Memories of 'going doon the watter...'
There’s a long tradition of folk from Greenock, Port Glasgow and beyond spending summer holidays at Lunderston Bay. In the mid 1900s, families made the fair fortnight stretch for weeks by staying in the informal ‘tent city’ or by hiring a beach hut. The kids would go fishing for mackerel which always tasted best when cooked fresh from the sea on an open fire. If the catch was good, they would sell the fish round the tents and rush off to buy ice cream with their profits.