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This was our Father’s first Barber Shop “Bob’s” which he opened in the West Port 69 years ago.

1951
This was our Father's first Barber Shop "Bob's" which he opened in the West Port 69 years ago.

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1951 – This photo is the classic original shop surrounded by hair products for sale which sold well, before the days of discount stores.

3 Barber Chairs to the right as you came through the front door with a Paraffin Heater to the left side of the Shop this was partitioned to make a small living area with a small Portable Cooker and a Bed and I remember as a boy of around 5 years old spending the night there with my Father.

Also at the age of 6, I spent weekends sleeping in an Alcove in the Shop.

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    Gerald McGuire

    I was in the same class as Robin at St Joseph’s primary school in Broomhouse. I used to get my hair cut by Bob in the West Port shop … a Perry Como in 1959 – 1960. I even had a run out to Kelso in Bob’s magnificent Vauxhall Cresta driven by Robin’s mum going to visit he parents. Great to see all these photos. Bob was a great barber and was highly regarded as such throughout Edinburgh.

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