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My namesake

My sole purpose in taking this picture, was to capture the advertisement for the 'offy', Fairbairn's. whose proprietor shared my surname. Sadly, I was no relation and so could not benefit from any family discount nor a share in the profits.


Leyland Titan PD2 / MCW NSF 712 of Edinburgh Corporation waits time at the Colinton Road terminus of service 16, screened for its lengthy trip to Silverknowes. The bus shelter has been replaed but otherwise the scene is almost identical today, nearly 40 years later.

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Taken circa 1974