Zoo And Other Seafront Memories - a Memory of Largs.

I definately remember the little zoo on the front of the esplanade probably in the 1960's. There were some birds and possibly a monkey but I remember particularly a huge tortoise ( it may have been a turtle), which was claimed to be over 100 years old. In those days there were also rowing boats for hire on the shore and at the northern end a children's boat park where you could pedal the little boats in a pond.
My gran used to send me to Nardini's for their lesser known speciality...custard tarts!
Cultural memories include; performing the Sugar Plum Fairy ballet at the Barrfield Pavilion and going to the unique Viking Cinema ( not at the seafront) which had half a viking ship at its front entrance.

Gail Kennedy ne Henderson ( formerly from Fairlie)

A memory shared by toots1.gk on Oct 22nd, 2014.
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