Alexander McLennan

Blacksmith

1992 and 2004

Alexander McLennan standing at the door of his blacksmiths workshop at Dunedin Street, Powderhall 

At the Workshop Doorway

Alexander McLennan with his hammer, in the middle of his blacksmiths workshop at Powderhall 

In the Workshop 1

Alexander McLennan with his hammer, in the middle of his blacksmiths workshop at Powderhal 

In the Workshop 2

The south wall of Alexander McLennan's blacksmiths workshop at Powderhall

Workshop Wall

   Alexander McLennan working in the yard outside his blacksmiths workshop at Dunedin Street, Powderhall

Working in the Yard

 

Alexander McLennan

Blacksmith

Since 1951, Alexander McLennan is has run his small blacksmith  business from his workshop in Dunedin Street, Powderhall.  Now, in 2004, it is a one-man business with a steady trade from the nearby Edinburgh New Town (built in the mid 18th century!).

Most of the other industries in the Powderhall area in the area including Duncan's chocolate factory, a Lamb's wood flour mill supporting the linoleum industry in Kirkcaldy, Waterston's sealing wax works and several engineering firms have now closed down or left the area.

UPDATE

Alexander McLennan retired during summer 2006.

 

 

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Edinburgh at Work

   Photograph of people at work in Burton's Biscuit Factory  -  with 'Edinburgh at Work' title

Scotland at Work

   Carnoustie Castings

      

   

 

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