of Leithers (on Facebook)
... continuing the work of John Stewart
John Stewart was
born and brought up in Leith, then later moved to Livingston, West
Lothian. In 2001, John created a web site,
'Old Leither' on which people shared their photos and memories of
A group of contributors to the 'Old Leither' sit
showed their appreciation to John by holding a surprise party for him at
Leith Library in October 2010.
John kept his Old Leither'
site running until 2012 but, sadly, died in January that year after
a short illness. Friends and family were keen to ensure that all the
material on the site would not be lost, and that others would be able to
continue to contribute more. So they created
Spirit of Leithers pages on
Facebook in 2012.
I don't contribute to Facebook myself, but I've
heard good reports about the
Spirit of Leithers pages from others.
So I can recommend having a look at the site, and possibly contributing
to it, or perhaps posting any questions that you have about Leith there.
Peter Stubbs: Edinburgh: May 10, 2015