NT2573 : Old Town seen from the old Waverley Market (1985)

taken 38 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Old Town seen from the old Waverley Market (1985)
Old Town seen from the old Waverley Market (1985)
The City Chambers and St. Giles define the skyline of this part of the Old Town, as viewed across the roof of the old Waverley indoor fruit and vegetable market. The market's open-space interior made it a desirable venue for large exhibitions such as the annual 'Ideal Home Show'. As a small child I remember watching Jimmy Shand and his Dance Band performing 'The Bluebell Polka' here in the 1950s. Billy Connolly made his mark in the same space over two decades later, in 1972, with "The Great Northern Welly-Boot Show". That definitely signalled a major cultural shift in Scotland (though he didnae swear sae much in they days). It may come as the world's smallest surprise ever to know that Jimmy's records far outsold Billy's. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
1985   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 January, 2015
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2576 7367 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0182N 3:11.4243W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2569 7395
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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