This view looks down from Granton Road, over the
houses in Wardie Square, to the
Breakwater of Granton Harbour, on a fine
The road running along the shore, just visible beyond the two
cars is Lower Granton Road. The grass strip beyond the road
is where the old railway embankment for the line to Granton
Harbour used to be before the land was levelled.
Off the left hand side of the picture
above, the land slopes down the hill from Granton Road to the
backs of the houses on the south side of Wardie Square (behind the
tram in the photograph below).
I have been told by a
former resident of Wardie Square (1972 to 1994), now living in Ho Chi Minh City,
Vietnam, who used to spend a lot of time playing on Granton
Beach and climbing trees on the land that sloped down from Granton
Road to Wardie Square, that this slope used to be known by the
kids as the 'Nanny Park', apparently because nanny goats used to
be kept there.