North British
Rubber Works

   Workers departing from the North British Rubber Company, Fountainbridge at the end of the shift




Graham Lewis

Hartwell, Northamptonshire, England

Graham wrote, asking:

Children's Club

"When I was about 12 years old,  that is roundabout 1950-51, I joined a children's club run by this company.

I have always wondered what became of the club.  I'm hoping you can put my mind at rest."

Graham Lewis:  Hartwell, Northamptonshire, England;  June 28, 2006



Roberta Graham

Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Roberta posted a message in the EdinPhoto guestbook, asking what he described as a long shot, going back to 1954:


Nora Graham

"Does anyone remember my mum. Nora Graham?  She worked in what she refers to as 'the rubber mill' in 1954.  She would have been about age 21 at the time.

She lived at 6 Hay Drive, Niddrie.  She had three brothers:

-  Jimmy Graham,

-  George Graham

-  Lawrence Graham"

Roberta Graham, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Reply to Roberta

If you'd like to send a message to Roberta, please email me, then I'll give you her contact details.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  September 15, 2011




Hugh Boyd

North Yorkshire, England

Hugh Boyd wrote:



"I was working in the rubber mill at the time of the fire in 1962.

Fire at North British Rubber Company's Castle Mills, beside the Union Canal, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh  -  January 1962

I can recall that the company I was working for were using oxyacetylene cutters to cut pipework out from the ceiling of the rubber mill.  At this stage, I'll say the company I was working for was NOT responsible for the fire.

There were also other companies involved in doing similar work.  If there are any more photos out there I'd love to view them.

I had a bit of a fright when the mill went up.  We all got out safe and sound and I am sure nobody was injured.  I went back a few days later to see if I could salvage any of my tools but to no avail.  All that was left of my ex-Army working jacket that I had taken of and left on a hook was the zip!"

Hugh Boyd, North Yorkshire, England:  August 20, 2012


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