In this week's delve into the archives, we head back to the pivotal year of 1963.

It was a seismic year in world history with the assassination of American president John F Kennedy in November, while in TV, the iconic show Doctor Who was first broadcast.

The Beatles were emerging as a world class music act and had number one singles with 'From Me to You', 'She Loves You', and 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand'.

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

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Elsewhere that year Largs High School hosted their awards ceremony, and there is a well known local councillor in the photo - Tom Marshall, Can you spot him?

The line-up is as follows; Drew Galbraith, Joan Shaw, William Honeyman, Margaret Lancaster, Middle: Bill Ogilvy, Morven McIvor, Frances Mushet, Jim McDonald, Lavina Duncan, Kate Marshall, Marjory Acheson, Kenneth Mackson, Sandy Cureton, Anna Cockburn.

Next row: Alex Boyd, Margaret Acheson, Kenneth Mackison, Sandy Cureton, Anna Cockburn.

Front Row: Alex Boyd, Margaret Gall, Tom Marshall, Jean Cowan, Helen Heatherington, Sandy Young and Douglas Niven.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: This picture from August 1963 shows the members of Largs Boys Brigade who were in camp at Aberdeen from July 13 to 23.

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A rare picture from 61 years ago, above, shows the Largs and Millport Curlers at the Hill Pond, Millport.

And Aubery Pond was opened and became a popular attraction for decades, and it still very much in use thanks to Largs Model Boat Club.

It was Bailie PM White who first suggested the project and there was a certain amount of opposition both inside and outside the council.

Only the intervention of influential political heavyweights, including Provost Herbert Acheson and Bailie White of Largs Town Council who were both strong supporters of the project, managed to push it through.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: And Largs was not alone in having a popular outdoor water feature as The Garrison in Millport had a very well used paddling pool which is well remembered

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The Millport paddling pool came along nine years later in 1972, with the below photo taking in 1984, thanks to @mylargslife for the picture.