Sean Connery: Edinburgh fans leave milk carton among flowers under former milkman's plaque

As many across the Capital mourn the passing of the homegrown James Bond icon, two fans paid tribute by offering the former milkman a milkshake in typical 007 fashion.

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 5:33 pm
Fans pay their respects with a carton of milk.

The pair, identified only as Mark and Matthew, placed a carton of milk beside a host of flowers and notes under the plaque dedicated to Sir Sean at Melvin Road where he grew up., Alongside the carton they left a small note which reads: “Have a milkshake on us Sir Sean (Shake it, don’t stir).

"Thanks for it all. Love Mark and Matthew.”

The tribute comes as fans across Edinburgh and the rest of the world pay their respects to the Edinburgh- born actor who passed away on Saturday, aged 90.

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Born in Edinburgh's Fountainbridge area on August 25, 1930, the oldest of two boys, Sir Sean left school at an early age and took his first job as a milkman, complete with his own milk horse-drawn cart.

His official title was the “Cortosphine Dairy Barrow worker”, a job which earned him just over £1 a week.

Although Sir Sean left the job in 1948 and went on to become a part of the Hollywood elite, this note goes to show his roots in Edinburgh are still proudly celebrated and remembered in his passing.

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