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30 minutes ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

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Seem to remember a shop/cafe like this in Davidson Mains

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1 hour ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

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Any info on these? It looks familiar but unsure if that is due to a previous  photo I might have seen. 

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5 minutes ago, Carl Fredrickson said:

 

Any info on these? It looks familiar but unsure if that is due to a previous  photo I might have seen. 

 

Tudor Cinema, St Bernard's Row

 

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Carl Fredrickson
9 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

Tudor Cinema, St Bernard's Row

 

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Cheers. I  must have seen it when I was wee before the building was demolished.  

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5 hours ago, inspector said:

Which was formerly an ESSO petrol station owned by distant family members of my dad. Got my World cup coins there. 1970 possibly?

I saw a photo of that either on here or perhaps another website. 

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3 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

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Thats right wifies watch the high load and see if its going to hit the bridge and bring it down. Oh by the way.... 

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Poole's Synod

 

Demolished to make way for a never built Opera House

 

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3 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Poole's Synod

 

Demolished to make way for a never built Opera House

 

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Ariel view of the hole in the ground as it was known after the Synod Hall was demolished. The Royal Lyceum on the top right and Castle Terrace the street on the left of the photo. It’s now Saltire Court office block. The planning permission was only given for Saltire Court on the condition there was part of the building that could be used as a theatre. That theatre is the Traverse Theatre. This photo is next to my desk there.
 

 

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Just now, Radio Ga Ga said:
On 22/11/2021 at 15:19, inspector said:

 

Ignore don’t know what happened there….

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On 22/11/2021 at 11:08, Maroon Sailor said:

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Back in those days the car outside probably belonged to a bloke inside the pub.  He would have sank 10 pints then got in the car that never had seatbelts and ****ed off home in it.

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2 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

Sam Craig Grocers, Dalry Road 1950’s

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I don't know why but thats reminding me of going into TopSport on Gorgie Road back in the 80's

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8 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

Sam Craig Grocers, Dalry Road 1950’s

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On 25/11/2021 at 22:38, Maroon Sailor said:

1880

 

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Is that the oldest photo of Edinburgh you've found, MS ?    Its amazingly clear. Judging by the blurriness of the horse & carts, the exposure could only have been a few seconds.    St Johns church in all its glory - and the whole street seems to have more light than it does now, with no Caley Hotel there !!

 

Great find, sir. 👍

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Lone Striker said:

Is that the oldest photo of Edinburgh you've found, MS ?    Its amazingly clear. Judging by the blurriness of the horse & carts, the exposure could only have been a few seconds.    St Johns church in all its glory - and the whole street seems to have more light than it does now, with no Caley Hotel there !!

 

Great find, sir. 👍

 

 

 

It's the only picture I've seen from that part of the town without the Caley Hotel.

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32 minutes ago, Maroon Sailor said:

 

It's the only picture I've seen from that part of the town without the Caley Hotel.

This one of St Cuthbert's Church is reported to be from 1882, so also pre dates the Caley.  That Caley wasn't built until 1899-1903.

 

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2 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

Scottish Ladies Climbing Club, Salisbury Crags 1907

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That looks similar to the auld women cleaning their windows when I was wee

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5 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

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Is this the  mediaeval church that was knocked down to make way for the railway station ?

 

I read somewhere recently the plan was to kncok it down and rebuild it so the stone was "stored" on Calton Hill. But years later when they finally got round to it, most of the stone had been nicked. 

 

 

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I don't know if this has been posted before but it's an engraving of King George IV's visit to Edinburgh in 1822, showing the crowds in Picardy Place

 

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