Edinburgh at Work

Craig & Rose

Paint Manufacturers, Leith Walk, Edinburgh

1991

Craig & Rose Yard, Leith Walk

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

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                      Photograph taken April 29, 1991

 

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

 

Craig & Rose

Leith Walk Premises

Craig & Rose premises were fronted with a shop close to Leith Walk, then the premises and yard extended well back to the west. 

I first visited the shop in the 1960s, while doing voluntary work with International Voluntary Service.  We decorated the homes of old people living in Edinburgh & Leith.  Craig & Rose was one of the companies that donated paint and wallpaper to IVS for this work. 

As a result, many of the houses around Leith were decorated, usually with wallpaper that had a repeating pattern of pink roses!

Move from Edinburgh

This photo was taken in 1991, but I expect the yard would have seen little change over several decades.

Later in the 1990s, the company left Edinburgh and moved to Fife.

 

Craig & Rose

Edinburgh at Work

    

 

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