Postcard

 Published by  James J McCulloch & Co, Edinburgh

Leith Sailors' Home

Now the Malmaison Hotel

Postcard    -    Posted 1914

JM Postcard posted 1914  -  Leith Sailors' Home

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh

 

Leith Sailors' Home

Postcard

Thank you to Bob Henderson for allowing me to reproduce this postcard of Leith Sailors' Home.  The Sailors' Home was built in 1883.

This card was sent through the post on August 6, 1914.

Bob wrote:

"Here's one that might appeal to the old merchant seamen out there."

Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  Aug 13, 2010

 

Notice Board at The Shore

erected by City of Edinburgh District Council,
 Forth Ports Authority and the Water of Leith Conservation Trust

"The Sailors' Home used to provide accommodation for sailors whose ships were in port.  The Home contained comfortable rooms for each rank, a canteen, a low cost clothing shop, recreational rooms and a chapel

It was an innovation in social care at a time when many workers lived in overcrowded slums.  The angel in the stonework above the door was an emblem for the seamen's mission."

 

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