The thread about Tod’s Mill, the biggest and most modern in Scotland, which survived Leith’s largest ever fire (and explosions) to bring vast wealth to its charitable owners
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 Ninth Day of Christmas; the Lady behind Lady Fife’s house, well and brae and what she has to do with Primrose
The thread about the Second Day of Christmas; a Leith Dovecot connection
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 wealthy inventor, the Bard, the first steamboat, the paddle-powered Georgian warship, the Kings of Denmark and Sweden and what any of this has to do with turnips
The thread about the Interceptor Sewers; how Victorian Edinburgh cleaned up the Water of Leith. Twice.
The thread about the problem of sewage disposal in 19th century Edinburgh and Leith, and how something ended up being done about it
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