Catherine Sinclair worked to improve the conditions of the people living in the city. She opened a canteen for working men and women and students at 33 George IV Bridge in 1864. She also opened a canteen at 6 Queensferry Street at the city’s west end. The company’s name was the Ulbster Cooking Depot.
Catherine Sinclair who lived in Charlotte Square at the city’s west end specialised in writing books for children.
Bristo Port lay directly opposite the narrow, cobbled lane leading to the main gate of Greyfriars Kirkyard. The Hole in the Wa’ public house sold Campbell, Hope & King’s ale.
The Hole in the Wa’ public house was situated at number one Bristo Port directly across from Traill’s Temperance Coffee House. Greyfriars Bobby was said to frequented the pub. The statue on the drinking fountain faces the spot where the pub stood. The pend leading to Society Buildings lay to the left hand side of […]
A mobile platform will arrive at Greyfriars on Monday. The workmen will remove the weeds including the vegetation which was unable to be reached by ladder. Glyphosate plugs will be inserted into the larger stumps to prevent regrowth.
Greyfriars Kirk opens to visitors at 11.30 on Monday 17th August. We’d be glad to see you if you decide to come in and take a look around the historic building. The illustration by Phillimore shows Old Greyfriars. Bobby is buried in front of the gable end of the church.
The artist also specialised in depicting views of Edinburgh. The postcard is one of the many featured in Jan Bondeson’s ‘Phillimore’s Edinburgh’.
The eighteen-pounder standing on the Half Moon Battery pointed east. It was said that the station master at North Berwick set his clock when he heard the signal. Jan Bondeson’s ‘East Lothian’ is now available in the bookshops. The book contains the work of R.P. Phillimore the postcard artist who lived in the town.
The illustration shows the main street in Newhaven.
Edinburgh Castle has now re-opened to visitors. The One o’ Clock Gun exhibition which was set up by the One o’ Clock Gun Association in collaboration with Historic Scotland stands on the Mills Mount Battery.