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Joppa

 Looking towards Portobello Pier  -  early 1900s

Postcard by J K Home Crawford  -  Joppa, General View

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Looking towards Portobello (no pier)  -  early 1900s

Postcard of Joppa and Portobello  -  Publisher not known

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Looking towards Portobello (no pier)  -  early 1900s

Photograph looking towards Portobello from Joppa  -  taken by Lee Kindness on 5 August 2005

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Lee Kindness

Photograph

Thank you to Lee Kindness for the photograph above taken on a fine Summer day, 5 August 2005.  This photo shows how little the scene has changed in almost a hundred years.

Lee is taking one photograph a day on his travels between Joppa, Portobello and Edinburgh, and adding these photos to his web site.

Lee's web site includes a larger image of the photograph above.

 

Postcards

Here are two views from an almost identical position at Joppa.  Note the chimney in the foreground.  B photos look to the west, along the promenade towards Portobello.

The first postcard was published by J K Home Crawford.  The publisher of the second card is not known.

In the first postcard, the pier, church and pottery works at Portobello can be seen. 

In the second, a new building (now a restaurant) has appeared at the Joppa end of the esplanade and Portobello Pier has been demolished.

J K Home Crawford appears to have published most of his postcards under his own name, some printed in Saxony.  However, the card above of one of his photos is No 8324 in the Wrench Series, also printed in Saxony.

Portobello Pier

      Portobello Pier  -  photo by John Patrick

Please click on the small image above to see a view of Portobello Pier.  It was demolished in 1917.

 

 Recollections

1.

George Renton

Mississauga, Ontario,  Canada

George Renton, who has also sent memories of growing up in Portobello, wrote:

Postcard by J K Home Crawford  -  Joppa, General View     Postcard of Joppa and Portobello  -  Publisher not known

Coillesdene House

"The photos on the two postcards above where taken from the tower at Coillesdene House.

We used to sneak into the grounds and then into the building.  We went up to the second floor bathroom, locked the door and went out the window.  Then we climbed the drain pipe to the roof and entered through a window on the disused third floor.  We tip-toed down the hall and went  up the tower and tried to catch pigeons.

I've seen that view on more than one occasion."

George Renton, Mississauga, Ontario,  Canada:  March 25, 2008

 

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