Category: Old Town
The thread about a 1949 plan to demolish the Grassmarket and replace it with a “Festival District”
The thread about the Guse Pye; the house of a poet and a painter that hides in plain site within one of Edinburgh’s most famous and recognisable views
The thread about the execution of John Young, the soldier turned forger who refused to give up on life and met a farcical end on the gallows
The thread about the Eight Day of Christmas; who were the Maids of the Maiden Castle?
The thread about an old gravestone in Leith, the King’s Botanist, a bungled attempt to capture Edinburgh Castle for the Jacobites and a death by “surfeit of figs”
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 Bread Street and whether its name has anything to do with medieval bread or baking
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 sad end of young Thomas Aikenhead, the last person to be executed for blasphemy in Britain
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