Portobello Open Air Bathing Pool

1960

 

Portobello Open Air Bathing Pool  -  1960

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ally McGurk, from the collected photos taken by  Ally and her father, Thomas M. McGurk

 

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Portobello Open Air Bathing Pool

Portobello Open Air Bathing Pool was between Portobello Power Station, now demolished, and the beach.  The pool opened in 1936 and was demolished in 1980.

Ally McGurk who provided this photo writes:

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"Edinburgh's biggest swimming pool, until the Commonwealth Pool was built in 1970.  Portobello Pool was only open in the summer months. The first person to enter the water each season was given a free pass for the rest of the season.

The water was fifteen feet deep under the high diving board.  We were scared to swim over it as kids."

Ally McGurk, May 25, 2007

Thank you to Ally McGurk, daughter of Thomas M McGurk for allowing me to reproduce this photo.  More photos taken by Ally and Thomas can be found on the Flickr web site.

 

Photos  -  Ally and Thomas M McGurk

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