The Happy Carrot

Fruit & Veg

26 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh


The Happy Carrot, 26 Raeburn Plcce, Stockbridge  -  December 1992                                   Photo taken December 16, 1992


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    The Happy Carrot, 26 Raeburn Plcce, Stockbridge  -  December 1992


The Happy Carrot

Thank you to Bill Hall who wrote after seeing this photo of OA Goll's barber's shop at 28 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, on the EdinPhoto web site.

O A Goll, Barber, 28 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Bill told me that from 1990 until 1994 he had the fruit and veg shop next door, 'The Happy Carrot'.


The photo at the top of this page was taken in December 1992.

Bill wrote

The Happy Carrot

"We sold Herbs, spices and fruit and veg.  The origin of the name was from the previous owner, John Anderson (?) .  He named it after a health food shop in the film 'The Sleeper' starring Woody Allen.  Woody played a jazz musician and owner of the Happy Carrot Health-Foodstore, living in Manhattan in 1973.


The shop had originally been a house and was split off from the main house which was at the back of the tenement.  The classical violinist Leonard Friedman, lived in this flat.  At night, when the shop was closed, I could hear Leonard practicing with a piano accompanying him.


A highlight, around the early 1990s, was a concert given by Leonard and Aly Bain, who lived in Stockbridge too.  The concert was in the halls in Hamilton Place.  Leonard had to learn a Shetland air and Aly had to learn a classical piece.  It was a great night.  I have great memories of a great community.



Here is a photo of 26 Raeburn Place, taken about 18 months later,  in May 1994.

Gourmet Pasta, 26 Raeburn Plcce, Stockbridge  -  May 1994



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