Thank you to Matt Rooney, New Cumnock. Ayrshire, Scotland, for the
After providing memories from time spent in the Beaverbank area of
Edinburgh, near Powderhall, working for
Duncan's Chocolates and
Beaverbank Motors, Matt gave the following brief comments on his many
other jobs in and around Edinburgh.
"I have had a total of 26 jobs between leaving school at the age of
14 and being made redundant in 1987 while working in the
explosives magazine at the Killoch Colliery in Ochiltree Ayrshire.
working life started at:
- Robert Blacks, the
bakers, in Bonnyrigg THEN
- Baxters, the butchers, Liberton Dams, Edinburgh THEN
Duncan's Chocolates at Beaverbank, Edinburgh THEN
Beaverbank Motors at Beaverbank.
I was in the Army from 1950 until 1956,
starting at Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh, then serving in Hong
Kong, Malaya, and Germany.
I have had a variety of other jobs:
- worked for
Scottish Stamping and Engineering in Ayr.
- working at a wee printers in
- driving double-decker buses from Dalkeith for
- working as an insurance agent in Dalkeith."
Rooney, ( now aged 73) August 2005