Post card  -  Tuck's "Sepia" series

St Giles Church

High Street, Edinburgh

Tuck's Post Card  -  "Sepia" Series

Raphael Tuck "Sepia" postcard  - St Giles Church

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      Raphael Tuck "Sepia" postcard  - St Giles Church

 

St Giles Church

Tuck's "Oilette" series

Here is  a postcard from the Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Sepia" Edinburgh series (2016).

This card was sent through the post in April 1922.

Tuck's description on the back of this card reads:

"St Giles Cathedral ranks as one of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh.  The date of its foundation is unknown, but records show that the present edifice was built by Alexander 1.

This church was practically destroyed in 1385 by Richard II of England, and the building as now standing erected.  The church is also famous for its connection with John Knox."

NOTE:  St Giles is often referred to as a cathedral as it is on this card.  However was only a cathedral for a very short period.  For the rest of the time, including the present, it should be described as St Giles Church.  The Church of Scotland does not have any cathedrals.

 

St Giles Church

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