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- DescriptionThe communities that feature in this book lie to the east of Edinburgh and all have fallen prey over the years to its inevitable expansion. Portobello accepted merger with Edinburgh in 1896 when this proudly independent burgh was t only Scotland's premier seaside resort but also boasted a strong local ecomy based on its thriving pottery, brick and glass manufacturing works. All of these underpinned a wide range of retail and commercial enterprises. Suburban sprawl spread to the west of Portobello in the 1930s when a mix of local authority and private housing was built over the fields of Restalrig, Lochend and Craigentinny. This book chronicles the early changes and also those caused by industrial collapse and urban development from the second half of the twentieth century. Inevitably, some of these changes have produced scars on the landscape but there are many positive images of regeneration.
- Author BiographyArchie Foley is known as Portobello's resident historian, as well as being part of the Portobello Reporter group. He has also served as secretary of the Portobello History Society, a position he held for twenty-one years. Margaret Munro is chairman and director of the Portobello Heritage Trust, and has also contributed to the Portobello Reporter.
- Author(s)Archie Foley,Margaret Munro
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication01/09/2010
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note180
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine10 mm
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