Wood Brothers

Fish Delivery Van possibly at Victoria Park, Craighall

Wood Brothers  -  Wholesale Fish Merchants

Wood Brothers' fish delivery van  -  possibly in Craighall Road where the business was based, with Victoria Park in the background

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to June Scott, Bonaly, Edinburgh

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   Jeffrey Street  -  Wood Brothers' fish delivery van

 

Wood Brothers

Wood Brothers' business was owned by William Burnup Leslie Wood and his brother, James.  The business was based at Craighall Road, Trinity. The company delivered fish from Newhaven to Edinburgh.

At first the fish was delivered by horse and cart.  Later, when the horse suffered a nail though its hoof, the Wood Brothers decided to purchase a van, hoping that it would be as reliable as the horse.  The van worked well and they never returned to delivery by horse and cart.

The location of this photo is not known.  It may have been close to Woods' garage in Craighall Road.

I don't know when the van was bought or the model, but the registration number may be helpful in answering these questions.

Here is another photograph of the same van:

Jeffrey Street  -  Wood Brothers' fish delivery van

Here are more photographs James Wood and his family:

The Wood Family at their home, 24 Craighall Crescent, Newhaven

 

  Edinburgh Streets

Edinburgh Transport

   

 

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