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Record Image
Department Photo
Accession No P39949
Name/Title Forth Bridge, Queensferry
Primary Prod Date 15 Jul 1956
Brief Description Text on negative envelope reads 'Sth Queensferry. Crossing the Forth in Ferryboat'. View of passengers on the car ferry. One man, in a suit, is holding on to a cowl ventilator. The women are wearing either hats or headscarves. They are sailing past the Forth Bridge.
Primary Maker Munn, John Peat
Collection Munn Photographic Collection/Family & Personal Papers Group
Subject Category Bridge/Railway/Transport; Rail
Ferry/Boat/Transport; Water
Subject Place Forth Bridge/South Queensferry/Edinburgh (Council Area)
Forth Bridge/North Queensferry/Fife
Subject Notes Dress was more formal in the 1950s, with men often wearing suits in their leisure time and women wearing hats. The ferry service eventually carried 1.25million passengers, 600,000 cars and 200,000 commercial vehicles a year. The nearest alternative to the ferry was Kincardine Bridge. The ferry service ceased in 1964 with the opening of the Forth Road Bridge.
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