Asa Wass

Rag and Bone man with scrap yards in Edinburgh

Many people have contacted me with memories of Asa Wass in Edinburgh.

Most of their recollections can be found on these three pages.  Please click on one of the links below to read more

Fountainbridge, where his main scrap yard was based.

Dumbiedykes, where he had a smaller scrap yard, nearby.

Rose Street  where he had a 'shop' on an upper floor.



I also received a message from Irene Beaver who wrote:

Pre- World War 1

"I'm doing some research for a locally based play again.  I had been under the impression that Asi Wass had been earlier in the 20th Century but I was mistaken.

Would anyone know about a rag and bone man from just before World War 1?"

Irene Beaver (née Brown), Kirkliston, Edinburgh:  February 8, 2013

If you'd like to send a reply to Irene, please email me, then I'll pass on her contact details to you.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 9, 2013


Irene wrote again, partially answering the question that she asked above.

Irene wrote:

Asi Wass

Several Generations

"According to a friend, there seem to have been several generations of Asi Wass, dating back to mid 19th Century.

That would explain why my mother and grandmother both spoke about this character   -  same name, different man!"

Irene Beaver (née Brown), Kirkliston, Edinburgh:  February 10, 2013



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