SPW019556 SCOTLAND (1927). Largs Harbour Pier. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.

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Details

Title [SPW019556] Largs Harbour Pier. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.
Reference SPW019556
Date 1927
Link Canmore Collection item 1246318
Place name
Parish LARGS
District CUNNINGHAME
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 220038, 659487
Longitude / Latitude -4.8710490640204, 55.795129273216
National Grid Reference NS200595

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The Bathing Station

Don White
Thursday 25th of June 2015 01:42:08 PM
The steamer is the Caledonian Steam Packet Co's DUCHESS OF FIFE, built in 1903. She carried winter boarding over her forward windows, and would be serving Millport and Kilchattan Bay (Isle of Bute) from Wemyss Bay and Largs. DUCHESS OF FIFE served as a minesweeper during the Great War and also took part at the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940. She was broken up in 1953.

clydesights
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 09:35:04 PM
Dear Clydesights, this is fascinating information. Thanks for sharing it.



Brian Wilkinson

Britain from Above Activity Officer (Scotland).

Brian Wilkinson
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012 09:45:46 AM

User Comment Contributions

'Leisure time' was something that existing only for the very wealthy, until the social benefits of the Industrial Revolution began to be felt among first the middle, and then the working classes. The twentieth century saw the steady expansion of leisure time and a corresponding growth in leisure activities - such as sailing. This image shows the pier at Largs, a popular seaside holiday resort on the West central coast of Scotland, and the starting point for a number of cruises to nearby islands, such as the Isle of Bute (the destination for the paddle steamer in the photograph).

AlMu
Thursday 8th of May 2014 12:12:24 PM