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“Werner’s Own” Leaving for War (c.1914)

A poignant image from the Great War days showing recruits walking in good spirits down Cowgate towards the railway station on the first leg of their journey to the home front. The recruiting office was in the background, just off Market Place and these men were all colleagues from Werner, Pfleiderer and Perkins on Westfield Road, renamed shortly after the war to the more familiar Baker Perkins, and became known as Werner’s Own Regiment.