Is it Leith? Which street?
105 Kirkgate, Leith -
Reproduced with acknowledgement to LIz
Grieve, Bristol, Avon, England
Thank you to Liz
Grieve for sending me this photo:
Where and When
is a photo of a shop, which I 'm guessing was in
Leith as that's where my mother was from. in Leith.
She did tell me where it was, and the name of the lady in the
Oh, how I wish I'd made a note, but I
wasn't too interested in family history back then. Maybe
somebody will recognise it."
Liz Grieve, Bristol, Avon, England: February
There are some adverts in
the photo that might help to date it.. The adverts for Fry's
Chocolate around the window include the slogan
to H.M. the King'.
I was interested to see
the slogans advertising the fruit:
Eat More Fruit
and Keep Fit
Oranges for Beauty
The shop appears to be for the sale, but is that a a York
address on the notice in the doorway? Might the shop not
have been in Leith?
Reply to Liz
If you have any comments
on this photo,
please email me, then I'll pass them on to Liz.
Peter Stubbs: February
John J Hadden
Thank you to John J
Hadden who for providing the following helpful reply.
'For Sale' sign above the door could be referring to York Place,
Edinburgh. I've come across references to a solicitor called
Storrie whose offices were at York Place, Edinburgh."
John J Hadden, Edinburgh: February 17, 2011
Thanks John. That seems to be the likely explanation.
I don't know for how long the company was based at that address,
but I see there was a Notice placed in the Edinburgh Gazette by W
S Storie SSC of 5a York Place on June 18, 1926.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: February 17, 2011
Thank you to
Richard Torrance who wrote:
plumped for my 1922 edition of the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office
Directory and found a Mary McGhee at 105 Kirkgate in the
Perhaps the lady in the photo is Mary
McGhee. it certainly looks as though it could be the
Richard Torrance: February 17, 2011
Thank you to Elizabeth
"I came to this photo through the
'Spirit of Leithers' Facebook page:
Just to say, I've looked up the
Scotsman database and found classified adverts for 105 Kirkgate
for sale by Storie of 5A York Place, starting from 1930 but mainly
in 1933 and 1934, which hopefully confirms that this photo is of
Elizabeth, Leith, Edinburgh: October 26, 2013
Elizabeth has asked for her full name NOT to be shown on the web
Thank you to Elizabeth
for also sending me a copy of the notice in The Scotsman,
advertising the shop for sale.
FRUITIER, confectioner and greengrocery
business and SHOP, 105 Kirkgate, Leith; living accommodation.
Apply Storrie, 5A York Place, Edinburgh
Scotsman: May 10, 1933, p.10