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Mrs J Croy Grocer

My gt grandmother Betsy Croy nee Dennison. My grandfather looks to be aged about 2 so I based the date on that. Anyone know where the shop was? I think they lived in Victoria St around that time. A poor photo but it looks like something in the window is priced a tuppence.
Picture added on 04 June 2009
She's listed in the 1901 census as living in Junction Road. As the entry is given between numbers 21 and 25 Victoria Street, I'd guess she maybe lived in the house behind the present Chinese restaurant, or close by. I can't find her shop in the couple of Almanacs I have about that date though, so I can't tell if she had her shop in Junction Road too. It looks like the building at the head of Gunn's Close, but that is just a guess.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 08 June 2009
Yes Paul the family did live on Junction Road. My gt grandfather was not listed in the 1901 census as he was in the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh at the time and he died in 1902. They had a dairy and I believe the building that is now the Chinese restaurant was the byre and they lived in the house at the back. I think you are right that the shop was in the building at the head of Gunn's Close as I've since discovered they had moved to no 61 Victoria Street by the time the 1902/3 valuation roll was published. If I've got the right building the doorway is now a window?
Added by Cathleen Spence on 10 June 2009
Just visible on the right in picture #1839.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 10 June 2009
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