Edinburgh, Princes Street And Museum Of Antiquities 1897

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Caption for Edinburgh, Princes Street, Looking West 1897: It was possible to keep healthy on Princes Street. The Edinburgh Cafe at number 70 did not serve alcohol, and there was a Turkish baths at number 90. For those with a sweet tooth, Edinburgh rock was available at Ferguson's.

An extract from Edinburgh Photographic Memories.

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This is were I grew up in Craigentinny in Edinburgh. I went to Christmas parties here when I was really young, I also went to big picnics from here because my Mum went to the guild here or went to play dominos and they held dances and& concerts. I will never forget one picnic we went to. I was 5 years old and (...Read full memory)

When I was 8 or 9 years old our family moved from Clyde Street, Edinburgh to the High Street or, as we called our immediate area, 'The Tron', in view of living in the shadow of the old Tron Kirk. Our address was 'Fleshmarket Close' of Ian Rankin fame ref the book of that title. The number of the Tennement was 199 High (...Read full memory)

My great-great-grandmother and grandfather lived in Princess Street. He was a dentist, his name was Alexander Spalding Watson and his wife was Sarah Watson, they later moved to London to St Martin's in the Field, by Trafalgar Square. These photo are great as we can see how and where they lived.

I now live in Houston, Texas, USA. My birth certificate has a written record of my being baptized in St James Church in Leith, but I cannot find any record of the church, which was near Gt Junction Street, Leith. Thanks. Morty Grant, born in Lapicide Place, Leith.

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Caption for Edinburgh, Princes Street, Looking West 1897: It was possible to keep healthy on Princes Street. The Edinburgh Cafe at number 70 did not serve alcohol, and there was a Turkish baths at number 90. For those with a sweet tooth, Edinburgh rock was available at Ferguson's.

An extract from Edinburgh Photographic Memories.

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