I AM once again indebted to Port Glasgow reader Jim Higgins for supplying interesting photographs of the town from many years ago.

The main picture shows the construction of Coronation Park and its bandstand, which was made possible by the infilling of the old West Harbour to provide an area set aside for recreation.

The park opened in 1937 and was named to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI that year.

On the left can be seen the Fore Street public toilets which originally also housed the office for the town’s weighbridge.

Some decades later Coronation Park diminished in size to make way for the A8 dual carriageway.

The other picture shows Port Glasgow Fair of 1913, which clearly attracted many townspeople. The Gourock Ropeworks building is in the background.