'And finally, not everyone’s being doing topical. In fact, here’s the rather lovely 6 Oxgangs Avenue devoted to the history of the development of the area, this week highlighting how the block of flats came into being. Could have been prompted by Who do you think you are? Or just a timely reminder that not everything worth blogging about is in the here and now.'

Kate Higgins, Scottish Roundup 26/08/2012

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Oxgangs - A Pastime From Time Past #11 Colinton Mains Bus Stop (Graeme Robb)

Colinton Mains circa pre-1954 (Photo courtesy Phil Green and Grandada Davies)

Peter Hoffmann: In helping to date this wonderful photograph Douglas Blades e mailed me to say that '...the (21) service was withdrawn from 7th March 1954 when the Service 4 was extended to Fairmilehead. Until then and when the trams were still on and before the area was well developed this bus linked from the trams (maybe at Firrhill) to Fairmilehead and also the Princess Margaret Rose Hospital on Saturdays and Sundays.

Linda Maddock: Sweet memories. Travelled that route a lot. I think it was a 27 bus.

Heather Rose: We use this bus stop nearly every day apart from the phone box being nearer the pillar box and the bus and clothes styles nothing much has changed

tChristine Rodhouse: They also went to Colinton. There are details on the Edinburgh Tram Club website which also has fantastic photos of Colinton going way back. - look at the first generation section.

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