Category: Tollcross and Fountainbridge
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 everything you never needed to know about the coming of electricity to Edinburgh; why the city had to use sewage to cool its main power station; and how it was the first part of the National Grid
The thread about the Youngers and the McEwans, a Scottish brewing dynasty that would combine to totally dominate the Scottish industry. And just what it has to do with “Alice in Wonderland”
The thread about Rosemount, the long gone Georgian villa in Edinburgh’s West End that lent its name to two radically different model housing schemes
The thread about Asa Wass & Son; the rags-to-riches rag-and-bone men of 19th century Edinburgh – were they always as they was?
The thread about #NowAndThen photo montages of old railway stations, tramways and bridges around Edinburgh and Leith
The thread about the early history of the Union Canal when it came into Edinburgh, why the Leamington Lift Bridge wasn’t always at Leamington and what became of its “Ports”
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