The second article on the history of the city’s waxwork museums by Jan Bondeson for the “Edinburgh Evening News” and the “Scotsman” can be found on https://www.scotsman.com/news/people/waxworks-part-2-conjoined-twins-a-half-man-half-elephant-and-a-giant-schoolboy-early-edinburgh-waxworks-brought-freak-shows-to-royal-mile-3175936?amp
Jan Bondeson has written an article for the “Edinburgh Evening News” and the “Scotsman” on the capital’s waxwork museums including the Grand Historical Galleries of Waxworks and Museum at 11 South Bridge. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/from-madame-tussaud-to-chambers-of-horrors-waxworks-and-edinburgh-share-a-long-and-dark-association-3175924
A new political party has been founded in Edinburgh. Alba has been formed to campaign for an independent Scotland. The website’s cover page has been photographed from the same angle as the painting of the Scottish Volunteer Review which took place in the Queen’s Park in 1860. albaparty.org
Fifty spaces are now available for each Sunday service at Greyfriars. Bookings close when the spaces are filled or three hours before the service begins (whichever comes first). On Easter Day two services will be held. The first at 9.30am and a more or less identical service at 11am. More information and frequently asked questions […]
The photograph sent by Jan Bondeson shows a metal ring for holding a napkin engraved with the image of the little dog.
Over the past three years, the AtlaS.WH project has explored the sustainable management of the World Heritage Sites in Porto, Bordeaux, Florence, Santiago de Compostela, and Edinburgh. As this major project draws to a close, and to mark the week of World Heritage Sites, Edinburgh World Heritage will host the fifth and final series of partnership events, bringing together leading experts to explore […]
Jan Bondeson has written an article on Whitekirk for the “East Lothian Courier”. The illustration by RP Phillimore is taken from “RP Phillimore’s East Lothian”. https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/19173088.looking-back-mystery-behind-fire-whitekirk-chu
Sergeant Levick the school janitor was kept busy as the pupils were always up to mischief. He was popular with the pupils as he was reckoned to be fair.
The kids’ bolls consisted of a long narrow room lined with wardrobes or cupboards. A long narrow table ran down the middle of the room. The pupils’ uniforms were stored on shelves in the wardrobes
School uniforms were stored in a small room called the “Bells”. The storeroom was situated on the first floor of the north-west wing.