towards the Old Chain Pier
and Trinity Crescent
Photograph taken September 29, 2011
This photo was taken at very
low tide in September 2011. It looks to the south from the eastern
part of Wardie Bay at
low tide, towards the Old Chain Pier bar, the white building with the red
roof, and other buildings behind it. in Trinity Crescent.
The Old Chain bar re-opened in
late-2004, following its refurbishment after the fire in 2004. I
believe that management changed at least once, possibly times between 2004
However, by the time this
photo was taken, the Old Chain Bar had closed again and had been boarded
up. A notice above the door of the bar read:
this fantastic pub business'
Old Chain Pier
Old Chain Pier
This photo was taken from where the Old Chin Pier once stood.
The Old Chain Pier bar in
Trinity Crescent, overlooking the Firth of Forth, was
originally the Booking Office for steamers that sailed from the Old Chain
Pier. This pier was built in 1821,
about two decades before Granton Harbour. It was washed away in a
storm in 1898.
The view in the painting
at the bottom of this page
looks to the east along the Firth of Forth to the Old Chain Pier.
The pier can be see to have been supported on three sets of wooden posts, built up from the
Firth of Forth.
The remains of the bases of a couple of the old supports, about a foot high, can be
seen in this photo:
They are in line with the right-hand side of the Old Chain Bar in this
The Old Chain Pier
Firth of Forth - Between Granton and
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Gordon
Hay, Granton, Edinburgh