"One thing I do remember was that Primrose
Street was cobbled, probably one of the
last cobbled streets around.
"Across the road to the left
and round the corner from our flat was
Smith's the bakers and behind that into
Primrose Street was the actual bakery."
"Next to that and set back a bit was a
cottage that was derelict. I cannot
say who lived in it or owned it. It was
always a bit of a mystery."
Fruit + Veg Cart
"Further down the street on our side was a
lane with stables, but I think only one horse
kept there. It belonged to a man who had a
fruit and veg cart cart that he hitched to the
"The other local worthy was the man who
delivered the bleach in a small barrow. He
had one arm and had a storage area in this lane."
"Next to the lane was a small engineering
works, possibly called Primrose or Leith
Engineering. I cannot comment on what was further
down the street. I cannot recall ever going further down the street
than the Engineering Works."
I don't have any pics of the street. I hope somebody else might have
one that they can send in to the site.
My Dad had a Kodak Box
Brownie camera, but I don't recall him ever using it."
Andrew Gordon, Borders, Scotland: October 29, 2012