Robert Lamb

Wood Flour Mill

23 Dunedin Street, Edinburgh

Photos taken inside

1991-93

Photos taken outside

2002-03

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1.

Inside the Mill

On the corner of Beaverhall Road and Dunedin Street

Roberet Lamb, Wood flour Mill, 23 Dunedin Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                               Photograph taken 4 June 1991

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2.

At Work in the Mill

Wearing a mask for protection against the clouds of wood flour.
I'm surprised that my camera survived the atmosphere there!

Roberet Lamb, Wood flour Mill, 23 Dunedin Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                               Photograph taken 8 August 1991

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At Work in the Mill

There is a ''Pin-up' calendar in the background (better seen in Photo 1!)
a common site in most of the workplaces that I visited in the 1990s.

Roberet Lamb, Wood flour Mill, 23 Dunedin Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                               Photograph taken 8 August 1991

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4.

The Scales

It didn't take long from them to acquire a thick covering of wood flour.

Roberet Lamb, Wood flour Mill, 23 Dunedin Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                               Photograph taken 8 August 1991

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5.

More Machinery

I think these machines were probably grinding the wood into wood flour.  I'm not sure.

The fire hydrant in the background looked as if it may well be needed at some stage.

Roberet Lamb, Wood flour Mill, 23 Dunedin Street

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                          Photograph taken 3 May 1993

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6.

This  photo was found in Robert Lamb's mill at Dunedin Street.

It features of one of the company's lorries - Where and when was this taken.

Lamb's were still producing boxes in Dunedin Street, beside the mill in the 1990s.the

Lorry belonging to Roberet Lamb who owned the Wood flour Mill, 23 Dunedin Street

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the company, Robert5 Lamb

 

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Comment

1.

Brian Alexander

Prestonfield, Edinburgh

Thank you to Brian Alexander who wrote:

Around 1960?

    Lorry belonging to Roberet Lamb who owned the Wood flour Mill, 23 Dunedin Street

"That's a great photo of the Lorry outside Robert Lamb's Mill in Dunedin Street. The vehicle is a Commer Superpoise Mk II manufactured from 1953. The registration number (NFS 183) was part of a batch released in 1955 (issued in Edinburgh).

The square badge on the radiator grill belongs to Trojan Vehicles, not Commer. This has been added to the vehicle, probably as a decoration.  **

The information above doesn't give a year for the photo, but it's probably somewhere between late-1950's and early-1960's. The lorry has a few dents in the bumper, so it's not new."

Brian Alexander, Prestonfield, Edinburgh:  February 5, 2014

**  PLEASE SEE ALSO :  Comments 2 below.

 

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Comment

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Alan Grieve

Minehead, Somerset, England

Thank you to Alan Grieve for replying to Comment 1 above.

Alan wrote:

Around 1960?

    Lorry belonging to Roberet Lamb who owned the Wood flour Mill, 23 Dunedin Street

"Comment 1 above states that the sign on the front grille of this Lamb's lorry was a Trojan sign, probably put there for decoration.

It is, in fact, a Perkins Diesel sign showing that the lorry had been fitted with a Perkins Diesel engine which was a very popular conversion just after the war

Most earlier lorries, and some Bedford buses, had petrol engines which did not do many miles to the gallon and conversion to a Perkins diesel was a good way to transform the fuel consumption and give considerable savings on fuel costs."

Alan Grieve, Minehead, Somerset, England:  March 16, 2015

Badge on the Lorry

Thank you to Alan for sending me a photograph of the badge that he mentions above.  The badge comprises:

- four large silver circles, as can be seen on the photo of the Lamb's lorry above, AND

- in the centre of the badge, the words 'PERKINS DIESEL' surrounded by a silver diamond.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 16, 2015

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Robert Lamb's premises being converted to housing  -  2002

This view looks to the north down Beaverhall Road towards the former Duncan's Chocolate factory

The former Roberet Lamb Wood flour Mill at 23 Dunedin Street, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                           Photograph taken 28 July 2002

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Robert Lamb's premises  -  Conversion almost complete  -  2003

This view looks to the west along Dunedin Street from Beaverhall Road

The former Roberet Lamb Wood flour Mill at 23 Dunedin Street, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                                          Photograph taken 1 may 2003

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Robert Lamb's premises  -  Converted  almost complete  -  2003

This view looks to the east along Dunedin Street towards its junction with Beaverhall Road

The former Roberet Lamb Wood flour Mill at 23 Dunedin Street, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                               Photograph taken 1 may 2003

 

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