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Skylark

Postby Bob Jefferson » 18 Jul 2007, 21:53

I know this topic has surfaced a few times over the years, but I'm keen to hear from anyone who has information about the Skylark or memories they would like to share.

There are some references on the Edinphoto website but not much else to go on.

Can anyone add to this?
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Postby Poppy » 18 Jul 2007, 21:55

Would you like me to have a go on the Scotsman Archive, dear?
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 18 Jul 2007, 22:08

Yes please!
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 18 Jul 2007, 22:11

Although you may not find much as it currently only goes as far as 1950.
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Postby Poppy » 18 Jul 2007, 22:54

Now he tells me. I didn't realise it was that "recent". But I've had a good time being distacted by articles about nothing to do with wee boats!
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Postby Bob Jefferson » 18 Jul 2007, 22:57

Well I think it was in operation in the 1950s but I don't know exactly when it commenced service. No mention at all then?
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Postby Poppy » 18 Jul 2007, 23:08

Not yet! Will continue tomorrow.
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Postby SoupDragon » 18 Jul 2007, 23:18

Oh thought about the Navy Lark for a minute


BUTwas the Skylark the wee boat that used to sail from a temp wooden pier on Portobello beach, round about the foot of Marlborough St.
Anyway I seem to remember that from childhood days
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Postby Poppy » 19 Jul 2007, 19:03

SoupDragon wrote:Oh thought about the Navy Lark for a minute


It's on BBC7 at the moment!
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Postby arachnid » 19 Jul 2007, 20:11

SoupDragon wrote:Oh thought about the Navy Lark for a minute


BUTwas the Skylark the wee boat that used to sail from a temp wooden pier on Portobello beach, round about the foot of Marlborough St.
Anyway I seem to remember that from childhood days


Yes, and all the children used to play on the wooden pier when the tide was out!!! But I think it used to be nearer the amusements. I used to face a hard choice of whether to spend my pocket money on going for a trip on the " Skylark" or having a ride on the ponies!!! Either that, or try and make more money in the amusements!!! :lol: :lol:
It was round about 1955 to 58 I remember the skylark which used to take us out and along to round about Joppa and back.
Why be scared????
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Postby Epykat » 19 Jul 2007, 21:10

It must still have been in operation until at least the late 1960s because I remember it. Was never allowed on it though - my parents were a bit over protective. Same reason I wasn't allowed to eat Jubilees :?
Enough of your nonsense - get back to the Play Pen!
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