A Stand to Deliver!

Extract from a Barbara Hilliam illustration

On Tuesday we took delivery of 400  copies of “Porty Food Map, The Traders’ Stories”.  On Saturday, April 23rd they’ll be ready for collection between 10am and 3pm, just along from  the Town Hall at Keep Porty Tidy office (inside if it’s raining)!  You won’t be able to miss us, there will be celebratory bunting and a table sagging under the weight of books ready for collection. 

If, a little like me, you “meant” to get around to buying one but it never quite got to the top of your to do list – fear not.  There will be copies to buy on the day at £15 each – and, yes, you’ll be able to pay by card!  If you can make it along at about 10:30 you’ll hear from Jo and Jen who’ve been the driving force behind this brilliant venture.  So, come along, collect, or buy your copy and find out more about the plans for Porty Town Hall.

So far, we anticipate that in excess of £2,000 will be raised from sales of the book.  All the profits will go towards re-opening and refreshing Portobello Town Hall.  However, the book is about more than fundraising.  It’s about celebrating the wonderful food shops and eateries in and around Portobello High Street.  A homage and thank you to the traders who kept us going through lockdown with nurturing chat, a welcoming smile and nourishing food.  We are lucky to have a vibrant high street and Portobello Central cannot wait for the Town Hall to be part of that again.

Sally Dyson, Trustee

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