"My time at Beaverbank Motors was weird at times, as
I learned more about hunting the shops for cigarettes than learning to be a
Mechanic, and I used to be sent on little errands, like the Glass Hammer, Tartan
Paint and best of all The LONG STAND, where I was missing for almost 2 Hours.
Mechanics didn't know was that I'd been through all this with Duncans, so I
played them at their own game.
I went to
visit all my old pals at Duncans and a lass called Margaret who worked in the
Tyresoles Office - and being pally with the men and lads in Lambs
Cooperage, near the garage, I got them to make me a Long Stand and had the cheek
to get the Mechanics to give me a hand to carry it.
I had worked out how long it had to be so that it would fit between the work
benches at the head of the Garage near to the pot bellied stove which had to
heat the whole garage - and Peter if You've been to the Wee Foundry down
Beaverhall Place that's where the Garage used to be."
Yes, I know the
foundry. Please click on the picture below to see some photos of it from
- Peter Stubbs
was jointly owned by two cousins. One was a
Turner to trade and the other was the Foreman Mechanic. Unfortunately,
I cannot recall their names.
The Boss was very
friendly with William Merrilees of Police fame, and 2 Local contractors, father and
son, their initials were A.R and J.R, possibly Carmichael.
There were others in their Group. I'm not at all
sure who, but I do Know they would gamble
at the Drop of a Hat."