St Cuthbert's

Grocery Cart

Around 1911

 St Cuthbert's Grocery Cart, around 1911

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St Cuthbert's Grocery Cart

Thank you to Danny Callaghan for sending me a newspaper cutting with a photo of the sort of grocery cart that his Dad might have remembered from when he  started his working life as a cart laddie with The Store (St Cuthbert's Co-op) in 1922.  (See 'The Store, 'Recollections 1'.)

Danny added:

"This picture looks like a mobile shop of the period. 

The assistant is leaning out of the sliding window to serve the wifie."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  February 13, 2011

Edinburgh Evening News

This photo appeared in the ''Post Bag' column of the Evening News.  This column featured old photos sent in by readers.  I don't know the date of the newspaper that published this photo, but the photo is captioned:

'A Co-op. cart  of around 1911'l

The letter beside the photo in the paper was sent from Wardie Road, Edinburgh.  It reads:

"Do any of your readers regret the demise of the old cart horse, once a common site in our capital city?

Apart from the  excitement of hanging on to the back of the cart, it was a treat to be allowed to hold the reins while the horse slaked its thirst at a street trough.

Has anyone else happy memories of better times?"


Recollections 'The Store'

Edinburgh Transport