Cosalt

Net Works, Granton, Edinburgh

 

Sepia Photos

Around 1970

Cosalt net works, Granton - around 1970

Cosalt net works, Granton - around 1970

Cosalt net works, Granton - around 1970

 

Colour Photos

1970s

Cosalt net works, Granton - 1970s

Cosalt net works, Granton - 1970s

 

Cosalt Net Works, Granton, Edinburgh

Thank you to Andy Hall for sending me the photos above, that he got from two contacts.

Andy has also set up a web site giving the history of the trawlers that sailed from Granton.

Andy writes:

Cosalt  -  1970s

"The photos are of the net making store of The Great Grimsby Cosalt and Tanning Co Ltd.  They had this yard to the rear of the bank at Granton Square.

The company also had a store / shop on the Middle Pier where the fisherman would buy  gloves, sea boots, mattresses, blankets and basically almost all items of clothing.

Andy Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England:  March 6 2008

Cosalt International Ltd is still in business (March 2008).  It is still based at Grimsby, Lincolnshire,  but has a branch at Leith, Edinburgh.  It provides marine and industrial safety equipment and clothing.

Andy Hall tells me:

Photographers

"The three black and white pictures were taken by John Cameron, Leith Cine Photo Centre, 134 Ferry Road, Leith.

 The two colour photos were taken by Ron Taylor, 152 North High Street, Musselburgh."

Andy Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England:  March 6 2008

Leith Cine Photo Centre was based at this address from 1971 to 1979.  I have converted these photos from black and white to sepia tone.

Ron Taylor's company was still based at Musselburgh when I contacted them in March 2008.

 

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