At the turn of the century, Lundin Links had seen a spate of boarding houses being built as the village gained popularity as a late Victorian watering hole. As the nature of tourism evolved over the decades the term 'boarding house' was often replaced with 'private hotel'. The adverts below from the early 1960s show two such examples. The pair of private hotels pictured above and advertised below are Ravenswood (left) and Elmwood (right). Constructed in 1899, these two both boasted sea views, proximity to the railway station, access to sporting facilities and home baking. I don't know how people chose between them but I understand that many families were repeat visitors year after year, often meeting the same fellow holiday-makers each time and building up long-standing friendships.
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