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At the turn of the 20th century Princes Street boasted a number of hotels. The most expensive to stay at was the North British at Waverley Station. Next on the list were the Caledonian, the Station and the Royal, followed by the somewhat cheaper Royal British, the Douglas and the Bedford. There was also the Old Waverley, which was a temperance establishment.

Memories of Edinburgh, Princes Street 1897

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.

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