There are few pictures of our Town Hall. It was built with a front garden but somewhere between 1925 and 1934 the street was widened, the garden removed and the blocks either side built.
In recent years Edinburgh artists have produced images.
In 2020, a new artist posted a great picture of Portobello Baths; Rhanna, a Porty person, was just setting out her stall on Etsy. One Sunday night she offered to create a portrait of Porty Town Hall – for us to use as we wish. It brings together all the activities the Hall is so good for.
The Edinburgh Sketcher
This portrait was done for us by The Edinburgh Sketcher – to use as we wish, as long as we gave an attribution, which we are proud to do – joining a long line of Edinburgh (and beyond) views.
Juan de la Pena
Juan has been in Porty life for a good number of years – knows the place and the people and lives right here. An architect but really an urban designer, he sees buildings for the community, fitting our concept for a New Life for the Heart of Portobello. He wrote:
Anybody who lives in Porty knows this building very well. It has been in disuse for the last few years and it is now in need of some TLC. Fortunately there is a project in the pipeline which will see this building brought back to life in the not too distant future. I’m sure we all be delighted when it opens its doors again.
His website has many examples of Edinburgh life.