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21 pictures that document the changes in Portobello in the 70s and 80s

The seaside suburb changed significantly during the 70s and 80s.

From demolitions to the opening of the bypass, we take a look back at how Portobello changed during the late 70s and 80s.

Bath Street in Portobello was showing signs of neglect in August 1986, with empty shops and derelict housing. Picture shows the exterior of Jack's Locker.

1. Bath Street in Portobello 1986

Bath Street in Portobello was showing signs of neglect in August 1986, with empty shops and derelict housing. Picture shows the exterior of Jack's Locker.
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Boarded-up shop fronts in Bath Street, February 1981.

2. Bath Street 1981

Boarded-up shop fronts in Bath Street, February 1981.
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Children and families enjoy the May sunshine on the beach and promenade at Portobello in 1975.

3. Portobello beach 1975

Children and families enjoy the May sunshine on the beach and promenade at Portobello in 1975.
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Demolition of part of Portobello promenade in December 1971

4. Demolishing Portobello prom

Demolition of part of Portobello promenade in December 1971
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