Riddle's Court

 

Picture 1

Postcard:  Early-1900s

Riddle's Court  -  Postcard from early-1900s

  Postcard by A Vivian Mansell                         Early 1900s

Picture 2

Photo:  2012  Early-1900s

Riddle's Court  - Photo 2012

   Peter Stubbs                     Photo taken July 26, 2012

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Picture 1

Postcard:  Early-1900s

Riddle's Court  -  Postcard from early-1900s

  Postcard by an unidentified publisher                                                                                                                                  Early 1900s

Picture 2

Photo:  2012

About a hundred years later  -  Most of the features on the old photo have survived.

Riddle's Court  - Photo 2012

  Peter Stubbs  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                         Photo taken July 26, 2012

 

Riddle's Court

Picture 1

Picture 1 above comes from an postcard published by A Vivian Mansell & Co Ltd, Fine Art Publisher, London.  This postcard has not been sent through the post.

The caption on this postcard reads:

Riddle's Court

"Riddle's court  -  well preserved example of sixteenth century architecture.  Royal Banquets held here in the reign of Stuart Kings.  A refuge of Jacobites after the '45 rebellion."

Picture 2

Most of the features on Photo 1 can also be seen on Photo 2 above.

Now, in 2012, the WEA (Workers' Education Association), an organisation that provides a number of Adult Education Courses, is based in the building in this picture.

The buildings here, like those in several other  Edinburgh closes, are currently being refurbished.  On the left of this picture, a brightly coloured, newly-painted wall can be seen.  There are also workmen's huts and scaffolding against the wall.

 

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