NT2573 : Town Guard in the High Street

taken 4 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Town Guard in the High Street
Town Guard in the High Street
Re-enactors dressed as the Edinburgh Town Guard (some prefer 'City Guard') in an Edinburgh Riding of the Marches event held at the mercat cross. Personally, I'd have preferred to see them brandishing their Lochaber axes, but I think the muskets were deliberately chosen to evoke the incident when Captain Jock Porteous ordered his men to fire on a crowd who were pelting them with missiles after an unpopular execution, thus triggering the 'Porteous Riots' in 1736. He paid for this act with his life. See LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 October, 2013
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People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2574 7361 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9857N 3:11.4426W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2574 7361
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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