For this edition’s photography feature we are extremely indebted to Peter Stubbs for views of Morningside Clock and the junction of Comiston and Braid Roads which have been taken from his website archive EdinPhoto. The clock, of course, has been a landmark for many decades.
The time is 2.15pm, but what is the year? The junction is also recognisable today but the area, rather than being farmland, is now well within the suburbs of Edinburgh. Again – what do you think the year was?
Peter created his web site www.edinphoto.org.uk about five years ago, and since then has been adding more information and images to it, almost daily.
It is a personal, non-commercial, web site that originally recorded his research into the history of photography in Edinburgh, but now includes other aspects of the history of Edinburgh, recollections of Edinburgh, information on Edinburgh today, and some of Peter’s own photos.
Peter’s site now has about 12,000 pages, Most of which are illustrated. It receives about 700,000 visitors from almost 200 countries each month.
If you have any old photos of Edinburgh or reminiscences of Edinburgh that you would like to see added to the web site, please contact Peter. His e-mail address is email@example.com .
We would be delighted if you were able to add to Peter’s remarkable record. We would also be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to the photographic feature in later issues with locally inspired images – vintage or contemporary.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
(p.s. Clues to and discussions on the years of the postcards can be found on Peter’s website)