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The 69 year old story of the history of “Bobs” the famous Family Hairdressing Dynasty.

“Bobs” first opened in the West Port in 1951 and the last shop closed on 31st October 2020.

This was our Father's first Barber Shop "Bob's" which he opened in the West Port 69 years ago.
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 - Photo of our Father at the front door looking very young and pleased with himself
1951 - Photo of our Father at the front door looking very young and pleased with himself
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1939 - This is a side view of our Father aged 13 taken in Grudziadz, Poland.
1939 - This is a side view of our Father aged 13 taken in Grudziadz, Poland.
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1940 - The family photo from left to right front row, Franciszka our Polish Grandmother age 34,
1940 - The family photo from left to right front row, Franciszka our Polish Grandmother age 34,
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1951 - Behind our father was a gas Ascot Water Heater and there were 3 Chairs
1951 - Behind our father was a gas Ascot Water Heater and there were 3 Chairs
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1952 - The poster is just one that our father thought up to promote his businesss.
1952 - The poster is just one that our father thought up to promote his businesss.
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1952 - Our Father cutting hair on the right with 2 other Barbers.
1952 - Our Father cutting hair on the right with 2 other Barbers.
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1952 - The picture of the lady was for a hair dye product called Inecto,
1952 - The picture of the lady was for a hair dye product called Inecto,
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1952 - Photographed on the far side is our father shaving a customer.
1952 - Photographed on the far side is our father shaving a customer.
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1952 - This photo of our Father is an early one in the West Port.
1952 - This photo of our Father is an early one in the West Port.
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1953 - The "BEFORE AND AFTER" was an advert for Brylcreem.
1953 - The "BEFORE AND AFTER" was an advert for Brylcreem.
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1956 - From left to right our Father, Larry Taylor, and Jimmy Chapman.
1956 - From left to right our Father, Larry Taylor, and Jimmy Chapman.
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1958 - The Cabinet is full of everything to do with shaving, creams, oils, and lotions,
1958 - The Cabinet is full of everything to do with shaving, creams, oils, and lotions,
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1958 - On the steps from the bottom, 1st member of the public ? 2nd Duncan Wright,
1958 - On the steps from the bottom, 1st member of the public ? 2nd Duncan Wright,
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1959 - Our father sitting on the bonnet of his left hand drive Vauxhall Cresta
1959 - Our father sitting on the bonnet of his left hand drive Vauxhall Cresta
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1959 - Price List showing old £. s. p. prices.
1959 - Price List showing old £. s. p. prices.
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1959 - Our Father learned to play the accordion at home in Grudiadz in Poland
1959 - Our Father learned to play the accordion at home in Grudiadz in Poland
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1959 - This photo was taken in South Queensferry on a Wednesday which was our half day off work.
1959 - This photo was taken in South Queensferry on a Wednesday which was our half day off work.
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1962 - Photo of our parents taken at home.
1962 - Photo of our parents taken at home.
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1962 - Charlie Mearns cutting a Customer's hair.
1962 - Charlie Mearns cutting a Customer's hair.
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1962 - Barbers Jimmy Chapman left and Larry Taylor right, using Hair Clippers
1962 - Barbers Jimmy Chapman left and Larry Taylor right, using Hair Clippers
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1963 - The Edinburgh Evening News photographs Jack Milroy cutting the Tape at "Bobs"..
1963 - The Edinburgh Evening News photographs Jack Milroy cutting the Tape at "Bobs"..
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1963 - Jack Milroy left as Francie and Rikki Fulton as Josie.
1963 - Jack Milroy left as Francie and Rikki Fulton as Josie.
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1963 - Jack MiIroy the famous Scottish Entertainer cutting the Ribbon thus Officially Opening "Bobs" in 13a Brougham Street.
1963 - Jack MiIroy the famous Scottish Entertainer cutting the Ribbon thus Officially Opening "Bobs" in 13a Brougham Street.
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1963 - "Edinburgh Newest Continental GENTS HAIR STYLIST
1963 - "Edinburgh Newest Continental GENTS HAIR STYLIST
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1963 - Jack Milroy helping himself to a free shave.
1963 - Jack Milroy helping himself to a free shave.
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1963 - The people outside are passers by but the lady on the very left is Mrs Weffa McKeen,
1963 - The people outside are passers by but the lady on the very left is Mrs Weffa McKeen,
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1963 - This article and advert appeared in the Evening News when 13a Brougham Street opened.
1963 - This article and advert appeared in the Evening News when 13a Brougham Street opened.
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1963 - The girl washing hair was Rhona in our new appointment salon.
1963 - The girl washing hair was Rhona in our new appointment salon.
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1964 -Jimmy Chapman photographed outside our Father's Barber's Shop in the West Port.
1964 -Jimmy Chapman photographed outside our Father's Barber's Shop in the West Port.
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1964 - This Pub was the Cas Rock, we used this Pub a lot after work and I had my first Pint or was it illegal Pint there.
1964 - This Pub was the Cas Rock, we used this Pub a lot after work and I had my first Pint or was it illegal Pint there.
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1964 - Jimmy Chapman cutting Charlie Mearns hair.
1964 - Jimmy Chapman cutting Charlie Mearns hair.
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1964 - My Father's 5 Barber's photographed in the Doorway of his West Port Shop.
1964 - My Father's 5 Barber's photographed in the Doorway of his West Port Shop.
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1965 - Left Charlie Mearns and right Charlie Miller who started his Apprenticeship with "Bobs" in the West Port aged just 15.
1965 - Left Charlie Mearns and right Charlie Miller who started his Apprenticeship with "Bobs" in the West Port aged just 15.
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1966 - Our Mum and Dad met the TV comedian "Parrot Face" whilst on holiday in Majorca.
1966 - Our Mum and Dad met the TV comedian "Parrot Face" whilst on holiday in Majorca.
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1967 - Our Father with the flower in his lapel is my Wedding Day.
1967 - Our Father with the flower in his lapel is my Wedding Day.
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1967 - Chic Murray the Scottish Comedian and his wife signed the reverse side of
1967 - Chic Murray the Scottish Comedian and his wife signed the reverse side of
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1967 - This is an Invoice for a BBC Radio Interview that our Father gave about "Men's Hairdressing and Styling".
1967 - This is an Invoice for a BBC Radio Interview that our Father gave about "Men's Hairdressing and Styling".
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1968 - Report of our Father's Fatal Accident in the Evening News.
1968 - Report of our Father's Fatal Accident in the Evening News.
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1968 - "Bobs" our Father's Barber shop at 116 West Port was on the other side of the road
1968 - "Bobs" our Father's Barber shop at 116 West Port was on the other side of the road
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1968 - Here I am photographed for an article in the Tattler Magazine.
1968 - Here I am photographed for an article in the Tattler Magazine.
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1975 - Bob's Hairdressing for Men opened in 69 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge in 1975.
1975 - Bob's Hairdressing for Men opened in 69 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge in 1975.
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1999 - This photo was taken of Charlie Miller when he Retired from cutting hair.
1999 - This photo was taken of Charlie Miller when he Retired from cutting hair.
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Charlie Miller on the right in 1965- I can remember as a young Apprentice being amazed
Charlie Miller on the right in 1965- I can remember as a young Apprentice being amazed
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2000 - "Bob's" Reunion was solely for the Barbers, that worked in the West Port Barber's Shop.
2000 - "Bob's" Reunion was solely for the Barbers, that worked in the West Port Barber's Shop.
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2000 - "Bob's" West Port Reunion, Husbands and Wives Photo.
2000 - "Bob's" West Port Reunion, Husbands and Wives Photo.
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2000 - Page 1 of a Photographic Table Decoration, set for the "Reunion".
2000 - Page 1 of a Photographic Table Decoration, set for the "Reunion".
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2000 - Page 2 - Reunion Photographic Table Decoration.
2000 - Page 2 - Reunion Photographic Table Decoration.
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2000 - Page 3 Reunion Photographic Table Decoration.
2000 - Page 3 Reunion Photographic Table Decoration.
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1968 - Page 4 "Reunion" Photographic Table Decoration.
1968 - Page 4 "Reunion" Photographic Table Decoration.
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2000 - Page 1 of the Triangular Photo Display, was another Table Decoration set for the Reunion.
2000 - Page 1 of the Triangular Photo Display, was another Table Decoration set for the Reunion.
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2000 - Page 2 of the Triangular Photo Table Decoration.
2000 - Page 2 of the Triangular Photo Table Decoration.
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2000 - Page 3 of the Triangular Photo Table Decoration.
2000 - Page 3 of the Triangular Photo Table Decoration.
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2019 - Another photo taken in Lauriston on the day of my retirement cutting the hair
2019 - Another photo taken in Lauriston on the day of my retirement cutting the hair
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2019 - Me and Robert Main who started as my Apprentice in Bob's in 1969.
2019 - Me and Robert Main who started as my Apprentice in Bob's in 1969.
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2019 - In Lauriston we always had a Competition with the Customers for the Best Post Card
2019 - In Lauriston we always had a Competition with the Customers for the Best Post Card
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2019 - This photo was taken when I was retiring on my last day in Lauriston.
2019 - This photo was taken when I was retiring on my last day in Lauriston.
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1981 - Me with a Coffee Machine - 4 pence a cup in Comely Bank.
1981 - Me with a Coffee Machine - 4 pence a cup in Comely Bank.
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2020 - Pictured from left to right Dave and Lynda and me all retired on 31st October 2020
2020 - Pictured from left to right Dave and Lynda and me all retired on 31st October 2020
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2020 - "Goodbye FROM ALL OF US" card
2020 - "Goodbye FROM ALL OF US" card
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2020 - Notice on the door from 1st Oct till the day we closed 31st Oct. This sign was at eye level.
2020 - Notice on the door from 1st Oct till the day we closed 31st Oct. This sign was at eye level.
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2020 - Interior of the Shop - 5 barber chairs with a front washing basin in front.
2020 - Interior of the Shop - 5 barber chairs with a front washing basin in front.
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2020 - David Turner cutting Alan Orr's hair, a loyal customer for 40 years.
2020 - David Turner cutting Alan Orr's hair, a loyal customer for 40 years.
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2020 - Interior of the Shop.
2020 - Interior of the Shop.
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2020 - Interior of the Shop.
2020 - Interior of the Shop.
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2020 - Interior of the Shop.
2020 - Interior of the Shop.
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2020 - Interior of the Shop.
2020 - Interior of the Shop.
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2020 - Lynda cutting James McAlpine's hair.
2020 - Lynda cutting James McAlpine's hair.
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2020 - Lynda Falconer with customer James McAlpine not yet 18.
2020 - Lynda Falconer with customer James McAlpine not yet 18.
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2020 - This was the back shop where Lynda worked social distancing from Dave and myself.
2020 - This was the back shop where Lynda worked social distancing from Dave and myself.
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2020 - Photographs on the wall of my Father's Shop in the West Port including some amateur paintings.
2020 - Photographs on the wall of my Father's Shop in the West Port including some amateur paintings.
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2020 - During the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown, I was preparing the Shop for re-opening,
2020 - During the Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown, I was preparing the Shop for re-opening,
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2020 - A card from a Customer.
2020 - A card from a Customer.
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2020 - Coronavirus Pandemic Track and Trace forms requested by the Government
2020 - Coronavirus Pandemic Track and Trace forms requested by the Government
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2020 - From left to right Jim Aitken, David Turner, Robin, and Colin Campbell photographed on the last hour of closing.
2020 - From left to right Jim Aitken, David Turner, Robin, and Colin Campbell photographed on the last hour of closing.
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2020 - Thoughts for closing the Door after 45 years - It was happy but emotional.
2020 - Thoughts for closing the Door after 45 years - It was happy but emotional.
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2020 - "End of an Era 48 years in Comely Bank - a big thank you to all our Customers"
2020 - "End of an Era 48 years in Comely Bank - a big thank you to all our Customers"
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2020 - "Final cut... end of a dynasty as last of Bob's family barbers shops closes"
2020 - "Final cut... end of a dynasty as last of Bob's family barbers shops closes"
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2020 - Bob's closing for the last time, highlighted on the
2020 - Bob's closing for the last time, highlighted on the
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