Recollections

Beaverbank

1940s

    Beaverhall Road  -  W & M Duncan's Chocolate Factory, around 1927

Beaverbank

The Beaverbank area of Edinburgh is situated beside the Water of Leith, about a mile to the north-east of Princes Street.

   Edinburgh and Leith map, 1925  -  North Edinburgh section

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Beaverbank is in the lower centre of this map, to the south of  Powderhall Stadium, used for greyhound racing and speedway racing until the late 1990s.

This area was once a hive of small industries, but now has been almost entirely redeveloped as housing.

Thank you to Matt Rooney, New Cumnock. Ayrshire, Scotland, for the recollections below of industries in the Beaverbank area:

Matt
Aged 28, 1961

    Matt Rooney, aged 28,  with his landlady's dog

Matt wrote:

Industries

I did like the photos of Duncans Chocolate Factory and the area round there, and well remember the Olden Days when the trams were more common.

Duncan's Chocolate Factory  -  Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh,  1991  -  a worker

I worked as a lad with Duncans before moving to Beaverbank Place.  There I was an Apprentice with the Foden Agency, Beaverbank Motors, in their Wee Bit Interface. edinphoto.org.uk

Thank you to Matt Rooney, New Cumnock. Ayrshire, Scotland, for the recollections below.  More of Matt's recollections of industry in the Beaverbank area of Edinburgh appear on these pages:

Duncan's Chocolate Factory

Beaverbank Motors

Please click here to read about some of Matt's other jobs or here to see an example of Matt's verse and rhyme.

 

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