Thank you to Bob
Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh who wrote:
The works in St.
Johns Hill were:
the tannery at the start of the street as
you came off the Pleasance on the left.
Dunbar's Aerated Water
Works. The entrance was
round the corner from the tannery on the Pleasance itself. I
think they only filled soda syphons there.
bottles had a half crown deposit, returnable when the syphon was
returned so I will leave it to your imagination as to why I knew
about the presence of the works. It was more profitable than
collecting the beer bottles on the terracing at Easter road."
Waterston's ceiling wax works.
Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh: December