The caravan site had previously been run by Jack and Jean Philp, from the early 1950s and later by Jean Philp alone. Robert Band was Jean's son-in-law and only became involved much later when he ran his joinery business from Jean's garage. Robert ran the site briefly after Jean's death.
In the book 'Largo - An Illustrated History' by Eric Eunson and John Band, it is noted that the old millstones, which had lain on the site of the mill, were buried during the construction of the caravan park. The same stones (2.37m diameter, 0.54m wide) were unearthed again during the building of Seatoun Place in 1982-3. They are now preserved as mementoes of the mill - gracing the entrance to the housing development. The 1980s postcard image below shows the Seatoun Place houses in their picturesque spot by the bridge and the water.