The History of Leith

June 7, 2012


The COUNTRY DINNER CLUB was a much more
sensible style of gathering, when some respectable
•citizens of good position were wont to meet on the
•afternoon of each Saturday about the year 1790 to
dine in an old tavern in Canonmills, then at a
moderate distance from town. They kept their
-own particular claret. William Ramsay, a banker,
then residing in Warriston House, was deemed
” the tongue of the trump to the club,” which entirely
consisted of hearty and honest old citizens,
.all of whom have long since gone to their last account.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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