Gorebridge Post Office

Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland *


I normally restrict the scope of the EdinPhoto web site to Edinburgh items, but I've made an exception in this case because:

-  this photo particularly appeals to me.  It is part of a family collection of Post Office photos.

-  Gorebridge is only about ten miles from the centre of Edinburgh - SE of Edinburgh.

Post Office Staff and Vehicles at Gorebridge Post Office

Early 1900s

Post Office Worker and Vehicles   -  Gorebridge Post Office, early-1900s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Gordon, Easdale. Oban, Argyle & Bute, Scotland


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    Post Office Worker and Vehicles   -  Gorebridge Post Office, early-1900s




John Gordon

Easdale, Oban, Argyle & Bute

Thank you to John Gordon for allowing me to reproduce this old postcard which comes from a collection built up by his Great Aunt Emily Borrowman.

John wrote:

Gorebridge Post Office

Great Aunt Borrowman

"My Great Aunt, Emily Borrowman was born on a farm near Penicuik.

She worked at Gorebridge Post Office in the early 1900s, definitely between 1905 and 1907, but I don't think she is one of the two women in this photograph.

John Gordon, Easdale, Oban, Argyle & Bute:  August 27, 2013




Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Thank you to Allan Dodds who saw the photo at the top of this page and replied:

Postal Workers

"I do like this picture of the postal workers."

Post Office Worker and Vehicles   -  Gorebridge Post Office, early-1900s

My Family

"My Grandfather, born in 1868, left school in 1882 to become a postal worker.  He drove a pony and trap, much the same as the one in the picture.

When I was an undergraduate I also worked 'nights' in the Post Office over the Christmas period, collecting mail from the London train at Waverley Station and taking it to the sorting office in Brunswick Street (now demolished).

My Grandfather ended up as a Postmaster, a position he achieved through self-improvement at evening classes. He also worked as a Telegraphist using Morse code - a high tech job in those days!

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England:  28 August, 2013


Groups of Workers

Post Office Workers