This photograph, taken from an elevated position at Largo Station, facing towards the harbour and Drummochy, provides a fantastic panoramic view. This crisp image provides so much detail on this area at the time - capturing many features that have changed over the years. The station and its little hut in the foreground are long gone. The roof and windows on the Crusoe Hotel have been altered - more than once. A century has passed since the road bridge was built over the Keil burn connecting Drummochy to Lower Largo. Fishing nets no longer skirt the coastline nor hang out to dry by the shore. Drum Park has long since filled the gap between the Net House and the trees in the upper right of the shot. I'd guess this photograph was taken not long after 1900. A good clue is the little sign, barely noticeable on the fence at the lower left corner of the shot. Blown up this sign reads "BOWLING GREEN & TENNIS COURT - SIMPSON INSTITUTE - UPPER LARGO". This suggests that the photo dates to before the tennis courts and bowling green were opened in Lundin Links in 1905. The facilities at the Simpson Institute date back to 1892. In the next post - more information on the contents of this image, as we zoom in to more detail.
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