Category: 20th Century
Threads involving the 20th Century
The thread about the Edinburgh aviation craze of 1910, when local aviators tried – with varying degrees of success – to reach for the skies
The thread about the Gibsons of Leith; the enterprising fish smokers who survived shipwreck at the ends of the earth to become pioneers of aviation in Scotland
The thread about the København; the enigmatic Leith-built sailing ship that mysteriously disappeared in the South Atlantic, never to be seen again
The thread about the Lochend Corolite Houses; a one-off experiment in Dutch construction techniques for Edinburgh
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 street with the “ridiculous” name that became an inter-war demonstration scheme for innovative, “non-standard” housing
The thread about the Edinburgh Hostels for Women Students and their brief wartime role as an Internment Camp for German “Enemy Aliens”
The thread about the Twelfth Day of Christmas; the Drum and Drum House
The thread about the Ratho Rail Crash of 1917; “an unfortunate illustration of the danger of taking things for granted”
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