57 Causewayside

The Causewayside Tea Warehouse

57 Causewayside

Tea Warehouse  -  57 Causewayside

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alan Jackson, Edinburgh

 

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   Tea Warehouse  -  57 Causewayside

 

57 Causewayside

Thank you to Alan Jackson, owner of an antique shop at 67 Causewayside, for allowing me to reproduce this old photograph of a nearby shop - at 57 Causewayside.

I have not been able to date this photograph very precisely.

I've checked old editions of the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory and found that Alex Meikle's Grocer & Spirit Merchant shop arrived at 57 Causewayside some time between 1885 and 1890 and it remained there until the 1930s.

 

Prices

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh, added:

"I'd just like to remark how expensive tea was compared with 'Extremely Old Scotch' and 'Fine Rum from Jamaica'. "

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  October 3, 2009

These are the prices advertised outside the shop:

 

Prices

 

'old money'

'new money'

Fine Tea per lb

1 1/4

1.06

Fine Rum from Jamaica

2/6 and 3/-

0.125 and 0.15

Extremely Old Scotch Whisky

2/6 and 3/-

0.125 and 0.15

 

 

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