The illustration shows the Waverley Bridge. Two carriageways run down to the platforms allowing vehicles to enter and leave the station. The spire of St Giles can be seen in the background.
The collective name “Waverley”, after the Waverley Novels by Sir Walter was used for the three stations from around 1854 when the through ‘Waverley’ route to Carlisle opened. In 1868 the North British Railway acquired the stations of its rivals, demolished all three. Canal Street station was also known as Edinburgh Princes Street not to […]
The North Bridge station was opened in 1846 by the North British Railway Company as the terminus for traffic coming from Berwick – upon-Tweed. The General station run by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Company opened the following year. The Canal Street station run by the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway Company opened on the […]
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The postcard by R.P. Phillimore shows the Town House in North Berwick. A fishwife can be seen in the foreground.
The painting shows Quality Street, North Berwick during the mid 19th century.
The postcard artist painted an aerial view of the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth. The Covenanters were imprisoned on the rock which lies approximately one mile offshore. The postcard is reproduced in ‘R.P. Phillimore’s East Lothian’ by Jan Bondeson.
R.P. Phillimore’s East Lothian by Jan Bondeson is available from Edinburgh Books at the West Port Edinburgh. https://edinburghbooks.net
Police headquarters stood in Parliament Square opposite St Giles.
James McLevy was in charge of the city’s plain clothes police department.