Baker and Confectioner
Proprietors outside W Gardiner's Baker and Confectioner shop
on the corner of Dean Street and
Hermitage Place, Stockbridge
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Arthur Dutch, Clashmore, Sutherland,
formerly a partner in Lonsdale
& Dutch, Tinsmiths, Stockbridge, Edinbuurgh
Clashmore, Sutherland, Scotland:
formerly Stockbridge, Edinburgh
you to Arthur Dutch for providing this photo.
"I remember when there were two pillars at
each end of Hermitage Place. They had metal archways between them
and there would have been a lantern n each of them.
They were there until the horse-drawn dust
carts were replaced by lorries. What a great pity they have gone.
They were very attractive pieces of metal work.
I have very happy memories of Stockbridge."
Arthur Dutch, Clashmore, Sutherland,
Scotland; formerly Stockbridge,
The comments above are taken from a letter
that Arthur Dutch wrote to Joan M
Beattie, Stockbridge, Edinburgh on 21 September 2015.
Hermitage Place is a short street running between
Raeburn Place and Dean Street at Stockbridge. The street is shown on
the Kirkwood 1817 map of Edinburgh.
There was also a Hermitage Place at Leith.
In order to avoid confusion between the two, Hermitage Place at
Stockbridge was re-named Raeburn Street in 1968.
These details come from 'The Place Names
of Edinburgh' (Author: Stuart Harris)
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: 24 October 2015
Joan Taylor (née
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Yesterday, I added Arthur Dutch's
Recollections 1 to this page (above)
Today, I received the message below from
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: 25
"It's so nice to see that Arthur is still
contributing to your website.
I grew up knowing Arthur and his sister Margaret.
mother and father Ella and Jock Dutch (Moir &
Baxter, Comely Bank) were life-long friends of my parents, George (Coal
Merchant, Comely Bank Row) and Agnes Lamb
I wish Arthur well."
(née Lamb), Burlington, Ontario, Canada
York, Yorkshire, England
you to Arthur Sutherland who wrote:
"I was Interested to
see this photo of the shop on the corner of Dean Street and Hermitage
Place. I recall it as being a licensed grocers. I think it
was called Shaws.
lived in the top floor of 67 Raeburn Place, in the next block."
"I was also interested to see that the
photo came from Arthur Dutch, of Lonsdale and Dutch, whose workshop was
just up the road from my Grandma's house at 29a Howe Street.
I used to spend nights there trying to get to
sleep, thinking that I had terrible tinnitus. It wasn't until many
years later that I realised that the noise that I was hearing came from
the ultrasonics of the forge on the Lonsdale & Dutch premises."
Arthur Sutherland, York, Yorkshire,
England: 16 November 2016