Other work

from 1940s


Thank you to Matt Rooney, New Cumnock. Ayrshire, Scotland, for the recollections below.

After providing memories from time spent in the Beaverbank area of Edinburgh, near Powderhall, working for Duncan's Chocolates and Beaverbank Motors, Matt gave the following brief comments on his many other jobs in and around Edinburgh.

Other Work

"I have had a total of 26 jobs between leaving school at the age of 14 and being made redundant  in 1987 while working in the explosives magazine at the Killoch Colliery in Ochiltree Ayrshire. 

My  working life started at:

Robert Blacks, the bakers, in Bonnyrigg THEN
Baxters, the butchers, Liberton Dams, Edinburgh THEN
Duncan's Chocolates at Beaverbank, Edinburgh THEN
Beaverbank Motors at Beaverbank.


I was in the Army from 1950 until 1956, starting at Dreghorn  Barracks, Edinburgh, then serving in Hong Kong, Malaya, and Germany.

I have had a variety of other jobs:

digging ditches
-  worked for Scottish Stamping and Engineering in Ayr.
-  working at a wee printers in Portobello.
-  driving double-decker buses from Dalkeith for SMT.
-  working as an insurance agent in Dalkeith."

Matt Rooney, ( now aged 73)  August 2005


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