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Crawford's Biscuits

Elbe Street, Leith

 

Recollections

1.

Betty Wallace (née Baxter)

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to Betty Wallace who wrote:

Crawfords' Biscuits

"After working for C&A Modes in Princes Street, I worked for Crawfords Biscuits on Elbe St, Leith.  I believe it has been turned into flats now.

My pal, Connie, came to work there as well, and also my two sisters.  The girls were known as Crawfords' white mice.

We were on piece work and had to go hard at it to make a decent wage.  Putting little notes inside the tins that were being shipped to the boys in the services during the war was fun."

Betty Wallace (née Baxter), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada:  January 18, 2010

Recollections

2.

Betty Wallace (née Baxter)

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Betty followed up her comments above with messages to the EdinPhoto guestbook in which she said:

Question 1

Ex-Crawford Workers?

"In the late-1940s and the 1950s, I worked for Crawford's Biscuits with:

-  my sisters Ina and Ella

-  my chum Connie Steed

Are there any ex-Crawford workers who remember us?  I'd be glad to hear from them."

Betty Wallace (née Baxter), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Messages posted in EdinPhoto guestbook:  September 17+18, 2010.

Reply to Betty

If you'd like to send a reply to Betty, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to her.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinbrugh, September 18, 2010

Recollections

3.

Robert Findlay

Longford, Tasmania, Australia

Robert Findlay wrote

Question 2

Ian Crawford

"I am trying to locate Ian Crawford, who may now be in his seventies.

Ian may have a son/nephew/cousin who served in the UK Navy.

Can anybody help me to locate him?"

Robert Findlay, Longford, Tasmania, Australia:  July 19, 2011.

Reply to Ian

If you'd like to send a reply to Ian, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinbrugh, July 19, 2011

Recollections

4.

Doreen Boyle

Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to Doreen Boyle wrote:

Workers

"My mother, Dora Donaldson, my Aunt Jean and my mother's best friend, Jessie Henderson all worked Crawfords Biscuit Factory at Leith.    My mother left in 1941.

Other names that  I recall from Crawfords are Violet Duthie, Nellie Elliot and Agnes Henderson (no relation to Jessie)."

Stories

"I remember, as a young girl, hearing stories about their work:

-   If they packed under 99 boxes, my mother would put the total at 199, then the girls including my mother would get a few pennies more in their pay packet.

-   The girls who had to catch the street car got out a few minutes early at lunch time.  The Supervisor would call:  'Car lassies.  Time to go'."

Doreen Boyle, Ajax, Ontario, Canada:  November 14+18+18, 2013 (3 emails)

 

Recollections

5.

Janine Bounden

Devon, England

Thank you to Janine Bounden and her sister Christine for sending me this photo of an item with Crawford's Biscuits name on it:

Janine wrote:

Metal Case to hold a Pencil

"We see that you've received messages from some of the ladies who used to work for Crawford's Biscuits

Here is a photo of an item that we found amongst our dad's belongings.  It opens up and is a pencil holder.  It has a loop at the end which looks like it had a cord through so that it could be hung around the neck.

Crawford's Biscuits  -  Metal Case to hold a Pencil

Metal Pencil Holder marked with the name of Crawford's Biscuits

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Janine bounden

Question

We wonder if one of the ladies who sent Crawford's Biscuits recollections to the EdinPhoto web site would know if this item came as a free gift or if it would have been worn by Crawford's employees.

We hope that somebody will be able to solve our mystery.

Janine Bounden, Devon, England:  May 13, 2014

Reply to Janine

Can you help to answer Janine's question above?  If so, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on their email address to you, so that you can send a message to them if you'd like to.

Thank you:

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 13, 2014

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks