Compositors in Caseroom No.2
Reproduced with acknowledgement
Jim Cairns, one of the workers at R&R Clark in the 1950s
Photographer not known
Thank you to Jim Cairns for sending me this photo of
compositors at R&R Clark's works, Brandon Street, Canonmills.
compositors in this photo are in Number 2 Caseroom.
The photo would have been taken around 1953. The men
that I recognise (left to right)
- Jock Brown
Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland: May 13+31, 2012
Here is another photo from
Jim, also taken at R&R Clark's works in Brandon Street:
was founded in 1846 and remained in business in
Edinburgh until 1979.
Jim Cairns has been
collecting photos of R&R Clark
employees at work and at play, and photos of tickets and programmes
for social functions that the company has produced over
the years, the earliest dating back to 1887
Jim has now put these together to create an
interesting a 21-minute film on YouTube that captures the atmosphere of
the company and its workers. The film is titled: