The thread about the Lochend Steel Houses; Edinburgh’s first prefabricated houses, why some people didn’t want them and why others didn’t want to build them
The thread about the Second Day of Christmas; a Leith Dovecot connection
The thread about the air raids on Edinburgh and Leith during WW2 and the civilian loss of life they caused
The thread about William Roy’s “Great Map” of Scotland and what details we can see of mid-18th century Leith on it
The thread about interwar school design in Edinburgh; how the bricks and mortar of education were mobilised in the City’s “Crusade Against Consumption”
The thread about the East Foul Burn; the long forgotten rivulet of East Edinburgh which carried away most of the sewage of the Old Town, turning it to an industriously productive use on its way
The thread about the ever growing and changing boundaries of Edinburgh over the last 600 years and some local burghs you perhaps never knew existed
The thread about the Luftwaffe’s glow-in-the-dark bombing maps of Edinburgh and Leith and the air defences that were there to stop them
The thread about Hawkhill (the hill that isn’t there) and Hawkhill House (the house that isn’t there) and the marvellous things that once went on there
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