Stenlake Publishing - Largs <i>Then & Now</i>

Largs Then & Now

Author : Hugh Maxwell
ISBN : 9781840337952
Cover : paperback
Price : £11.95

A fishing and weaving place from early times, the 19th century brought steamers to its pier and trains to its station and the town prospered and grew as a result. Wealthy Glasgow folk built mansions and villas. Hotels, cafes and shops sprang up to serve the visitors. As with all seaside resorts the 1950s were the last great decade, after which package holidays lured the visitors away. While the town is fundamentally still very recognisable, the decline in trade and shift in fortunes has caused change to the buildings and streetscapes, reflected in this book comparing old photographs with how those scenes look today.

Largs Then & Now

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