Edinburgh Cars, Vans and Lorries


After seeing the photos of vehicles used in the Leith Pageants, 1964 and 1966,

 One of the lorries in the Leith Carnival, 1964

Ian Mycko, who owns a 36-year old fire engine, still in full working order, wrote:


"I'm just doing my wee bit keeping part of the British motor history alive.

I am looking for pictures of commercial vehicles mainly from 1960s or '70s."

Pentland Garage

"My dad worked for a company called Pentland Garage  in Loanhead.  Any info of that would be good."

Hendry's Soft Drinks

"I worked for Hendry's Soft Drinks in Lower London Road.  Are there any memories  or pics from there?."

Ian Mycko,  Gilmerton, Edinburgh, May 24, 2007

If you have any photos or memories that you think might be of interest to Derek, please e-mail me and I will pass them on to him.

Thank you.    - Peter Stubbs:  May 26, 2007


Reply 1

Hendry's Soft Drinks

Thank you to Ian Guild

"Not so much memories of the Edinburgh factory ( Leith Walk?) but my  late father, Harry Guild, was the manager of the Dumfries factory and my godfather, Bill Barrie, manager of the Dunfermline branch.

Hendry's was an attempt by the SCWS to expand out of the Co-op shops in the 1950s. It was one of a number of smaller brands which had been taken over by the SCWS. ( Another was Carruther's in Dumfries.)

The brand was resurrected and all the trucks were repainted from green to maroon and grey.

I have a number of the old earthenware ginger bottles.  They come up for sale on eBay regularly.

Ian Guild:  July 21, 2007


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