I have had a longstanding interest in old pharmacy and chemist shops. This interest began in childhood! One of my earliest memories was from my pram: above me I could see a golden pot and I wondered why it was out of my reach! This was of course a golden mortar and pestle – the pharmacy sign hanging above the door!
This post – GORGET OINTMENT – shares the history of the Pharmacy that had operated in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket for 163 years until its closure in 1960.
One of my earliest memories was from my pram: above me I could see a golden mortar & pestle [the Pharmacy sign outside the Chemist shop]. I wondered why a jar of sweeties should have been raised so high and kept so well out of my reach?