Portobello Promenade

Early-1950s

Great Aunt Aggie (centre) with brother-in-law Jack and sister Cissie

Great Aunt Aggie walks along Portobello Promenade in her fur coat with sister Cissie and brother-in-law, Jackin the early-1950s

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

 

 Recollections

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Bryan Gourlay

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland for allowing me to reproduce this photo, probably taken in the early 1950s.

Bryan wrote:

Portobello Promenade

"Aggie lived in Restalrig and caught the train early each morning from Abbeyhill Station at Smokey Brae, with her friend Violet who worked in the laundry at Patrick Thomson's with her, to the Waverley just a short walk from the laundry."

Here is a photo of Aggie in her finery (in the centre) at Portobello with her sister Cissie and brother-in-law Jack.  The photo was probably taken in the early-1950s

Aggie is wearing her obligatory fox fur, of course.  Whatever happened to all those fox furs?"

Acknowledgement:  Bryan Gourlay,  Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  April 19, 2009

 Recollections

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Tony Ivanov

Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Tony Ivanov who wrote

Fox Furs

"Bryan Gourlay makes a comment on the fox furs."

Great Aunt Aggie walks along Portobello Promenade in her fur coat with sister Cissie and brother-in-law, Jackin the early-1950s

"In the 1950s, these were so plentiful that we used to buy them at jumble sales for sixpence and had them made into Davy Crockett hats.  Very authentic they were too"

Tony Ivanov, Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland:  April 19, 2010

 

Recollections

Portobello

 

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