History of the Blind Asylum on Gillespie Crescent

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“I WOULD love to know more about the history of the former Blind Asylum on Gillespie Cresent in Bruntsfield,” writes Jane Campbell, from Tollcross. “The writing on the building intrigues me every time I pass by.”

Melville Cunningham, from Leith, suggested Jane get hold of a copy of James Grant’s Old and New Edinburgh where details of the Blind Asylum are included. Information may also be held in the Edinburgh Room, in the Central Library, on George IV Bridge. Call 0131-242 8000 for more details.

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