Showroom for Farm Machinery
(but please also see 'Comments 3' below)
"I grew up on Fettes Row and remember the
corner building as not being a billiards hall, but a showroom for farm
The rest of the site was occupied by the firm
Bowens who made or repaired the machinery. It stretched all along the East
side of Fettes Row and went as far along as the park (King George V
It even included the open air part where the
old St Bernard's football pitch used to be. (That's now a parking area for
"Only part of the North side of the street
(opposite about No.10) was Stewart's Dance Hall."
East Silvermills Lane
"My father had a yard in East Silvermills Lane
opposite the sauce factory. He had a firewood business there, but also
used the rest of the land as lockup garages.
I'd love love to see some photos of it."
Morris Borthwick, Edinburgh (ex-No.7 Fettes Row): December 25,