Drysdale

Tea and Coffee

Grove Street, Fountainbridge

1991

 

Grove Street Premises

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

 

Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

 

Tea

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

 

Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

When I first visited the Drysdale in October 1991, they were based in a pend in Grove Street, beside where the horses for St Cuthbert's milk deliveries used to be stabled.

They were about to move to 130 Constitution Street, Leith to join the workers from Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose.

 

Tea and Coffee

I visited this company several times as part of my project photographing people at work in Edinburgh in the 1990s.

Edinburgh at Work  -  Drysdale  -  Tea and Coffee

Drysdale

Drysdale was founded in 1878.

When I took these photos in 1991, the company was based at Grove Street, Fountainbridge  -  but not for much longer!

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose  -  Tea and Coffee

 Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose

Brodie Hamilton Melrose was, an old-established Leith Company.

On November 1, 1991, following a take-over, the workforce from Drysdale  joined the Brodie, Hamilton, Melrose workers, to work from their premises at 130 Constitution Street, Leith, until new premises could be acquired.

Edinburgh at Work  -  Brodies  -  Tea and Coffee

Brodies

The company moved to new premises in Dock Street, Leith, around 1994 and traded 'Brodies'.

The company moved again in July 2002 to Newhailes Industrial Estate, Musselburgh, about five miles to the east of the centre of Edinburgh.  I've not yet taken any photos there.

Brodie's premises in Dock Street have now been demolished and new apartments have been built on the site.

The company is still trading as Brodies.

   

 

 

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