Robert Cresser

Brush Shop

40 Victoria Street, Edinburgh




Danny Callaghan

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

After seeing photos of Robert Cresser's shop at 40 Victoria Street on the EdinPhoto web site, Danny Callaghan wrote

Robert Cresser


"When I worked at Souness & Spiers timber merchants in Warriston in the early-1960s, we used to supply Robert Cresser with blanks for their brushes

There was a large variety of types from your standard broom head to deck scrubbers to specials that they made up for brewers etc.

We used saugh, the Scottish name for poplar. This was a hard wood but stood up to being wet. We did a fair bit of our own logging under contract at Newbattle Abbey.

I was down Victoria Street couple months ago and saw what was Robert Chesser.  It is now a dress shop.

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  April 22, 2012

40 Victoria Street

Please click on the thumbnail image below to see a few photos of Robert Cresser's shop at 40 Victoria Street between 1992 and 2001.

Robert Cresser's Brush Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Edinburgh

I have taken several more photos of the shop between 2002 and 2012.  I plan to add some of these to the EdinPhoto web site at some stage.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 10, 2012


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