Edwardian News from the Mews

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 22

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 13/06/2021 - 08:46

CABLE-CAR ACCIDENT.

A sad accident occurred opposite Piershill Cemetery on Tuesday evening.

A boy named Andrew Cameron, nine years of age, and residing at 32 Greenside Row, was returning from Portobello along with a companion, when he rushed out behind a van and ran right in front of a cable car coming in the opposite direction.

The driver applied both brakes, but he was unable to stop the car, which knocked the lad down, and the wheels passed over one of his legs, severing it under the knee.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 21

Submitted by Editor on Sat, 05/06/2021 - 08:23

EDINBURGH CHAUFFEUR’S SUNDAY MORNING RUN.

ALLEGED EXCESS OF THE LEGAL LIMIT.

John Wallace, 26 Carlton Terrace Lane, Edinburgh, was charged before Sheriff Guy at Edinburgh Sheriff Summary Court to-day with having, on Sunday morning, 13th August, between Norton Plaoe and Willowbrae Road, driven a motor car under his care at a speed exceeding 20 miles an hour, contrary to the Motor Act. He was also charged with having failed to produce his licence when asked by Police Inspector Brown.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 21

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 30/05/2021 - 08:12

EDINBURGH COUNCILLOR’S ROMANCE

In the Court of Session on Tuesday, before Lord Low, evidence was led in an action by Euphemia Cumming Montgomery, 3 Hope Street, Portobello, and Annie Gall Montgomery, her daughter, against Peter Purves, of Messrs D. Purves & Co., plumbers, 12 Rose Street, Edinburgh, the next-of-kin of the late David Purves, who resided at 66 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, and against David Purves’s trustees.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 20

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 11:21

A CONTUMACIOUS PRISONER.

A woman named Elizabeth Igo was brought to the bar of Edinburgh Police Court to-day, charged with being drunk and disorderly in West Register Street last night. She pleaded guilty, and 57 previous convictions were libelled against her.

Sheriff Guy said: I wish you could suggest some punishment that would make you better. The prisoner asked for another chance, and the Sheriff pointed out that she had got 57 chances already. He imposed a sentence of twenty-one days’ imprisonment.

EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 19

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 16/05/2021 - 09:01

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A LIFETIME WITH ONE FIRM.

The above is a portrait of Mr George Sime, who passed away Wednesday last at the ripe age of 83.

He has had the long connection of 67 years with the firm James Gray & Son, ironmongers, &c., George Street, going first as a boy to James Gray, locksmith, York Lane (the original founder of the business).