NEWS FROM THE MEWS 43

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 11:05

1899

TO-DAY’S POLICE NEWS.

EDINBURGH CITY—Before SHERIFF MACONOCHIE

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS’ CRIME.

There were 30 new prisoners brought to the bar. The charges were: Incapable; 12, assault, 5; disorderly, 4; loitering, begging, and theft, 5 each; and drunk in charge of horse, drunk in charge of child, and cruelty to children—one each.

COUNCIL CHANGE OF ADVICE SCUPPERS STEAD'S PLACE CONSULTATION

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 10/08/2020 - 11:23

An abrupt change of advice from City of Edinburgh Council means Leith Central Community Council’s meeting on 17 August has been cancelled.

The event – the first ‘properly constituted’ meeting of its kind since March – was to have been held in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall under strict social-distancing arrangements.

It was planned on the basis of Council advice issued on 6 July saying physical meetings were now possible under Scottish Government guidelines.

FUNDING WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL GOOD CAUSES

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 10/08/2020 - 07:21

A Zoom workshop to help local charities, volunteer organisations, and community projects access funds from the People’s Postcode Lottery takes place tomorrow at 10.00am.

The session is free, and is open to groups based in the Edinburgh North & Leith constituency.

Katherine Sellar is the PPL’s Community Programmes Advisor. She says, ‘The money raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery is making a huge difference in communities across the country.

NEWS FROM THE MEWS 42

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 10/08/2020 - 04:05

1898

SENSATIONAL AFFAIR AT STOCKBRIDGE.—A considerable sensation was caused in Church Lane, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, yesterday afternoon, in connection with the attempted execution of a sanitary inspector’s warrant for the examination of a dwelling house there.[1]

NEWS FROM THE MEWS 41

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 06/08/2020 - 05:07

July–September 1897

AN UMBRELLA IN A FOOTBALL DISPUTE.

In Edinburgh Police Court this forenoon—Sheriff Orphoot presiding—James Tocher, engineer, 5 North East Cumberland Street Lane, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man named Donaldson on the 20th inst., on the stair leading to Marshall Street Hall, by striking him on the mouth with an umbrella.

ANYONE FOR LANDSCAPING?

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 10:08

Over recent months, the grounds of Drummond Tennis Club by East Scotland Street Lane have been energised and transformed by long-term member and general groundsman John Foxwell.

The approach-lane behind Bellevue Crescent has been completely cleared of rampant nettles, and an exciting flower/shrub bed is envisaged.

By the east of the pavilion, a veritable Wimbledon lawn has been established for loungers and picnickers.