Bridgend Past and Present
On April 23rd 2021 Edinburgh City Archives’ Redrawing Edinburgh event was Bridgend Past and Present, where John Nowak, a longstanding local Bridgend Farmhouse volunteer, explored the past and present of Bridgend.
If you can't see the video above you can see it in Facebook here: https://fb.watch/56xZO4mxxb/
John has also written Bridgend Farmhouse’s storyboard to accompany it, which you can also see below, spotlighting some of the people, events and locations associated with the history of our general area.
We think all will learn some things from that. We have Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Victoria, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Craigmillar Castle whose last inhabitants were said to be two 'old ladies'. Also, the ‘Middies' an ancient forest and marshland which is now Peffermill Playing Fields, a 16th century chapel, and lots more…
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