Re: Happy Beltane s.c.s.
- From: Bryn <Scotland-the-Brave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 20:58:23 +0100
On Tue, 1 May 2007 20:32:28 +0100, Bryn
These fires broke out on the evening of Monday,<snipped>
15th November 1824, on the south side of the High
Street, about half-way between the Tron Church and
St Giles' Cathedral; and before morning a range of
houses six or seven storeys high, with fifteen windows
in front, and extending back almost to the Cowgate—
as dense a mass of buildings as was perhaps in the
world—was a burnt shell.
Cockburn would have made a great scriptwriter!
A splendid eye-witness report.
A dry old bugger but a shrewd eye.
It takes years of schooling to
knock the intelligence out of a child.