"Jemima was my great aunt.
She had the shop at No.3 Gorgie
Cottages. I used to stay there at weekends when I was growing up and
always had jobs to do, stocking the shelves and using the empty
boxes to weigh out a 'forpit' of tatties
ready to sell the next day.
Crisps cost 3d and a half loaf
cost 1/3d. Jemima
lived in the shop until the it was pulled down.
Jim and Margaret Wood, lived at
No.2 Gorgie cottages from 1949
until 1955. My
dad used to go to the Cash & Carry for
Jemi, or Auntie Mi as I called her.
Photo of the Shop
The shop had
previously been owned by my Grandmother,
Here is a photo of
woman on the left in this photo was my
grandmother, Anne Wood, the child in the
pram was Thomas, her son, my uncle. I'm, not sure who the
other woman was, Jean, I think My uncle was born in 1913
so this picture may have been taken in 1914 or 1915."
Mr & Mrs Lawrie.
They had a daughter, Sheila.
I think their son was Alex
She had a son Jim,
Mrs Gibb and son Peter.
Anne Wood: April 25, 2012