Father And Son Of Timber Business Standing By Cabin Of Their Lorry c.1947


About this memory

Arthur Rex and his son John.

"My grandfather Arthur Rex and my father John Rex standing next to what I was told was their first lorry (horses and carts before that) in their Tower Place premises not long after the end of the Second World War.

"The company was started by my father's grandfather, also John Rex, who moved up to Edinburgh from Malton in Yorkshire in his twenties. I remember the 'yard' as they called it quite well. It was next door to the building where the dockers signed on for their day's work. You climbed up a few steps to enter the small wooden office overlooking the yard." - Mike Rex [2017]

[see also 0266-001]

Donor number: 0266-001

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