St Giles’ Files Ep.09: Stories and Histories, It’s all in the telling.

In this episode, Stephen reacquaints us with Jenny Geddes, tells a few stories, and reads a couple of account from our volunteer guides. Then, he’ll discuss how oral histories and stories are treated in our understanding of history. Another tricky subject!

 

This is the bronze stool in St Giles’; the main memorial to Jenny.

And this is the stool that certainly is similar to Jenny’s, and may be her actual stool:

Postcard of Folding camp-stool, associated with Jenny Geddes.
http://nms.scran.ac.uk/database/record.php?usi=000-100-000-590-C

This is the plaque in St Giles’ which starts ‘Constant oral tradition…’

Thanks to Charlie Clegg for this photo