Tag: Written 2022
The thread about AIROHs, ARCONs, Tarrans and Uni-SECOs; temporary, post-war, prefabricated housing in Edinburgh and where it was built
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 the Regent Road; why it had to be built and why the usually infallible Robert Stevenson made a mistake at one end which changed the top of Easter Road forever
The thread about the old house in Trinity; why it is in the “wrong” orientation; what it was called and why; and who were some of the people with connections to it
The thread about a curious house for sale; its short, scandalous and unhappy life as a matrimonial home; its place in a small community of eminent artists and the hidden civic building lurking within its walls
The thread about how Edinburgh’s Victorian school architects tried to stamp out left-handedness; how German thinking and London styling heavily influenced their work, and a spot of Victorian NIMBYism
The Thread about Darlings; “All for the Ladies”; where the “Older Woman” could go to “forsake the styles of youth to select fashions that have dignity”
The thread about the Disruption; why that meant churchgoing in Scotland went offshore for some, and why it was a pivotal moment for the development of photography
The thread about the air raids on Edinburgh and Leith during WW2 and the civilian loss of life they caused
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