Viewforth Buildings

Fishwives' Causeway, Portobello

 

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George Lewis

Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Thank you to George Lewis who wrote:

Viewforth Buildings

"I was born at 13 Bellfield Lane, Portobello in September 1936, then the family moved to  22 Viewforth Buildings

-  THEN (in Oct 1941) to 17 Salisbury Street

-  THEN (in Jun 1944) to 8 Niddrie Mains Drive

When I left school in 1951 worked in Newcraighall Pit (Klondyke) till 1954, then joined the RAF until 1964.

I cannot find any photos or information of Viewforth Buildings. Can you advise me of where I should look?"

George Lewis, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England:  11 + 15 September 2017

 

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2.

George Lewis

Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Thank you to George for writing again.

George wrote:

Viewforth Buildings Photo

"I did not give up in looking for a photo of 22 Viewforth Buildings, I found this one in the 'Evening News' archives."

Viewforth Buildings

Viewforth buildings, Fishwives' Causeway, Portobello

  Scotsman Publications Ltd, .with acknowledgement to
George Lewis for finding this photo and telling me about it.

George Lewis, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England:  4 October 2017

 

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George Lewis

Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Thank you to George for writing again.

George wrote:

My Mother

"Here is a photo of my mother and me.  She is standing outside our flat 22 which was on the top landing of Viewforth Buildings.  The photo would have been taken about 1937.

I wonder if anyone else is alive who would remember these flats (tenements)."

My Mother and Me - Outside Flat 22, Viewforth Buildings

     Reproduced with acknowledgement to George Lewis Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England

George Lewis, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England:  9+ 11 October 2017

 

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4.

George Lewis

Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Thank you to George for sending another photo (below.

George wrote:

My Identity Card

"Here is a photo of my National Registration Identity Card, issued during World War 2."

This card includes all 3 addresses that George mentions in his Recollections 2 above'

Identity Card

Viewforth buildings, Fishwives' Causeway, Portobello

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to George Lewis Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England

George Lewis, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, England:  12 October 2017

 

Portobello

Recollections:        early- 1900s      1920s-50s       from 1950s

 Photos

 

 

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