Category: New Town
The thread about the problem of sewage disposal in 19th century Edinburgh and Leith, and how something ended up being done about it
The Thread about Darlings; “All for the Ladies”; where the “Older Woman” could go to “forsake the styles of youth to select fashions that have dignity”
The thread about three old photographs of Canal Street railway station and what they can show us of mid-19th century Edinburgh
The thread about the Disruption; why that meant churchgoing in Scotland went offshore for some, and why it was a pivotal moment for the development of photography
The thread about the Leith Banking Company, its unusual banknotes, and what became of it
The thread about Alexander Bain, and why his name should be every bit as well known as those of Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell and John Logie Baird
The thread about Mrs Maciver, Edinburgh’s first cookery teacher and writer; who published the first known recipe for Haggis (and a little about the early history of that dish)
The thread about the early history of vegetarianism in Edinburgh; the pioneering café that was a haven for suffragettes and the tragic demise of its idealistic founder
The thread about Robert Brydone’s Circular Delivery Companies; which repeatedly tried to challenge the Royal Mail’s monopoly and repeatedly failed
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