Edinburgh at Work - 1990s

Crabbies Green Ginger

Wine made at Great Junction Street, Leith

1992

Raisins in the Tank

Edinburgh at Work  -  Crabbies Green Ginger, Great Junction Street, Leith

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                        Photograph taken May 6, 1992

 

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   Edinburgh at Work  -  Crabbies Green Ginger, Great Junction Street, Leith

 

Crabbies Green Ginger

History

Crabbies Green Ginger wine was made at Great Junction Street, Leith for many decades until the brewery (part of the United Distillers Group) closed around the 1990s.

I believe that the old brewery has now been converted to housing. The bottling plant beside it has been demolished.

1992

When I visited Crabbies Green Ginger in 1992, I saw the raisins in the large tank.  I was told that there was 'treading of raisins' by workers wearing Wellington boots on a Tuesday morning.  I thought that would make a good photo, so I took a Tuesday morning holiday and went back to Crabbies with my camera.

When I arrived, I was told: "Yes on Tuesday mornings, but only a couple of times a year."  I never saw the 'treading of the raisins' because production of Crabbies Green Ginger wine ended soon after my 1992 visit to the company.

 

Crabbies Green Ginger

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