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Larchfield class1487 viewsA class at Helensburgh's Larchfield School in Colquhoun Street circa 1957. The teacher is Mrs Mary Arthur. Image supplied by Robert Whitton whose father, the Rev R.A.Whitton, was minister of St Michael and All Angels Church from 1951-9.
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The Boys of Helensburgh521 viewsAn old Victorian song sheet for 'The Boys of Helensburgh', printed in Larne. It refers to a parade of Orangemen in the town sometime in the 19th century.
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Kilcreggan528 viewsA 1927 view from the water of Kilcreggan.
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Architect and artist491 viewsArchitect and watercolourist Alexander Nisbet Paterson (1862-1947) is pictured in drawing room of his Helensburgh home, Long Croft in West Rossdhu Drive, which he designed in 1901 as a family home following his marriage to artist Maggie Hamilton in 1897. His other notable designs include the former Clyde Street School and the War Memorial in Hermitage Park. Image by courtesy of the Anderson Trust.
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New panel407 views'Henry Bell' unveiled a new panel featuring information about the town, including references to himself and his ground breaking invention, on Helensburgh seafront as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. The panel replaces an earlier version which was one of ten put in place to encourage motorists to explore ‘The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail’, a scenic coastal route from Dumbarton via Cardoss, Helensburgh, Rhu, Garelochhead and the Rosneath Peninsula to Arrochar. Photo by John Urquhart.
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West Princes Street411 viewsChildren prepare to cross West Princes Street, Helensburgh, at John Street. Image circa 1916.
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Olympic Medalist Bobby MacGregor1124 viewsHelensburgh-born Scottish and British champion and world record holder Bobby MacGregor gave a demonstration swim at the Helensburgh Swimming Club Gala in the outdoor pool in August 1964. Son of a former burgh pondmaster, he went on to take silver in the 100 metres freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics a few weeks later.
Now an architect, Bobby moved to Helensburgh some years ago.
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Sinclair Street looking north989 viewsLooking up Sinclair Street from below Princes Street, circa 1908.

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Telechrome demo13 viewsJohn Logie Baird's August 1944 demonstration of the Telechrome, the world’s first cathode ray tube for colour television, was an historic event. The picture was large and bright, a great improvement over the small flickery images of the old mechanical system.Jul 01, 2017
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1920 Waverley cruise40 viewsPassengers on board the paddle steamer Waverley on a cruise from Craigendoran in 1920. Photo by courtesy of Professor Graham Lappin's excellent pictorial website www.dalmadan.com.Jul 01, 2017
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Granary bus crash50 viewsA Garelochhead Coach Services bus crashed into the Granary Restaurant on West Clyde Street after careering down Sinclair Street when the brakes failed. The driver of a Saturday bus from Luss elected to hit the building rather than land on the shore, and was widely praised for his skill in avoiding pedestrians. No-one was seriously injured. Image c.1958 supplied by Robbie Don.Jun 14, 2017
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Wonder Wall wider view40 viewsA tribute to John Logie Baird on the wall of the University of Strathclyde Graham Hills Building in George Street, Glasgow — one of a number of massive official murals. Appropriately, on the right is Dr Who's Tardis. Image supplied by Des Gorra.Jun 14, 2017
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77 viewsA Phaeton carriage is stationary outside Rhu Parish Church. 1894 image supplied by Donald John Chisholm.May 29, 2017
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Rosneath Churchyard81 viewsAn 1894 image of the graveyard at Rosneath, supplied by Donald John Chisholm.May 29, 2017
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Prizewinners102 viewsClub championship prizewinners at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club c.1970. From left: Jane Abel, Donald Fullarton, ?, David Arthur, Alastair Hope, Alex Hewitt and Marie Dixon.May 21, 2017
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Editorial conference87 viewsHelensburgh Advertiser editor Donald Fullarton, sports editor Tony McGinley (who used the pen name Gare Clyde), and Advertiser founder and proprietor Craig M.Jeffrey beside the 'stone' where the hot metal pages were prepared at the East King Street printworks. Image c.1970.May 21, 2017