In this week's delve back into the news archive, we take a look back at school memories from down the decades.

The above photo shows an early Fairlie Primary one photo around 1980 in the old primary school building in School Brae which was opened in the 1880s.

We stay in the 1980s for this particular photo of St Mary's Primary one class. From l-r....Steven Gallacher, Lucy Diamond-Moore, Laura Diamond, Ricky Pepin, Emily McGregor, Jill Paterson, Maxine Wilkie, Elizabeth Hill, Brigene Heggerty, Paul O'Donnell, Ian McAlindon, Alan Valachi, Claudio Nardini, Craig Bryce, Lorna Cantwell, Lisa Greer, Joanne Collins, Lynn Clark, Maria McCairn, Jane Gosden, Louise McGowan Martin, Dominic Gallagher, Yvonne Banks, Mags Payet, Paul Nears, and Stephen Connick.

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And a model railway exhibition at Barrfields proved popular in the 1980s with the rapt attention of youngsters. 

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Model railway exhibition in LargsModel railway exhibition in Largs (Image: Newsquest)

We fast forward to the class of 2008 at Largs Academy including the then head teacher Arthur Jones.

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