Candlemaker Row History, Snow & Sunshine

The candlemakers moved to the Bristo area in 1722 when a fire in a candlemakers workshop killed the Deacon of the Bonnet Makers Guild. The whole trade was banished from the crowded streets. You can still see the worn inscription on the building containing the candlemakers’ arms which states (Omnia manifesta luce) – or “Everything clearly seen”.

greyfriars church , museum, shop and information, old town edinburgh

candlemaker row view from elephant house
j k rowling's window overlooking candlemaker row. Postcard of elephant house
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