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The corner of

Kirkgate

and

Coalfield Lane

Leith

Please see 'Reply 1' below for comments on this location.

Around 1920

Scappaticcis Fish & Chip Shop

Scappaticcis Fish & Chip Shop on the corner of Kirkgate and Cotfield Lane, around 1920

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

 

Henderson Street

Thank you to John Stewart, author of the 'Old Leither' web site for allowing me to reproduce this photograph of Scappaticcis fish and chip shop at Henderson Street, Coalhill.

John wrote:

Around 1920

"This photo of the inside of Scappaticci's fish and chip shop  was probably taken around 1920.

John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland:
email, Nov 11, 2010 + phone call, Nov 16, 2010

Outside the Fish and Chip Shop

Here is a view of the outside of Scappaticcis fish and chip shop, also probably taken around 1920:

Scappaticcis Fish & Chip Shop on the corner of Kirkgate and Cotfield Lane, around 1920 ©

Acknowledgement

John Stewart is author of the 'Old Leither' web site.  One of the sections in that site, 'Italian Connections', looks at some of the Italians who have settled and set up business in Leith.

The photos above are featured in the Italian Connections section of the 'Old Leither' web site.

 

Reply

1.

Fraser Parkinson

Pilrig, Edinburgh

I had originally described Scappaticci's fish and chip shop in these photos as being on the corner of Henderson Street and Coalhill.

Scappaticcis Fish & Chip Shop on the corner of Kirkgate and Cotfield Lane, around 1920 ©      Scappaticcis Fish & Chip Shop on the corner of Kirkgate and Cotfield Lane, around 1920 ©

However, Fraser Parkinson has written to tell me that it was actually on the corner of Kirkgate and Coatfield Lane.

Thank you Fraser.  Your comments are helpful.  I've now changed the caption for this page.

Fraser wrote:

Scappaticci's Fish & Chip Shop

"Far be it for me to question yourself or the late John Stewart, but something was not right with this location given for this photo."

Kirkgate and Coatfield Lane

"I can now tell you that the correct location of Scappaticci's Restaurant in Leith was NOT Henderson Street and Coalhill but it was on the corner of Kirkgate and Coatfield Lane.

I've looked very closely at 1960s Edinburgh photographs of this location and the photograph which you have from the 'Old Leithers' website.  The entrance doorway and facade on both photos match perfectly."

Fraser Parkinson, Pilrig, Edinburgh:  October 21, 2013

 

Reply

2.

James Brown

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Thank you to James Brown for adding:

World War II

Haberdashery Shop

"During World War II and after, the premises of Scappaticci's fish and chip shop (below) were occupied by a haberdashery shop."

Scappaticcis Fish & Chip Shop on the corner of Kirkgate and Cotfield Lane, around 1920 ©

"To the right of the former Scappaticci's fish and chip shop in this picture, there is a doorway that gave access to the premises above the ground floor Shops.

More Shops

"To the right of the entrance door for the upper floor premises, there is another small shop.  At the end of WWII, this was a wallpaper shop.

To the right of the wallpaper shop was Laing’s, a double- fronted  butcher shop.  During the time of rationing, this was the butcher shop thatmy Mother used.

All these shops, in the Kirkgate and around the corner from Coatfield Lane, were directly facing St Andrew Street, across the road."

James Brown, Perth, Western Australia, Australia:  October 28 + November 2, 2012

 

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