Shades Potatoes



Recollections of Hamilton Place

Recollections 2, 5 and 6 on the Hamilton Place page of this web site refer to Shades, Potato Merchants.  Please click on the thumbnail image below to read Hamilton Place recollections.

Hamilton Street, Leith  -  December 1976

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Jim Suddon

Morningside, Edinburgh

Jim Suddon recalls


"The man who lived downstairs from me, Mr Grimwade, worked for years with Shades, delivering the potatoes from a fine green lorry which was always spick and span.

The word 'Kramo' was on the side also, as this was some sort of telegraphic address system used in those days.

In the early 1950s, I was often out with him and his mate in the lorry, and was able to see behind the scenes of some of the hotels and restaurants as he delivered the bags of potatoes to them.  Health and safety would not allow that today.

Jim Suddon, Morningside, Edinburgh:  February 20, 2009


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