James Braidwood was appointed firemaster of the City of London Fire Brigade. He was killed when a wall fell on him when fighting a fire in the 1860s.
James Braidwood produced a manual showing how fire engines should be built and listed the tools they should be equipped with in 1830. Fire brigades all over the world followed the instructions in the manual.
James Braidwood attended the High School.
James Braidwood was appointed Firemaster of the Edinburgh Fire Brigade in 1824.
Jock was an English terrier who liked to chase cats and terrify old ladies by jumping over their heads. He also liked to trip old gentlemen up by running between their legs. Impossible to control, he was eventually sent to live with a clergyman in the Orkneys where he continued to create havoc.
Duchess belonged to a drunk who Dr Brown helped home when he spotted him lying on the pavement in Broughton Street. He adopted the dog after the master died.
Wasp a brindled bull terrier was bought by William Brown when he was at Otley in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Dr Brown acquired Wylie from an old shepherd who lived in a cottage near Peebles.
Toby belonged to Dr Brown’s brother. William Brown purchased Toby from a gang of street urchins when he spotted them drowning the dog in a pond in Lochend Park.
Dr John Brown also wrote ‘A Little Book of Dogs’.