Adverts for Entertainment in the old Edinburgh Trade Directories

Royal Patent Gymnasium

Royal Crescent Park


Advertisement for the Royal Patent Gymnasium, 1867

Advertisement for the Royal Patent Gymnasium, 1867

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

Royal Patent Gymnasium


The advertisement above shows one way to spend sixpence in 1867.  The advert appeared in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory for 1867-68.

City Park was near the northern edge of Edinburgh New Town, about half a mile to the north of the east end of Princes Street. 

The site of the Gymnasium later became a football pitch for St Bernard's Football Club.  However the club terminated in the 1930s.  Part of the area is now King George V Park.  [Old Edinburgh - Views from Above]

The entertainment provided makes interesting reading.

Please click here to see adverts for the Gymnasium in other years.

In the early 19th century, there was a football stadium on this site. 



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