Dumbiedykes Photographs

Dumbiedykes Road

William Waugh Ltd, Metal Merchants

6 and 8, Dumbiedykes Road

Three workers from William Waugh Ltd, Metal Merchants   -   late-1950s

Three workers from William Waugh, Metal Merchants, 6 and 8, Dumbiedykes Road

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Rae, daughter of Tom Aithie on the left of this picture

zoom-in to this picture

Three workers from William Waugh, Metal Merchants, 6 and 8, Dumbiedykes Road

 

Dumbiedykes Road

William Waugh Ltd

William Waugh Ltd   -   late-1950s

When this photograph was taken, in the late 1950s, William Waugh Ltd were based at 6 and 8, Dumbiedykes Road.  They owned just this one lorry.  It travelled, sometimes, to Glasgow, Kirkliston and Bathgate.

William Waugh Ltd  -  2006

Now the William Waugh scrap metal  business is based beside Granton Harbour with a fleet of lorries.

Edinburgh Waterfront  -  William Waugh scrap yard  -  July 2006

The company may soon have to move again, to make way for Edinburgh Waterfront developments.

The Workers

The three men in this late-1950s photo are (left to right):

-  Tom Aithie (father or Jean Rae who provided this photo)

-  Billy McGlachlin (an ex-miner from Uphall)

-  Tam Coates (who lived at Albion Buildings, Dumbiedykes)

The Newspaper

By zooming in on this photo, the headline on the newspaper can be read.

"TIZZY OVER ORTIZ

DAVE CHARNLEY MAY DEPUTISE"

I don't know just what the headline refers to, but the people mentioned are presumably:

-  Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer, twice World Lightweight Champion

   and

-  Dave Charnley, Commonwealth and European Lightweight Champion and British Lightweight Champion, 1957-63.

Carlos Ortiz fought Dave Charnley in Britain on October 28, 1958.

Acknowledgement:   Jean Rae, daughter of Tom Aithie on the left of this picture for providing details of William Waugh's business in Dumbiedykes Road

Comment

Patrick Hutton

New Town, Edinburgh

Thank you to Patrick Hutton who wrote:

Tram Rails

"I'm fairly sure those are tram rails piled up to the side.  In 1958, they must have been busy ripping them up."

Patrick Hutton, New Town, Edinburgh:  September 2, 2010

 

 

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