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Hogwarts Express898 views"The Hogwarts Express" is pictured at Helensburgh Upper Station on October 9 2007, returning south after filming one of the Harry Potter films. The steam locomotive No. 5972 was built as "Olton Hall" for the Great Western Railway in 1928, but for the purpose of filming was renamed "Hogwarts Castle". Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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View from the Golf Links885 viewsJohn Young Hunter's picture of the view from the Helensburgh golf course is one of three images from the Anderson Trust collection of local works of art which have been printed as greetings cards and are on sale at The Scandinavian Shop in Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. The others are "View from the Long Croft" by Viola Paterson and "Clyde Regatta" by Arthur H. Turner.
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Sir William Raeburn886 viewsTHE FIRST holder of the Baronetcy of Helensburgh, Sir William Raeburn.
The Raeburn Baronetcy of Helensburgh in the County of Dunbarton is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, and it was created on July 25 1923 for the Conservative MP for Dunbartonshire, head of the shipping company of Raeburn & Verel Ltd.
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Conservative Club876 viewsThe upstairs premises at 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, housed the Conservative and Unionist Club Rooms. The attractive building was designed in 1894 by Honeyman and Keppie, and it is thought Charles Rennie Mackintosh, then a young architect employed by the firm, contributed to the design which has many Glasgow-style features. A statue of St Andrew, the crest of the club, occupies a niche in a central position on the facade. Now the building is owned by the clothing firm Mackays. Image by Stewart Noble.
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West Esplanade589 viewsRelaxing on the grass of the West Esplanade in Helensburgh, with big trees in the gardens of the seafront villas and one of the now demolished shelters in the distance. Image circa 1935.
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Cardross675 viewsThe north end of Cardross village. Image date unknown.
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West Esplanade and Bandstand954 viewsA view from the pier looking east at the West Esplanade, where a large crowd is listening to music being played in the bandstand. Image date unknown.
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Glen Fruin cattle235 viewsCows meander through Glen Fruin. Image published by Stewart Stationer, Helensburgh, circa 1918.

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Steamer then minesweeper6 viewsThe Clyde steel paddle steamer Redgauntlet, built in 1895 for the North British Steam Packet Co. at Craigendoran and launched on April 4, is pictured at the Isle of May. She was built by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow, at their Clydeholm Yard, and in May 1909 passed to the Galloway Saloon Steam Packet Co. for its Firth of Forth service. On May 4 1916 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a minesweeper and was based in Grimsby and commissioned as HMS Redgauntlet II. The following year she was bought by the Royal Navy, and two years later sold to French owners and registered in Algeria. It is believed that she was scrapped in 1934.Jan 16, 2018
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Fishing boats6 viewsFishing boats tied up at Helensburgh pier. Image circa 1942.Jan 16, 2018
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PM in Churchill9 viewsThe Queen inspects Royal Navy personnel at the then Clyde Naval Base at Faslane in 1972. Photo by Brian Averell for the Helensburgh Advertiser.Jan 12, 2018
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PM in Churchill9 viewsPrime Minister Margaret Thatcher is seen visiting and meeting children at the naval married quarters estate at Churchill, Helensburgh, in 1976. Photo by Brian Averell for the Helensburgh Advertiser.Jan 12, 2018
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Kinnear House19 viewsThis building at the corner of Charlotte Street and Victoria Road in Helensburgh has had several uses over the years. At the time the picture was taken it was Kinnear Private Hotel, but it was also the first St Bride's School and in World War Two was used to billet officers working at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, RAF Helensburgh. Today it is divided into two private dwellings. Image date unknown.

Jan 01, 2018
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28 viewsLocal councillor Billy Petrie and three ladies enjoy their ice creams as they launch a new tourist leaflet 'In and around Helensburgh and Rosneath District'. Image daye unknown.Jan 01, 2018
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Deborah Kerr at 7037 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is seen at the 1990 European Film Awards at in the entrance to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with Helensburgh man David Bruce, who was Director of the Scottish Film Council and was mainly responsible for bringing the event to Glasgow. It was also attended by a number of international film stars, including Jeanne Moreau, Max von Sydow, Nastassia Kinski, Kenneth Branagh and Richard Attenborough. Film makers present included David Putnam and the great Ingmar Bergman and Andzej Wajda. Image by courtesy of David Bruce.Dec 14, 2017
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Air raid shelter38 viewsAn air raid shelter was created on Helensburgh seafront to the west of the Henry Bell obelisk in World War Two by excavating the seafront grass opposite the James Street/John Street block. But it was never used as it kept being flooded by sea water.Dec 12, 2017