Delving into the history beneath our feet

What’s in a street name?

News of a really interesting Leith event has just landed in my inbox. An invitation for local people to get involved in local archaeology and street naming. Sounds a great opportunity to find out more about the history that lies under our feet – and how to influence street names of today! Wednesday, 6 November Thomas Morton Hall 6.45pm

Pardon my laziness but I’m now just pasting in the email from Hazel Ferguson, the Community Services Project Manager

Dear all

An archaeology and street naming information evening is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 06 November 2013. The Council has appointed AOC Archaeology Group to carry out the required archaeological works and we are hoping that there will be an opportunity for community involvement during the project. AOC will provide more information on the scope and timescales for the work and how you can get involved.

In addition, colleagues from the Council’s Street Naming team will tell you how street naming works in the City and what you need to do to suggest a name for one of the new streets within the Leith Fort development. The meeting will start at 6.45pm and we hope to finish by 8pm.

The meeting will take place at the Thomas Morton Hall. The entrance to the building is just off Ferry Road, behind Leith Library.

I would be grateful if you could circulate this to others in your community who may be interested in attending. To assist us in ensuring that the venue is set up for the appropriate number of people it would be helpful if you could let me know if you are planning on attending the event. Please contact me if you would like further information or have any queries.

Kind regards

Hazel Ferguson MRICS | Project Manager | Housing and Regeneration | Services for Communities | The City of Edinburgh Council | Waverley Court, Level 1.4, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | 0131 529 7968

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