Looking to the east from

West Crosscauseway

towards

Nicolson Street

South Side, Edinburgh

Snow   -  December 2009

The slopes of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park are just visible in the background

Looking East towards Nicolson Street and Holyrood Park   -  Snow, December 2009

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                 Photograph taken December 23, 2009

 

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   Looking East towards Nicolson Street and Holyrood Park   -  Snow, December 2009

 

Crosscauseway

Question

Jeannie Vietch's Sweetie Shop

On seeing the photograph above, George Smith wrote:

"Might the blue Chinese shop be in the place of Jeannie Vietch's sweetie shop, where my aunt used to buy me a toffee apple or tablet, stood?

The toffee apples were 'brammer' if they were plain toffee but I found the ones rolled in grated coconut tended to catch in my teeth."

George Smith, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada:  January 7, 2010

Answer

Jeannie Vietch's Sweetie Shop

The Chinese Supermarket, AIHUA, is at 36 West Crosscauseway.

I believe that Mrs Vietch's shop would have been a little further down the street, on the left-hand side, just beyond the white shop (now Starbucks Coffee) in this photo.  That would have been on the east side of Nicolson Street.  i.e.

Vietch & Huston, Wholesale & Retail Confectioners

54 Crosscauseway (now 54 East Crosscauseway)

Peter Stubbs:  January 11, 2009

 

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