A dedicated Largs internet cafe was opened near the seafront in Largs 25 years ago!

The arrival of the internet in the 1990s sparked a boom in internet cafes and Largs was no different, with Cafe Norge on Largs seafront proving to be a massive draw for locals. 

It's combination of surfing the internet, good food and drink made it one of the town's most popular haunts.

Back in the days before mobile phone internet access, you could pay for the privilege of dial-up internet access for an hourly rate.

The small cafe outlet was also a well known bar at different periods over the years and used to be called Papa Joes, and latterly Albert's Bar until it closed in 2015 and is currently vacant.

Pubs in Largs also offered internet machines where you could pop money into the coin box to get access to the worldwide web and use search engine Alta Vista!

It became one of the most-used early search engines, but lost ground to Google and was purchased by Yahoo! in 2003.

Readers had fond memories of the Gallowgate Street pre-Google days.

One recalled: "

Probably one of the bst pubs the town ever saw, still remember being able to surf and have a pint at £5 per hour!"