The History of Leith

October 16, 2012

Nicoll records in his quaint diary

Again in 1650, when preparations were made to
defend the city against Cromwell, Nicoll records
in his quaint diary, that the magistrates demolished
all the houses ” in St. Marie Wynd, that the enymie
sould haif no schelter thair,” and that the cannon
mounted on the Netherbow might have free passage
for their shot.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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