Philip Hughes (1836-1896), a Chimney Sweep who lived and worked in Edinburgh, had a troubled life. His family, and the City he lived in, were also troubled by his behaviour. Alas, it all ended terribly.
Dunbar’s Close, by this time, had become a most deprived nook of Edinburgh. In 1970 the tenements were demolished and a 17th century style garden planted in the space left behind:
The Dunbar Close garden was designed and laid out by Seamus Filor who, in the 1990s, was tutor to me at the University of Edinburgh