Wardie Bay

Looking South

towards the Old Chain Pier
 and Trinity Crescent

September 2011

Wardie Bay - the beach close to Old Chain Pier Bar - September 2011

  Copyright:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                               Photograph taken September 29, 2011


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    Wardie Bay - the beach close to Old Chain Pier Bar - September 2011


Wardie Bay

The Bar

This photo was taken at very low tide in September 2011.  It looks to the south from the eastern part of Wardie Bay at low tide, towards the Old Chain Pier bar, the white building with the red roof, and other buildings behind it. in Trinity Crescent.

The Old Chain bar re-opened in late-2004, following its refurbishment after the fire in 2004.  I believe that management changed at least once, possibly times between 2004 and 2010.

However, by the time this photo was taken, the Old Chain Bar had closed again and had been boarded up.  A notice above the door of the bar read:

'Run this fantastic pub business'


Old Chain Pier


Old Chain Pier

This photo was taken from where the Old Chin Pier once stood.

The Old Chain Pier bar in Trinity Crescent, overlooking the Firth of Forth,  was originally the Booking Office for steamers that sailed from the Old Chain Pier.  This pier was built in 1821, about two decades before Granton Harbour.  It was washed away in a storm in 1898.

The view in the painting at the bottom of this page looks to the east along the Firth of Forth to the Old Chain Pier.  The pier can be see to have been supported on three sets of wooden posts, built up from the Firth of Forth.

Pier Supports

The remains of the bases of a couple of the old supports, about a foot high, can be seen in this photo: 

 Wardie Bay - the beach close to Old Chain Pier Bar - September 2011

They are in line with the right-hand side of the Old Chain Bar in this photo.

The Old Chain Pier

Firth of Forth  -  Between Granton and Newhaven

Postcard -  Trinity  -  Looking along Starbank Road towards Trintiy Crescent

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon Hay, Granton, Edinburgh


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