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St Giles Cathedral

More frequently described as St Giles Church or Kirk, High Street, Edinburgh

 Postcard  -  front

Postcard from an unidentified publisher  -  St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh  -  with an interesting message on the back.

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 Postcard  -  back

Postcard from an unidentified publisher  -  St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh  -  with an interesting message on the back.  [Back of the postcard]

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

St Giles Cathedral

The message on the back of the card

No name of the photographer or the publisher appears on this postcard.

However, the postcard contains an interesting message.  The message is dated 10 August.  No year is given, but the comment on the weather may give a good clue to the year on further investigation.

The message on this card reads:

Edinburgh 10th August                         16 George Street

"After a pleasant trip we reached this beautiful city which remembrance will bring to mind:  its Princes St and the flowers, the Castle and the Palace, the Royal Mile and other points will come to your mind at once. 

We were warned to take very warm clothing but unusual for Scotland it has been very hot  -  the hottest for 50 years we were told  -  the young women going about with muslin dresses & no sleeves, like Canada".

We went to Abbottsford (sic) Dryburgh in the Abbey of which rests Sir W Scott & Genl Haig.  The country is beautiful and the farmers so thrifty-looking.  We motored up from Newcastle, also a busy clean city.

The Tyne has 100 boats idle yet there seems to be much building, steelworks, etc.  Vickers & Armstrong has a huge munitions plant here, which we passed going up the river.

We have gone thro' some lovely churches buy by choice went last Sunday to Grey Friars where the Covenant was signed & saw the Martyrs Monument.

We shall be here until 17th & then go to Aberdeen & the north.  We have some relatives there too.

The thing I notice chiefly is the courtesy of the people here.

I Needham

 

 

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