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Fire at my mum’s workplace William Mutrie & Son

May 1957
Fire at my mum's workplace William Mutrie & Son

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1957 – Miller Row, Dean Village.

My mum helped rescue some costumes when the facility went on fire. I believe she went to work there in 1951, when I was 4 1/2. She did all of the hand sewing.

My mum also worked for Mutrie’s when they moved to Broughton Street in Edinburgh. I was in both places and remember mum showing me the costumes.

Fraser Neal (owner) also lived in the Dean Village as did his Cutter Johnnie Corbett, who lived in number 2 Well Court.

I Remember seeing the burned out building in the Newspaper.

My oldest sister danced for the Lex McLean Show, who I believe used Mutrie’s costumes.

Dean Village Memories Added by Dean Village Memories Attributed to: Lynn Ridgway / " The Scotsman Publications Ltd "

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    Gary Mills

    My Granny was a seamstress at Mutries told stories about sorting dresses for the London Palliadium.

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  2. Patrick McCole
    Patrick McCole

    Hello Gary,
    Thank you for your very interesting comments/details about your Granny “sorting dresses for the London Palladium”. Is your Granny still living, if so it would be great to hear more about her memories of when she worked in Mutries ? Thanks, Patrick

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  3. Patrick McCole
    Patrick McCole

    Hello again Garry, If your Granny is no longer with us do you have any other memories that your Granny mentioned her working week etc., that you can share about Mutries or any Mutries memorabilia/photos etc., ?

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