I am just back from a visit out to Edinburgh College for the final session with their ‘Campaigning for Change’ social history course. We spent a lot of time discussing the histories of the areas along the Firth of Forth coast such as Newhaven, Leith, Portobello and South Queensferry.
I took out some objects and photographs. This is a docker’s hook:
I even conviced a couple of students to dress as fishwives- photographs hopefully to follow! In the mean time I thought I’d post a photograph of a Newhaven fishwife from our collections.