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Newspaper Report

 King George IV

The Royal George in the Firth of Forth at Leith  -  Royal Visit to Edinurgh of either King George IV in 1822 or Queen Victoria in 1842.

Arrival at Leith  -  1822

 

 King George IV

Arrival at Leith  -  1822

The Scotsman newspaper, reported on the arrival of King George IV in Leith on August 14, 1822.  Here is the start of the report in The Scotsman.

SAFE ARRIVAL OF HIS MAJESTY

It is with unfeigned pleasure that we this day announce the safe arrival of his Majesty on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in Leith Roads.  At an early hour in the morning the Calton Hill was crowded with spectators, anxiously looking out for the royal squadron;  but the morning being hazy it was nine o'clock before they were descried , about ten miles below Inch Keith.

Immediately on their being observed the greatest bustle took place in every quarter of the city, and all the public bodies began to make arrangements to proceed to meet our Sovereign.

At eleven o'clock the haze on the water began to clear away; and the Royal George yacht on board of which was his Majesty, was  distinctly visible, with the James Watt and Comet steam-packets towing her up.

The other ships of the royal squadron, viz. the Phaeton frigate, the Egeria sloop of war, the Prince Regent yacht, and the Calliope and Cameleon tenders to the royal yacht, were astern of the Royal George, and kept firing salutes which were answered by the Dover flagship and Forte frigate in the Roads.

When near Inch Keith the Comet steam vessel threw off the Royal George, which was then towed to the Roads by the James Watt.  About half past one, the two vessels passed Leith  in fine style, and at two cast anchor in the Roads, when a salute was fired from the Battery.

During the passage of the royal squadron up the Firth, the Castle and Calton Hills were crowded with people;  and along the shore at Leith and Newhaven numbers were assembled who repeatedly cheered, welcoming the approach of the royal visitor.

As soon as it was ascertained that the royal squadron was coming up the Firth, the roads to Leith were crowded with people hastening down to witness the disembarkation , which it was supposed would take place at three o'clock.

A great number of gentlemen on horseback and many splendid equipages also went for the same purpose, or to join in the procession to the city;  but a heavy rain came on at two l'clock, and there being no appearance that the weather would clear up in the course of the afternoon, his Majesty determined to remain on board till the next forenoon.

From the time the royal yacht  came to anchor till late in the evening, steam-boats were constantly plying round her, filled with passengers, who cheered as they passed.  His Majesty at different times appeared upon deck, and most gracefully bowed in return for the gratulations he received.  He appeared in good health and excellent spirits.

The Scotsman, Saturday, August 17, 1822,  P.5

 

 

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks