Long before social media, if you had goods or services to sell, what better way to advertise than painting on the wall outside your front door.


At the door of this tenement on the South Bridge near Chambers Street you can still see a note of who lived and worked at this building.

On the top flat (floor) was a Straw and Felt Hatter by the name of Wright and one of his neighbours was a Mr Crawford.  Right up until the 1960’s the Old Town of Edinburgh was a hustle and bustle of commerce and it was common to purchase goods from workshops in the area.

Apart from a few retail outlets most of the buildings are now residential and prohibit manufacturing on the premises.



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