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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.

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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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