Monday, 2 February 2009

Fire kills 11 in Nicolson St - in 1911

The Empire Palace Theatre of Varieties in Nicolson Street went on fire in May 1911 when the illusionist The Great Lafayette was on stage.   It is an extraordinary story (more fascinating detail here) and includes one of the most remarkable funerals Edinburgh has seen (we have referred here to another).  This and other dramatic events in the history of Edinburgh are recalled in this article.

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