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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 was showing signs of neglect in August 1986, with empty shops and derelict housing boarded up.

5. Bath Street 1986

Bath Street was showing signs of neglect in August 1986, with empty shops and derelict housing boarded up.
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Derelict and dangerous -  Edinburgh Portobello outdoor swimming pool, which attracted crowds in their thousands in its heyday, closed and falling down in October 1985.

6. Portobello pool 1985

Derelict and dangerous - Edinburgh Portobello outdoor swimming pool, which attracted crowds in their thousands in its heyday, closed and falling down in October 1985.
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DJ Mike Read and hundreds of children who turned up at Portobello beach for the Radio One Roadshow in July 1987.

7. Radio One Roadshow at Portobello 1987

DJ Mike Read and hundreds of children who turned up at Portobello beach for the Radio One Roadshow in July 1987.
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Exterior of Aladdins Cave and Golden Disc Amusements, an amusement arcade in Bath Street, February 1981.

8. Portobello amusement arcade 1981

Exterior of Aladdins Cave and Golden Disc Amusements, an amusement arcade in Bath Street, February 1981.
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