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 the brief life of the Dalmuir aero industry; when Clyde shipbuilders constructed the largest aircraft in the world
The thread about the Royal Mint of Scotland; what connects it to a pioneering school for the city’s poorest children, and how it has continued to serve marginalised people in the city
The thread about David Allan’s watercolours of Edinburgh workers in the 18th century; what they looked like and what their jobs entailed
The thread about Portobello’s Marine Gardens in WW2; when an old seaside ballroom was converted into a bus garage before being turned into a factory for building landing craft
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 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 Bonnington; its early history; where its name comes from; which Bonnington House is which; and a little bit of its early industries
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