History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for 2008

Articles of Peace-Siege of Leith,1560

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

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Lothian-1744

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

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The Windows of Souh Leith Church

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

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Commemoration Lectures-1925

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

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lectures and Papers-1925

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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The Monuments of South Leith Church

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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The Chronicle of South Leith Church

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

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South Leith War memorial

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

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South Leith Parish Church

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

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Monuments from St James’s Leith

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

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Several whaling ships belonged to the brothers Wood, Peter and Christopher, who carried on a blubber-smelting business in the Timber Bush. The smell was naturally strong and rather offensive; and with the wind in certain directions while the process of smelting was going on the people of Leith would remark to each other that Peter Wood’s scent bottle was at work that day!

(c) John Arthur

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