Workers

on a cobbled street or yard

Who?    Where?

Workers  -  1937

Who are these workers and where might the photo have been taken

Bruce Peebles, Edinburgh  -  Winders, 1905

  Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.                                                                                                 Photo taken 1937

 

Recollections

1.

Winnie Lisowski

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Winnie Lisowski who wrote:

Workers

"I've just found this photograph in our garage.  It is a group of workers in a cobbled street.  and is dated 1937.

I can't help but notice there is a chauffer in back row left.  Maybe this is our mystery chauffeur from this Humber Pullman photo of the Leckie family, that was added to the EdinPhoto site recently:

The Leckie Family and Chauffeur and Car, around 1937

This makes me think are these may be workers from a brewery.  There were quite a few breweries back then."

Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland:  March 10, 2012

 

Recollections

2.

Winnie Lisowski

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Winnie Lisowski added:

Workers

"I now have the Leckie car photo and the workplace photo. They are sitting side by side.

      The Leckie Family and Chauffeur and Car, around 1937

I feel that they could possibly have been taken in the same place, one showing the windows and the other showing the wooden gate and the ironwork on the wall."

W & AK Johnston

"The more I think about this photo, the more confident I am that it the workers would have worked for W&AK Johnston.  MY two grandads both worked there, so they would have had chance to have had the chance to have their photos taken beside the company's fancy chauffeur-driven car." **

BUT, Answer = 'No'.  See "

Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland:  March 20, 2012 (2 emails)

 

Recollections

3.

Winnie Lisowski

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Not W & AK Johnston

Winnie Lisowski asked Agnes Inglis, who worked for  W & AK Johnson from 1943 until 1956, if she recognised the locations in these photos, and if the workers in the photo might be of W&AK Johnston workers.

          The Leckie Family and Chauffeur and Car, around 1937

However, Agnes believes that the location is not A & WK Johnston's yard, thier yard having only small stone wall with iron railings and some grass at the front.  Neither did Agnes remember W & AK Johnson ever having had a large car and chauffer.

Acknowledgement:  Winnie Lisowski + Agnes Inglis,
both Dunbar, East Lothian Scotland:  March 23, 2012

 

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