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REMEMBERING THE GREAT HELMSMAN
Saturday 10 April 2021 - 10:33
This interesting graffiti at the Broughton Street end of Albany Street Lane makes use of a pre-existing incision in a random flagstone. At first…
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CAST-IRON BEAVERBANK HISTORY
Tuesday 6 April 2021 - 10:38
Following our article about a (more interesting than expected) access cover on George Street, reader Sam Murray got in touch about another. This one…
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EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 15
Sunday 4 April 2021 - 08:09
GREENSIDE IMPROVEMENT. W. D. Macgregor writes: The lecture by Judge Brown on Tuesday night on the housing of the Edinburgh poor has drawn attention…
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PAWS FOR THOUGHT
Friday 2 April 2021 - 14:10
TAKE CARE BEFORE BUYING KITTENS ONLINE OK, let’s start by stating the obvious … Awwwwwwwwwwww! Now we have your attention, we can move on. Are…
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BAD NEWS FROM BROUGHTON
Thursday 1 April 2021 - 12:58
Last night, the London Street Grocery closed its doors for the last time. The shop – a staple of life in the barony for the last 53 years – is now…
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BACK TO THE FUTURE FOR BETTER STREETS
Thursday 1 April 2021 - 00:00
Critics have raised serious doubts about suggestions for reinventing Edinburgh’s 'front-line civic stewardship' as potentially unfair, unworkable and…
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ISSUE 305 — OUT TOMORROW!
Wednesday 31 March 2021 - 12:31
As you read this, advanced copies of the April Spurtle are already dispersing across the barony like personal items storm-torn from a clothes line…
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COUNCIL BOOST FOR OUTDOOR HOSPITALITY THIS SUMMER
Wednesday 31 March 2021 - 10:54
If hospitality firms reopen as planned on 26 April, Edinburgh Council will help them by waiving fees for outdoor area occupation permits and making…
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A DOCTOR DENOUNCES VACCINATION
Tuesday 30 March 2021 - 16:05
Below we reprint in full an article which first appeared in the Scotsman on 30 March 1901 and was later abridged in the Spurtle (Issue 305…
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EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 14
Sunday 28 March 2021 - 10:23
HOUSING OF EDINBURGH POOR. ADDRESS BY JUDGE BROWN. Under the auspices of the Edinburgh Citizens’ and Ratepayers’ Union, in the Freemasons’ Hall,…
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