History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for 2014

Broadside entitled ‘Horrid Depravity!’

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

A melancholy Account of the Death of two Children, who were poisoned by a Man who went about selling Candy, at Portobello, near Edinburgh, on Tuesday last, in whose Possession was found valuable Articles,which he obtained from the Children in ex- change for his Candy. for more click here

Broadside report of George IV’s sailing to England from Queensferry in 1822

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

An account of his Majesty’s Embarkation for England, at the Queensferry, on Thursday the 29th day of August, 1822
Also his Majesty’s Farewell Adress. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Fire’

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

An account of that dreadful and destructive Fire that took place in Leith this morning, when the entensive Steam Mills on the Shore were burned to the ground, besides a number of other houses and property amounting to about £30,000, besides a number of persons severely hurt.? The particulars correctly given by an eye witness. for more click here

Broadside regarding the execution of John Stewart

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Of John Stewart, who was executed within the Flood-Mark at Leith, upon the 4th January 1711, for the Crime of Piracy and Robbery. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Execution’

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

CHARLES DONALDSON, Sail-maker, Tolbooth Wynd, Leith, who was Executed this morning, at the head of Libberton s Wynd, for the Murder of Margaret Marr, his wife. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Dreadful Shipwreck of a London Smack’

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Full, True, and Particular Account of the melancholy Shipwreck of the London Smack Czar, near North Berwick, on Friday night last, when the Master, five of the crew, and thirteen Passengers were drowned. for more click here

Broadside ballad entitled ‘A Merry Dialogue, in the Tolbuith of Edinburgh; Betwixt Tonny Ashton, and John Curry’

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Verse 1: ‘Tonny. / COME, my couragious Jack, my metl’d Scot; / Why may’nt we kindle Kindness with a Pot, / Yow’ve run the Ghent-loup, and yow’ve try’d the Tron, / Your suffrings are expir’d, when mine comes on’. A handwritten annotation at the foot of the broadside suggested that it was published in Edinburgh on the 16th of April 1728. The price and publisher are not noted. for more click here

Holyrood Abbey,Edinburgh

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Holyrood Abbey,Edinburgh. (Video)

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A Walk to South Leith Parish Church from the foot of Leith Walk,Edinburgh

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

A Walk to South Leith Parish Church from the foot of Leith Walk,Edinburgh (Video)

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A Walk to Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

A Walk to Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh (Video)

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