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All these wonderful stories have been recorded by the staff of The Living Memory Association, which is now based at The Wee Museum of Memory in Ocean Terminal, Leith, beside the Royal Yacht Britannia.  If you have a tale to tell, please pop in to share it with us or get in touch please on and we can capture your story remotely from wherever you are in the world.

Aug 24, 2021

Robert Hume Patterson is 100 years old and has amazing memories of growing up and working in Portobello. He takes us on a tour of the different streets Bridge St, Tower St, Pipe St to name but a few and we hear what happened to them with with the passing of time. We get to hear about different characters who lived in Portobello including Ned Barnie who was the first Scot and oldest person to swim the English Chanel. He remembers the Glaswegians who holidayed in Portobello during the Glasgow Fair. After leaving the Army he worked in Portobello Power Station for 40 years and he has lots of interesting facts about the Power Station and its connection with the Outdoor Swimming Pool