By callumpix

The Parson's Gate

Billy Connoly talks about how the school gates closed on a Friday and the shipyards' gates opened on Monday.

If you came from Granton and Pilton, Parsons Peebles was one of those type of places.

The company began as Bruce Peebles before a merger saw it become Parsons Peebles and although it went through a few more name changes, it was always known simply as "Parsons" to all in the area.

It's speciality was transformers and dynamos and they sold all over the world particularly to the Empire.

In 1999, an enormous fire saw the company now V A Tech Peebles move away from the site, which is now housing.

This gate by the old railway line was once a side entrance to the works which employed hundreds

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