Ardal O’ Hanlon played the part of Coconut Tam in ‘The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby’ image credit Piccadilly Pictures.
The Theatre Royal at the bottom of Leith Street went on fire in July 1884
The Cunzie House which was the old Scottish Mint stood at the bottom of Candlemaker Row until it was demolished in 1877.
A public lecture featuring Professor Charles Piazzi Smyth’s trip to Tenerife will take place at the Royal Society of Edinburgh at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 3rd September. Tickets cost £8 and are available at: wwwpiazzismyth.com.
Caun’le Doups was employed by a tallow chandler in Nicolson Street as a messenger.
‘The Greyfriars Bobby A-Z’ is available from Edinburgh Books at the West Port, Edinburgh. EDINBURGHBOOKS@HOTMAIL.CO.UK
Professor Blackie composed an epitaph for Bobby in Greek.
A film featuring Professor Charles Piazzi Smyth’s trip to Tenerife will be shown at the Royal Society of Edinburgh at 7.30 pm on Monday 2nd September. Tickets cost £4 and are available at: wwwpiazzismyth.com.
Portobello was a popular holiday spot for the people of the city. Glaswegians flocked to the seaside resort during their annual summer holidays. Grant’s ‘Old and New Edinburgh’.
The headquarters of the Edinburgh City Police was situated in Parliament Square.