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Daylight TV380 viewsAn October 3 1929 photo of John Logie Baird explaining the mechanism of the television receiver while testing daylight transmission. His latest experiments in daylight transmission featured Swedish exercises performed by an instructor transmitted to the receiver in movie form. On the left is his technical assistant, Ben Clapp.
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Helensburgh Esplanade965 viewsA family group on the west esplanade. Date unknown.
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Luss from north483 viewsThis 1903 view of Luss shows fields where much of the village now is.
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Queen's Hotel573 viewsThe Queen's Hotel was originally Baths House, built by Henry Bell, who built Europe's first commercial steamship the Comet in 1812. The building has had many alterations but still stands on East Clyde Street, having been converted into flats. Image date unknown.
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Pine Wood583 viewsA 1908 image of the entrance to Pine Wood and the Highlandman's Road, Helensburgh.
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Sailing to celebrate391 viewsYoung dinghy sailors took part in the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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RAF squadron visit680 viewsA previously unpublished picture from a fighter pilot's scrapbook of members of the RAF's 610 Squadron on summer visit to Helensburgh from their base in Cheshire in 1938. They have donned tartan berets, much to the amusement of local children. The following year war broke out and two years later these men were fighting in the Battle of Britain and Helensburgh had its own RAF station. Image supplied by Robin Bird.
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Engine in Glen Douglas748 viewsWar Department 2-8-0 engine no.7720 pictured in Glen Douglas in 1944.

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Pier awash8 viewsHelensburgh pier is almost submerged in a gale. Image circa 1928.Feb 18, 2018
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Cove villas5 viewsVillas in Cove pictured from the sea. Image circa 1932.Feb 18, 2018
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Leaving Helensburgh7 viewsLNER C16 4-4-2T No.9439 is seen pulling a passenger train out of Helensburgh Central Station in 1938. Behind is the station goods yard.Feb 17, 2018
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Looking down on Rhu21 viewsRhu village and Rhu Bay are seen from above from the drive of Woodstone Court, circa 1959. A black and white version is also in this album.Jan 28, 2018
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Steamer then minesweeper29 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 boats34 viewsFishing boats tied up at Helensburgh pier. Image circa 1942.Jan 16, 2018
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PM in Churchill35 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 Churchill38 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