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Lorraine Edwards

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

Thank you to Lorraine who wrote:



"My brother remembers my mother working in a greengrocers in Potterrow around 1958, but he cannot remember the name of the shop.

Does anyone remember the name of a greengrocer in Potterow in the 1950s?

Lorraine Edwards, Burdiehouse Edinburgh:  July 9, 2012

Reply to  Lorraine?

I've looked through the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories for 1940 and 1950, but have not found any greengrocers in Potterrow listed in them.

These directories do have lists of Edinburgh greengrocers, but I expect that only a small proportion of greengrocers chose (and paid) to be listed in them.

If you think you can help to answer Lorraine's question, please email me.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  July 9, 2012






Stuart Lyon

Blackford, Edinburgh

Thank you to Stuart Lyon who looked up the 1915 Valuation Roll and sent the message below:



"There was a shop at 36+38 Potterrow.  It was owned in 1915 by the Trustees of the late Hugh Paterson, per Miss Mary S Paterson, 38 Henderson Row, per Charles White & Son 9 Nicolson Square.

Charles White & Son are property factors who still operate from a shop in Morningside Road.

The shop was  run as a Grocers.  It is shown on the Valuation Roll as being occupied by Valentine Byrne, but of course, the name of the shop may have been different in 1958."

Stuart Lyon, Blackford, Edinburgh:  July 10, 2012 (2 emails)


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