so no descriptions provided for these, alas. There are mentions for the Union Bar and Argyle Arms, however.
I think it’s real value lies in it being a snapshot in time of Edinburgh. There are references to pubs that no longer exist or that have changed beyond recognition.“Wee Anderson’s”, “Rutherford’s”, “Stewart’s Bar”, and the tiled, island bar on the old Leith Street “The Thistle”…the list goes on.

Has it got an ISBN number on it by any chance?

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On 04/10/2021 at 19:59, Jambo314 said:

That would be the Anchor Inn, another classy establishment 😄

The Anchor Inn was my local many moons ago.

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On 05/10/2021 at 12:48, Sharpie said:

 

There was also a wee shop in that block owned by Mrs Craigie, It was basically a general store, she seemed to sell everything your mother would need on a Sunday when she had forgotten to get something at the Store. Mrs Craigie sold Globe lemonade, which was an attraction to children such as I because the bottle the product was in was globe shaped. She also had a variety of candies that Bill Watters on Preston Street didn't have, so she got our ration coupons for these treats. As you can possibly guess that wasn't yesterday.

And remember, you used to get thruppence back on the 'Globe empties !'😀

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PortyBeach
19 hours ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Has it got an ISBN number on it by any chance?

Sorry, Stuart, no. I tried to upload a photo of the booklet for you but apparently there was a server issue that prevented this.

The booklet is published by “Edinburgh University Student Publications”. 
There just might be a few copies out there, you never know. 

 

 

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Stuart Lyon
2 hours ago, PortyBeach said:

Sorry, Stuart, no. I tried to upload a photo of the booklet for you but apparently there was a server issue that prevented this.

The booklet is published by “Edinburgh University Student Publications”. 
There just might be a few copies out there, you never know. 

 

 

Thanks for trying. I did find it on the Bookfinder website but no copies available.

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44 minutes ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

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Is that the old Granton Circle, formerly Tram terminus, and the building where the bus is that was a Naval hospital during the WW2 conflict.

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2 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

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Great pic - I am down at Porty allot at the spot of the old ourdoor swimming pool (now the Pitz/Ed Leisure) 

 

What’s that west of Kings Road - looks like a dog track.? Anyone know? 

 

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3 hours ago, Sharpie said:

 

Is that the old Granton Circle, formerly Tram terminus, and the building where the bus is that was a Naval hospital during the WW2 conflict.

Yes, Granton Square and the building you mention is HMS Claverhouse. 

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PortyBeach
2 hours ago, Angry Haggis said:

Great pic - I am down at Porty allot at the spot of the old ourdoor swimming pool (now the Pitz/Ed Leisure) 

 

What’s that west of Kings Road - looks like a dog track.? Anyone know? 

 

That’s Marine Gardens (now occupied by Lothian Bus Depot). What we see in this photo is the outline of the former football ground. Leith Athletic FC played here from 1928 - 1936 before moving up the road to Old Meadowbank. Leith gained promotion to the old First Division in 1929-30 and spent two seasons in the top flight entertaining the likes of Hearts and the “Old Firm” at Marine Gardens.

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PortyBeach

I should have added I think Marine Gardens was also used for speedway and dog racing. I think Edinburgh City FC also had a spell there.

A couple of photos of the football ground below. The top one shows the Leith ‘keeper retrieving the ball after a Celtic goal by Jimmy McGrory.

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PortyBeach
7 hours ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Thanks for trying. I did find it on the Bookfinder website but no copies available.

You’re welcome, Stuart. I’ll keep my eyes peeled next time I’m browsing a bookshop!

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4 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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The old Theatre Royal in Princes Street/Waterloo Place, later to become the head Post Office

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PortyBeach
18 hours ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Thanks for trying. I did find it on the Bookfinder website but no copies available.

Hi Stuart - I noticed the 1971 edition is also listed on Amazon but showing as “currently unavailable”. There is mention of an ISBN number however: 9780950189000.

You may have already found this but if not, I hope this helps.

 

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argyjambo
14 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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West Norton place, looking down towards the junction of London Road & Easter Road.

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The Bannon Flick
2 hours ago, argyjambo said:

West Norton place, looking down towards the junction of London Road & Easter Road.

Always was a good spot to turn around and see the sea of Jambo's walking up Easter Road after another victory 😍

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The Bannon Flick

Having not long joined JKB, I have to say that this is by far my most favourite thread.

 

Some absolutely brilliant pictures that bring back so many memories. Some make me happy, some make me sad (for stirring memories of people and places that are no longer there) and some just make me angry. I can't believe some of the absolutely beautiful buildings that have been inexplicably pulled down.

 

My favourites pictures though are just the mundane ones of nothing in particular - just ordinary folk going about their day not realising that they are being captured in time, in places that I used to pass through sitting in the back of my old man's car or on the top deck of the bus with my mum when I was younger. Places, streets and people I just haven't thought about for years.

 

Must be a sign of getting old but even some random street shots can get me emotional and longing for days gone by.

 

Oh to be able to invent a time machine. 

 

Thanks to all that have contributed to this thread so far - and here's to many more. 

 

Well done everyone involved.

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PortyBeach
10 minutes ago, The Bannon Flick said:

Having not long joined JKB, I have to say that this is by far my most favourite thread.

 

Some absolutely brilliant pictures that bring back so many memories. Some make me happy, some make me sad (for stirring memories of people and places that are no longer there) and some just make me angry. I can't believe some of the absolutely beautiful buildings that have been inexplicably pulled down.

 

My favourites pictures though are just the mundane ones of nothing in particular - just ordinary folk going about their day not realising that they are being captured in time, in places that I used to pass through sitting in the back of my old man's car or on the top deck of the bus with my mum when I was younger. Places, streets and people I just haven't thought about for years.

 

Must be a sign of getting old but even some random street shots can get me emotional and longing for days gone by.

 

Oh to be able to invent a time machine. 

 

Thanks to all that have contributed to this thread so far - and here's to many more. 

 

Well done everyone involved.

Couldn’t agree more. Well said! 👍

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Stuart Lyon
4 hours ago, PortyBeach said:

Hi Stuart - I noticed the 1971 edition is also listed on Amazon but showing as “currently unavailable”. There is mention of an ISBN number however: 9780950189000.

You may have already found this but if not, I hope this helps.

 

Thanks - I'll keep looking. Last resort is the National Library where I can probably photograph the book.

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The Real Maroonblood
1 hour ago, The Bannon Flick said:

Having not long joined JKB, I have to say that this is by far my most favourite thread.

 

Some absolutely brilliant pictures that bring back so many memories. Some make me happy, some make me sad (for stirring memories of people and places that are no longer there) and some just make me angry. I can't believe some of the absolutely beautiful buildings that have been inexplicably pulled down.

 

My favourites pictures though are just the mundane ones of nothing in particular - just ordinary folk going about their day not realising that they are being captured in time, in places that I used to pass through sitting in the back of my old man's car or on the top deck of the bus with my mum when I was younger. Places, streets and people I just haven't thought about for years.

 

Must be a sign of getting old but even some random street shots can get me emotional and longing for days gone by.

 

Oh to be able to invent a time machine. 

 

Thanks to all that have contributed to this thread so far - and here's to many more. 

 

Well done everyone involved.

👍

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PortyBeach
1 hour ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Thanks - I'll keep looking. Last resort is the National Library where I can probably photograph the book.

I’ve seen it on offer (“new”) on a website called “GetTextbooks.com” - but it’s priced £29.48…🤔.

Trace it on the site using the ISBN.

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3 hours ago, The Bannon Flick said:

Having not long joined JKB, I have to say that this is by far my most favourite thread.

 

Some absolutely brilliant pictures that bring back so many memories. Some make me happy, some make me sad (for stirring memories of people and places that are no longer there) and some just make me angry. I can't believe some of the absolutely beautiful buildings that have been inexplicably pulled down.

 

My favourites pictures though are just the mundane ones of nothing in particular - just ordinary folk going about their day not realising that they are being captured in time, in places that I used to pass through sitting in the back of my old man's car or on the top deck of the bus with my mum when I was younger. Places, streets and people I just haven't thought about for years.

 

Must be a sign of getting old but even some random street shots can get me emotional and longing for days gone by.

 

Oh to be able to invent a time machine. 

 

Thanks to all that have contributed to this thread so far - and here's to many more. 

 

Well done everyone involved.

 

On another forum I mentioned something similar. After fifty five years of life here in Canada, and with no relatives and few old friends left in Edinburgh a trip home to relive my memories would be a session of regret. So many of the areas of my memories are gone, Niddrie not what I knew. The Dumbiedykes etc. long gone. Police boxes such as Middle Meadow Walk some sort of coffee stall. I did see the new Tynecastle some time ago, not my Tynie, the memories are no longer physical they are now all locked in my old head, sad but life goes on.

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The Bannon Flick

Life does go on indeed.

 

Always good to have fond memories to look back on though 👍

 

 

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Stuart Lyon
46 minutes ago, PortyBeach said:

I’ve seen it on offer (“new”) on a website called “GetTextbooks.com” - but it’s priced £29.48…🤔.

Trace it on the site using the ISBN.

👍

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Angry Haggis
On 14/10/2021 at 22:14, PortyBeach said:

I should have added I think Marine Gardens was also used for speedway and dog racing. I think Edinburgh City FC also had a spell there.

A couple of photos of the football ground below. The top one shows the Leith ‘keeper retrieving the ball after a Celtic goal by Jimmy McGrory.

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That’s awesome - thanks for the description and pics. 

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PortyBeach
9 hours ago, Angry Haggis said:

That’s awesome - thanks for the description and pics. 

Glad you found it interesting.
You were spot-on in thinking the site was also used for dog racing…

 

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Maroon Sailor

Stenhouse Greyhound Stadium

 

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PortyBeach
2 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Stenhouse Greyhound Stadium

 

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Great picture 👍. I wonder if that’s a site that could have been used for the building of a new stadium for Hearts? 

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