Thank you to Ken
Gordon, Daviot, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland for allowing me
to reproduce this photograph of the Balmoral Hotel, Portobello.
"My Granny and
Grandpa bought the Balmoral Hotel some
time in the 1930s.
My Grandpa was a
watchmaker in Lasswade but with the
opening of Woolworth’s in Edinburgh and the sale of costume
jewellery available for 3d or 6d his business disappeared
overnight. He therefore sold up and bought the
This photo shows my
Granny in the garden with an unknown girl holding a dog on the
doorstep. The photo is dated July 1934."