William Waugh Ltd, Metal Merchants
6 and 8, Dumbiedykes Road
Three workers from William
Waugh Ltd, Metal Merchants - late-1950s
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Rae,
daughter of Tom Aithie on the left of this picture
William Waugh Ltd
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.
Waugh Ltd - 2006
Now the William Waugh scrap
metal business is based
beside Granton Harbour with a fleet of lorries.
The company may soon have to move again, to make way for
Edinburgh Waterfront developments.
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)
By zooming in on this
photo, the headline on the newspaper can be read.
I don't know just what the headline refers to, but the people mentioned
- Carlos Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer, twice World Lightweight
- Dave Charnley, Commonwealth and European Lightweight Champion
and British Lightweight Champion, 1957-63.
Ortiz fought Dave Charnley in Britain on October 28, 1958.
Jean Rae, daughter of Tom Aithie on the left of this
picture for providing details of William Waugh's business in Dumbiedykes
New Town, Edinburgh
Thank you to Patrick Hutton
"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,