Portobello 1906

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Portobello 1906

Postby Guest » 18 Sep 2003, 18:00

I thought some of you might be interested to see this scanned copy of a 1906 postcard of the Municipal Buildings, now of course Portobello Police Station. The card was gifted recently to Inspector Wardrope and is date stamped on the reverse 'Portobello, 10:30pm, July 3, 1906" and addressed to Mr and Mrs Wright, 1 Ramsay Place, Portobello. The name of the seller is printed on the front, M. Bailey, Promenade and the publisher, Charles Voisey, London on the reverse.

What the scan doesn't demonstrate is that the card is unusual in that it has been printed onto a very thin sheet of metal, possibly tin, giving it a shiny, almost irridescent quality.

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Postby Epykat » 22 Oct 2004, 22:56

Just found this from a while ago. Doesn't the High Street look brilliant? Almost expect to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid come bursting out of the Police Station! :D (no, I'm not drunk!)
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Postby ColinMcFadyen » 23 Oct 2004, 03:25

The orange-red building next to the Police Station housed a barber shop and a pawn shop owned by Bernard Waugh, the great-grandfather of my aunt who still lives in Portobello. Bernard Waugh was struck down by a horse and carraige when he stepped out of his shop to check the time on the tower clock.

Here is a picture from around 1906 with a caption.
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Postby CatzVP » 24 Oct 2004, 06:37

Colin, is that perhaps a copy of Portobello in old postcards Volume 1 by Archie L. Foley you have there?? (the blue book)

both Volumes are damn good reads
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Postby CatzVP » 24 Oct 2004, 06:38

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Postby CatzVP » 27 Oct 2004, 17:40

Has anyone else got any pictures of Victorian (or just after) Porty?? its amazing how little its changed in some ways and how much in others!

try getting parked now!!!
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Postby Porty » 27 Oct 2004, 19:31

CatzVP wrote:
try getting parked now!!!


Look closer at Bob's photy. That's a blue meanie siting on the wall outside the police station and is that Great grandad kitchener running across to the fruit shop for cabbage.
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Postby ColinMcFadyen » 29 Oct 2004, 01:48

Not sure of the original location of my picture. It was forwarded to me via email. I'll see if I can find out.

btw: I have a great picture of the High St., by Aidan Bremner above my fireplace. It is sort of the same angle as these pics. Drawn from high above Brighton Place looking toward the police station. It always gets remarks.
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Postby CatzVP » 29 Oct 2004, 07:42

Colin,

Ive started scanning the 2 Portobello postcard volumes, incase they ever get damaged, I will post them when finished (it may take a little time as there is a hellavalot!!)
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Postby ColinMcFadyen » 29 Oct 2004, 17:40

Sounds great. I am looking forward to seeing them.

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Re: Portobello 1906

Postby Ninthdoctor » 20 May 2015, 20:27

Bernard Waugh was my Great Great Grandfather.
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