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The Jaffa King

The Jaffa King

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#AuldReekieRetold This mock up advert for A. Berger, grocer and florists includes the printers original notes. Advert reads ‘The Jaffa King. Wholesale and Retail. A Berger, fruit merchants and confectioners. 23 Cadzow Place, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh’. We don’t know if the advert went on to full scale production but does anyone remember the shop existing?
Established in Edinburgh in 1853, The Print firm Smith & Ritchie were located at 71 Albion Street. Did you or someone you know work for them?

AuldReekie Added by AuldReekie Attributed to: Smith & Ritchie Printers

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    David Payne

    My elder brother lived at Milton Street, Abbeyhill in the late 80’s. When I was on school holidays I would stay with him there and I distinctly remember an old school greengrocers and a very respectable, slightly eccentric shopkeeper who wore a burgundy tunic, similar to one worn by a barber who cut my hair in Dumfries around that time. The Jaffa King in brass lettering above the doorway and the old green sunscreens in the windows adjacent to protect the rows of tinned goods on display. Memory told me it was on Abbey Lane but I am maybe confused. I remember a sign for an undertakers, more vaguely which was definitely on Abbey Lane.

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