South Clerk Street

Heading south from the GPO, the name of the road becomes:

 North Bridge, South Bridge, Nicolson Street, Clerk Street, South Clerk Street, Newington Road, Minto Street, Mayfield Gardens

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George T SMITH
British Columbia, Canada

-  Model Shop


Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

-  Frank Royle Model Shop

-  The Window

-  Frank Royle



Recollections by

George T Smith

British Columbia, Canada

Thank you to George T Smith replied to memories of a model shop on the Chambers Street  recollections page.

George wrote:

Model Shop

"I noticed a reference to 'Frank Royle, model shop' in Chambers Street.

There was certainly a model shop at the top (west) end of Chambers Street.  I  think however that Royle's shop was close to the Salisbury cinema in  Clerk Street.

As  lad it was my regular Saturday trip to see both shop window displays to see what new model was on show."

George T Smith, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada:  August 19, 2008


Yes.  The Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories for the 1950s and 1960s give this address:

Frank Royle:  The Model Shop:   82 South Clerk Street.

- Peter Stubbs:  August 20, 2008



Recollections by

Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Bryan wrote:

Frank Royle Model Shop

"The Frank Royle shop I remember is the one mentioned by George T Smith on South Clerk Street.

The Salisbury Cinema had gone by my time and the site eventually became part of C J Brown’s furniture store which was across the road on the corner with Bernard Terrace.

The Window

Frank Royle’s window was the first stop on the way home from the New Vic on a Saturday morning to stare enviously in the window at the models, model railway engines, Dinky toys and Meccano sets.

Frank Royle

Frank Royle was a white haired chap who was very tolerant with little boys drooling all over his wonderful array of goodies.

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  August 21, 2008


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