71 Portobello on Wikipedia
Apr 14, 2018
David Calder, Gavin Willshaw, Dr Margaret Munro
Today could be a milestone in the history of Portobello – or at least in the recording of that history! If you look for information about the area on Wikipedia, you’ll find there are huge gaps - there's nothing about the story of the George Bingo Hall for instance, its former life as a cinema and the current controversy about the plans for its redevelopment.
However, Wikipedia has tightened up the rules on who can post on the site and how it’s done. So the organisers of today’s event at Portobello Library plan to train up a small army of volunteers with the right set of skills.