Piershill Barracks  -  Postcard posted 1909

Postcard sold by H Adamson,  Piershill, Edinbrgh  -  Piershill Barracks

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    Postcard sold by H Adamson,  Piershill, Edinbrgh  -  Piershill Barracks

Piershill - about 100 years later

   Piershill Square West  -  Formerly the site of part of Piershill Barracks  -  Photograph 2004


Piershill Barracks

Early 1900s

The View

Piershill Barracks were situated to the east of Jock's Lodge, on the northern side of Portobello Road, the main road from Edinburgh to Portobello.

The 51st Battery of the Royal Field Artillery were based there in there in 1909.  There appears to be at least one gun carriage in this picture.  I don't know what else is in the procession.

The Postcard

This postcard was sold by H Adamson, Stationer, Piershill, Edinburgh. It is the only card that I have seen bearing H Adamson's name.

This card has was sent through the post from Edinburgh to Campbletown, Argyleshire, on June 15, 1909.

The message on the card read:

"This is where we are all camping.  We are having a fine time of it.  Fine weather here.  We hope you are not wearying.   We are all wishing you were here with us to enjoy the pillow fights at night. I might be down on Saturday.    -  Neil."

Portobello Beach

Here is a view of horses from the Piershill Barracks being exercised on the nearby Portobello Beach:

17th Lancers

   Postcard in P W & M Vello Series  -  Portobello Beach  -  17th Lancers 'Laying Horses' exercise

More Postcards

Here are some more views of Piershill Barracks.