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Page 1 : My Uncle, Tom Legget writing to Miss Forrester

24th December 1984
Page 1 : My Uncle, Tom Legget writing to Miss Forrester

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1984 – Miss Forrester was Secretary of the Dean Village Association regarding an article that was in the “Dean Village News No 78 Autumn 1984”.

Uncle Tom made reference to the following –
1 – an anomaly regarding “Water of Leith Tannery” ……… Robert Hutchison & Co of Kirkcaldy “no connection”.
2 – “The Skinworks”.
3 – “settling in Edinburgh having fled from France in 1685”.
4. “the Legget family first processed sheepskins at Greenside” (Picardy Place) “Nor’ Loch” (below Edinburgh Castle now Princes Street Gardens) “before moving to the Water of Leith” (Water of Leith Village the name changed around 1884 to the Dean Village).
5 – “Deanhaugh Cottage was the family home”.
6 – “Legget Land”
7 – “established on what was recently the tannery site in 1836 and continued until the new skinworks was built at Kinghorn (Fife) in 1973” ………… “Company Offices retained at Dean Path as a link to tradition”.
8 – “From the 1930s on tanning played a decreasing role in the factory”.

With Permission of the Dean Village Association

Dean Village Memories Added by Dean Village Memories Attributed to: David Le Sueur

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