Rare footage of Queen's visit to Ayrshire (VIDEO)
Published 30 May 2012 09:30 0 Comments
Rare colour video footage of a young Queen Elizabeth 2 and Prince Philip visiting Largs in 1958 has been found.
The one minute clip show the Royal couple visiting Cairnie's Quay at Largs seafront, before leaving Largs Railway Station by Royal train. Both the Queen and Prince Philip look relaxed walking along Broomfields, with the Marine and Curlinghall Hotel, one of the most popular hotels in the west of Scotland, featuring in the background, but is now sadly demolished.
The footage was filmed by Largs man Mr Fred J Thomson who captured many historic events in the town on cine film including Brisbane Queen events, the heavy snowstorm of 1941, and sporting festivals.
To see the footage, go to the below link...