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Welcome to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust GalleryWithin this gallery are all the images. If you click the link above you will find the albums containing the images


22 1930
People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

45 files, last one added on May 03, 2017

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

34 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2016

Works of art


Colquhoun-Lady-Helen-w.jpg

53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

106 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2018

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

130 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2018

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

63 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2017

Henry Bell and the Comet


Comet-flywheel-in-park-w.jpg

109 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


Bonar-Law-1922-chess-w.jpg

20 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2018

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

91 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018

Organisations


Rovers-building-cabin-w.jpg

80 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018

Royal Visits


Queen-Mother-Base-68-1w.jpg

28 files, last one added on May 21, 2017

Mansions


Cairndhu-GF-w.jpg

94 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2018

Places — Burgh


CHORD-seafront-w.jpg

293 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2018

Places — District


Rhu-water-trip.jpg

222 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2019

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017

Shops


Sinclair-St-crossing-w.jpg

29 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017

Transport — General


Uncle_Hector_at_Helensburgh_car.jpg

42 files, last one added on Oct 05, 2017

Transport — Railways


2018-March-train-1-w.jpg

73 files, last one added on Mar 15, 2018

Transport — Steamers


Kenilworth-Craigendoran-w.jpg

77 files, last one added on Jul 26, 2018

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

138 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2018

Old Postcards


Helensburgh_1903.jpeg

These images are copies of old postcards and some are watermarked. Please respect this website by not copying the images.

55 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015

22 albums on 1 page(s)


Random files - Heritage
1903_Sinclair_Street.jpg
1903 Sinclair Street927 viewsHelensburgh's Public Hall, the Victoria Hall, and Hermitage School are seen in this 1903 photograph from the top of the St Columba Church tower, looking up Sinclair Street, which was published as a postcard by J.Valentine & Co. of Dundee. It shows the chimney of the Malig (or Millig) Mill to the rear of the Victoria Hall.
Steamer_at_Garelochhead.jpg
Steamer at Garelochhead788 viewsA steamer is berthed at the pier at Garelochhead, probably the Lucy Ashton which called regularly from 1906 until the pier closed in 1939. Image circa 1905.
pinewood.jpg
Pine Wood863 viewsEntrance to Pine Wood, The Highlandman's Road. Postcard dated 1891.
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Cove villas556 viewsVillas in Cove pictured from the sea. Image circa 1932.
Seafront_paddling.jpg
Seafront paddling781 viewsPaddling at what in times gone by was known as The Sands, Helensburgh. Image date unknown.
Shandon-Pier.jpg
Shandon Pier687 viewsA view of Shandon pier and the old Garelochside road, published by The Proprietor, Shandon Hotel, Shandon. Image date unknown.
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Town centre from the pier676 viewsThis image shows the town centre from the pier, with the outdoor swimming pool, bandstand, Granary, and the Old Parish Church. Image date unknown.
Old_Luss_Road_in_snow.jpg
Old Luss Road692 viewsA 1909 Helensburgh image captioned: "The silent snow possess'd the Old Luss Road".

Last additions - Heritage
Rhu-water-trip.jpg
Waterworks trip35 viewsLocal worthies, including F.C.Buchanan of Rowmore, Rhu (left), celebrate the opening of a new dam and waterworks in the hills above the village, c.1896.Feb 10, 2019
Bonar-Law-1922-chess-w.jpg
Passion for chess106 viewsBonar Law was a great chess enthusiast, and was a highly rated player. He is pictured here at the London International Chess Congress in July and August of 1922 with the Mayor of Westminster, a few weeks before he became Prime Minister. The players were José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera, world champion in 1922, (left) and Machgielis Euwe. known to all as Max. Photo by courtesy of the Chess Scotland History Archive at www.chessscotland.com/documents/history/latest_additions.htm.Dec 27, 2018
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Faslane shipbreaking234 viewsThe Shipbreaking Industries yard at Faslane, clearly illustrating that they broke up old railway locomotives as well as ships. After Faslane had been a military port in World War Two, at the end of 1945 the southern section was handed over to the Royal Navy who used it as a base for the Reserve Fleet. In August 1946 the rest was handed over to Metal Industries (later Shipbreaking Industries) for shipbreaking. Many famous vessels ended their days there, including the last four-funnelled liner, the Aquitania, the German battleship Derflinger which had been scuttled at Scapa Flow, and the last battleship built for the Royal Navy, HMS Vanguard. Image, date unknown, by courtesy of Stewart Noble.Nov 25, 2018
Cairndhu-GF-w.jpg
Cairndhu216 viewsThe magnificent William Leiper-designed Helensburgh seafront mansion Cairndhu, which is now boarded up, pictured in its heyday by Gordon Fraser. It was built for Glasgow businessman John Ure, who later became Lord Provost of Glasgow, in the style of a miniature French chateau, with stained glass windows by Daniel Cottier. The mansion remained a private home until the Second World War. In September 1940 it was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and became home to part of HMS Vernon, along with neighbouring Ardencaple Castle. for degaussing operations. In 1947 Cairndhu was returned to private ownership and became a hotel and then a nursing home.Nov 25, 2018
CHORD-seafront-w.jpg
CHORD project212 viewsARGYLL and Bute Council's Helensburgh's CHORD project, opened in 2015, involved over £7 million of investment in regenerating the town centre, making improvements to the town's public places, including wider pavements, better access to local shops, new parking bays, and new street furniture. This image by Gordon Fraser shows work in progress on laying the new pavement near the junction of West Clyde Street and William Street.Nov 25, 2018
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Burgh prefab323 viewsThe town had a number of prefab homes for several decades, and this one is 2 The Triangle, just behind the Victoria Infirmary and where Johnston Court is now. Image, date unknown, supplied by Helensburgh Memories member Paul Oakes.Aug 31, 2018
Rhu_tennis.jpg
Rhu tennis385 viewsThis group of tennis players at Rhu was photographed by well known Helensburgh photographer Bill Benzie. Image date unknown. Any further information would be most welcome.Jul 29, 2018
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Cumberland burns382 viewsThe Clyde Industrial Training Ship Association vessel Cumberland, moored off Rhu from 1869-89, was destroyed by fire — allegedly arson by five boy pupils — and sold for scrap. The illustrations are from 'The Graphic' newspaper of the time.Jul 29, 2018