Old Largs Black and White Photos Enhanced and Converted to Colour

From the early 1950s until the mid 1980s many wooden cruise and fishing boats operated from Largs beach. This photo of the Tulip. Many were ran by Harry Harts who always named his boats Golden. He had the Golden Quest, Triumph and Spur. We are working on more black and white photos of these boats so check back soon for more restored versions.
This photo shows the old original wooden Castelvecchi cafe to the far left. This would later be replaced in 1935 with the old Moorings cafe, ballroom and restaurant building. Check out our guide to the Largs pier feature which provides more details of this history of the Castelvecchi's and the old Moorings building.
This colour photo was converted from an old 1920s postcard showing these ladies enjoying the sunshine on the Broomfeilds grass.
The last surviving Mill still standing in Largs is the The Gogo Mill which was built around 1633. The mill and its adjoining building can be found in the back yard of the Jewsons Building Store on Irvine Road. At one time there was various mills along the length of the Gogo included saw mills, grain, lint, dye and wool mills. Most were powered straight from the waters of the Gogo.
This black and white photo was taken from a 1960s Largs tourist guide. It shows how busy the Largs beach could be during that golden tourist period. In the back ground is the old bathing station which by the 1960s was the Largs zoo and Aquarium. This is now the location of the children’s rides just in front of Nardinis. For more information on the old Largs zoo, check out our feature on it.
Largs prom with the Castelvecchi kiosk, sadly demolished a few years ago. The Castelvecchi imported two kiosks from Venice , Italy in the 1930s. The last one standing is at the Mackerston putting green next to the children's playground.Thankfully attempts to demolish the kiosk a few years back were cancelled and it is still in use today during the summer months. Check out our article on the Castelvecchi's. in use during the summer months.

We are currently working on more colour images so check back soon.