Jan Bondeson has written an article on R.P. Phillimore the postcard artist for the “East Lothian Courier”. The photograph which appears in Jan’s book “R.P. Phillimore’s East Lothian” shows the house where the artist lived. https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/19219424.dr-jan-bondeson-north-berwick-time-r-p-phillimore/
Jan Bondeson has written an article on the history of Dunbar for the “East Lothian Courier” https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/19219278.dr-jan-bondeson-dunbars-historic-landmarks/
The cable was carried from the Mound through East Princes Street Gardens to the Waverley Station. The riggers lifted it on to the roof and hauled up on to the North Bridge.
The riggers carried the cable along the path running parallel to the railway line to the Mound.
A windlass was set up on the Argyle Battery watchtower. A rope was attached to the end of the cable. The cable which was coiled around a wooden drum was lowered down to the riggers waiting below at the foot of the Castle rock in West Princes Street Gardens.
The electric cable measuring over four thousand feet was connected between the Half Moon Battery and the Nelson Monument by a team of sailors who began work on the 22nd April 1861.
Trials were carried out at the Castle during the early part of 1861 to find the most suitable battery from which to fire the signal. The master gunner originally planned to fire the signal from the Argyle Battery using one of the twelve pounders, pointing towards the Scott Monument. He changed his mind and decided […]
Jan Bondeson’s final article on the capital’s waxwork museums has now been published in the “Scotsman” and the “Evening News”. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/the-arrival-of-edinburgh-wax-museum-rekindles-capitals-love-of-effigies-3183975
The Easter service will be held at Greyfriars Kirk tomorrow at 11.00 am. The service is limited to fifty due to the present restrictions still in force.
Walter Greenoak Patterson photographed Bobby and the Traill children in his studio. He also took a photograph of the little dog with the children and their parents.