David Drysdale

Baker's Shop

21 Arthur Street, Dumbiedykes

Photo 1

Around 1937

David Drysdale and his daughter outside his baker's shop at 21 Arthur Street, around 1937

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Betty Moir, Canada

Photo 2

Around 1910

At Broxburn, before moving to Edinburgh

David Drysdale and his horse and cart at Broxburn, West Lothian,around 1910 -  before moving to his shop at 21 Arthur Street, West Lothian.

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Betty Moir, Canada

 

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     David Drysdale and his daughter outside his baker's shop at 21 Arthur Street, around 1937

     David Drysdale and his horse and cart at Broxburn, West Lothian,around 1910 -  before moving to his shop at 21 Arthur Street, West Lothian.

 

Recollections

1.

Betty Moir
Canada

-  Photo:  21 Arthur Place

-  Photo:  Baker's horse + cart

2.

Betty Moir
Canada

-  Stake Pie and Custard Slices

3.

Bob Henderson
Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

-  Arthur Street,  Nos 15-21, sketch

  

Recollections

1.

Betty Moir

Canada

Thank you to Betty Moir, Canada, for sending the two photos above to me. 

Betty wrote:

Photo 1

21 Arthur Street

"Photo 1 shows my grandfather, David Drysdale and his daughter, my Aunt Chris, standing outside Grandpa's baker's shop at 21 Arthur Street.  This photo was taken around 1937.

I was born at Arthur Street (possibly at No.5) in 1930, then moved to Dean Park Street in 1934.  I visited the shop every week until my Grandpa died in 1940.  I don't know what happened to the shop then.

Photo 2

Broxburn

"Photo 2 shows my grandfather, and his horse 'Peter' and cart.  This photo was taken around 1910 at Broxburn, before my grandfather moved to Edinburgh.

Betty Moir, Canada:  April 21, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

Betty Moir

Canada

Betty Moir wrote again:

Baker

David Drysdale

Steak Pies and Custard Slices

"I'm hoping that somebody out there will remember the wonderful steak pies and custard slices that my grandfather used to make."

Betty Moir, Canada:  May 7, 2012

 

Recollections

3.

Bob Henderson

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to Bob Henderson who wrote:

Baker

David Drysdale

17 Arthur Street

"So near, yet so far!  I lived in No.17, just one  up from the baker. 

No 19 was a Main Door Flat** beside the baker, so I was really just one house place up the hill form the baker.

I still live in hope that someone will send you a pic of No 17.  Here is a rough sketch of how I remember it."

Arthur Street

  Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

"Although Mr Drysdale had died by the time I was two, I  remember the bakers still being known by the same name as I grew up."

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  May 8, 2012

Main Door Flats

**  'Main Door Flats' are common in Edinburgh tenements.  These are the flats on the ground floor that have their own door - No.19 in this case.

The flats on the first, second, third floors, etc. are all accessed through a common door - No.17 in this case.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 29, 2012

 

Arthur Street

Transport Recollections

 

 

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