St Cuthbert's Vans
"St Cuthbert's still had grocery vans around
1950 and for some years afterwards.
The ones I recall were Bedford, or maybe
Austin, articulated ones where the van-type trailer was dropped off in the
morning with its supplies and a grocer assistant, then collected again
later in the afternoon.
I'm sure they were a maroon colour.
There was one that used to come to the then
new corporation housing scheme at Southhouse, near Burdiehouse, where my
grandmother moved to from Craigmillar.
There were no shops anywhere near these new
schemes to start with, so the St Cuthbert's grocery van was a bit of a