I'm sure everyone reading this blog is very familiar with the pictured statue of Alexander Selkirk, which can be found on Lower Largo's Main Street. It was unveiled at this time of the year - Friday 11th December 1885 - on a cold and damp day. Nevertheless, the occasion was described as a "red letter day" which would "never be forgotten". Still today people enjoy looking at the many photographs taken on that day in 1885. Above we have someone remarking on the statue in a 1901 postcard. This visitor was staying at the Belmont Hotel which once stood close to Largo Station, before it was gutted by fire in 1926. Elements of the outer shell of the old hotel can still be seen in a wall at the top of the steep pathway running from the Main Street to the car park on the site of the former station (see images below).
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