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Offline snowyw

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Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« on: Wednesday 13 February 13 14:42 GMT (UK) »
I have just found that one of my lot lived in the Darling Hotel Edinburgh.  I am having difficulty finding out about this place.
Either it has gone, or it has had a change of name.  Any help would be appreciated. :)
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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 February 13 14:50 GMT (UK) »
GOATER, LAN, ALL
BOURKE, MAYO/ LAN
LONERGAN, TIP
McGREAL, MAYO
FLAHERTY, GALWAY/ ALL
HOUGH, LAN/ ALL

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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 February 13 14:52 GMT (UK) »
I think it must be.  Thanks.
A temperance hotel - indeed!!

I wonder what happened to it?
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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 February 13 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi snowy,

Have a look at the link I googled, seems to be the Darlings Regent Hotel, at Waterloo Street, right in the centre of Edinburgh, almost across from Register House, the GRO.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0sw5/

I was never in the Darlings Regent Hotel, but had many a meal in the St Andrews Temperance Hotel, a sister hotel.

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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 February 13 15:02 GMT (UK) »
I've now googled Waterloo Place street view.  Seems the building is stilll there (although I cannot make out which one it is).  But there is no longer a hotel.
All I can say is my ancestor must have been pretty wealthy to be a resident there.  ;D
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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 February 13 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Ah!  Worked it out.  How sad - a bit of it is now a newsagents and the rest was 'To Let' when the street view was done.  :(
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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 February 13 19:00 GMT (UK) »
I used to work in an office opposite this hotel in the early 1970s.  It was a regular venue for lunch, on the first floor.  At that time, Temperance it was not.

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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 13 February 13 19:23 GMT (UK) »
I used to work in an office opposite this hotel in the early 1970s.  It was a regular venue for lunch, on the first floor.  At that time, Temperance it was not.

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Do you know why it closed down?  It seems such a pity.
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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 February 13 19:50 GMT (UK) »
Sorry - I left for London in 1973.  Perhaps it was through loss of my custom?

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