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 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 Eight Day of Christmas; who were the Maids of the Maiden Castle?
The thread about the Third Day of Christmas; an Edinburgh French Connection
The thread about Sighthill Neuk; what makes this quiet and leafy, post-war, suburban street so very special and totally unique?
The thread about Blackburns, BISFs, Orlits and Whitson-Fairhursts. A guide to pre-fabricated, permanent, post-war housing in Edinburgh, how to recognise it and where to see it
The thread about the excavation of parts of Edinburgh’s old cable tramway system from beneath Leith Walk, what the various pieces of ironmongery were and how it all worked
The thread about the early history of trams in Edinburgh, how horses just couldn’t cope and how the city came to adopt cable cars as its preferred means of public transport
The thread about two very different Edinburgh schools that were built at the same time, for two very different visions of secondary education (and why Boroughmuir was built wrong. Twice.)
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