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Margaret Lee – Demolished Houses and Newsagent/Sweet Shop on Dean Path.

Margaret Lee - Demolished Houses and Newsagent/Sweet Shop on Dean Path.

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Left to Right Front – Lorna Robertson (No 33a & 5 Dean Path Building’s) , Michael Brash (33 Dean Path). Back row, Myself, and David Smyth (2 Hawthorn Buildings).

The Broad Stairs (were below the metal Advert Signs for (Sunlight Soap and Brooke Bond Tea) which led to the street called “Damside” and Robert Legget’s Dean Village Tannery.

Walking down the Broad Stairs from the top and turning to the right, was an opening which took you to Whiskey Row a row of Tenement Building’s.

Christine Robertson opened another Newsagent / Sweet Shop at the front of Houses No 33 which was packed with stock. Christine lived through the back of the shop.

The metal Advert Signs are visible on the photo of the gable end of the “New Shop” at No 33 Dean Path.

The local Village children did the paper round’s early morning, afternoon and also on a Saturday and Sunday. They delivered to the Dean Village, Buckingham, Ravelston Sunbury and Belford area’s.

My Brother’s had bikes and did paper rounds. When I eventually had a bike, I would chum and help my Brother John, on his round. I was landed with all the top flat’s at Buckingham and there being no lights on the stair’s (scary in winter).

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