Recollections

Auto Sales

Pitt Street (later re-named Dundas Street), Edinburgh

 

Recollections

1.

Alan Dunnett

Berwick on Tweed, Berwickshire, England

Thank you to Alan Dunnett who wrote:

Apprentice Mechanic

"When I first came to Edinburgh in 1963, at 16 years old, I got a job as an apprentice mechanic at Auto Sales, Pitt Street, on the corner of Fettes Row.

The owners were Charlie and Bobby Woolley

-  The mechanic was Ronnie Simpson from Goldenacre.

-  The car cleaner was Jimmy Cowley from Portobello
He
says he was a singer during the war with Joe Loss

At lunchtime, we would go round to Donald's Cafe on the corner of Eyre Terrace, always busy due to the good food."

Alan Dunnett, Berwick on Tweed, Berwickshire, England:  October 14, 2013

 

Recollections

2.

Alan Dunnett

Berwick on Tweed, Berwickshire, England

Thank you to Alan Dunnett for writing again with more memories of the time when he worked for Auto Sales.

Alan wrote:

North British Rubber Works Products

"When I was at Auto Sales, I remember one of the workers showing me a little blue tin containing 3 condoms (French letters).  The name on them was 'Clarion', but I've not been able to trace any mention of that name anywhere."

Alan Dunnett, Berwick on Tweed, Berwickshire, England:  October 30, 2013

 

Recollections

3.

Alan Dunnett

Berwick, Berwickshire, England

On finding a photo of the junction of Fettes Row and Dundas Street (formerly Fettes Row and Pitt Street) on the EdinPhoto web site, Alan wrote:

Looking west from Dundas Street to

Auto Sales

    Fettes Row, Edinburgh - 1970s

"The building on the right in this photo was Auto Sales' Showroom.  The dark building nearest the camera was the workshop.

The building had originally been the Runwell Bicycle Factory.  When I worked for Auto Sales, there were still a few wrapped metal mudguards behind the entry door!"

Alan Dunnett, Berwick, Berwickshire, Scotland:  November 10, 2013

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