Little has changed on Main Street, Gorebridge since it’s development in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Built to act as the commercial heart of the town, it provided for the workers of Stobs Mill Gunpowder Works and, later, local mining operations.
Notable changes to the physical structure of the street are at it’s most northern end – Clapperton’s Corner replaced by street furnishings and bowling club, while the site of the local police station at the foot of the street changed to accommodate lodgings then the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Below are an array of snapshots from the street’s history. Click on each image to see an enlarged image.