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A scene from 1950s Edinburgh of children playing in the cobbled street between tenements.
In 1947, Britain's severest winter for centuries, workmen dig out the Waverley Route in the Borders.
Tam skelpit on thro' dub and mire; Despisin' wind and rain and fire.

Our Town Stories – Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s history through images and maps from the collections of Edinburgh Libraries. Discover the city’s past by reading the stories of its people, places and city life.