Post card  -  Tuck's "Oilette" series

St Giles Church

Tuck's Post Card  -  "Oilette" Series

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  St Giles Church

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St Giles Cathedral

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Tuck's "Oilette" series

Here is  a postcard from the Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Oilette" series V (7597).

The card reproduces a painting by J Blair.

Tuck's description on the back of this card reads:

"The Church of St Giles is an interesting building, and ranks as one of the earliest edifices in Edinburgh.  The exact date of its foundation is unknown, but a church has been standing on this spot from very early times.  The interior of the building measures 196 feet by 125 feet.

The church was greatly spoiled at the restoration in 1829, the exterior quite losing its antique appearance, but thanks to Dr. William Chambers the interior was brought to its current condition in 1883, the cost being 50,000."


St Giles Church

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