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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 1928
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_card.jpg

19 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2017

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_from_Woodstone.jpg

221 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2018

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
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Craigendoran Station pier platform1307 viewsThe platform at Craigendoran Station which brought trippers direct to the steamers at the pier, and one steamer can be seen. Both the station and the piers were built in 1882 after a plan to extend the Helensburgh line through the town centre to Helensburgh pier fell through because of local opposition. Image date unknown.
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Portrait mystery512 viewsSir James Guthrie (1859-1930), who lived much of his life at Rhu and Helensburgh and was the leader of the now famous Glasgow Boys, painted this portrait of a young girl. Art collector Jim Smith from Blantyre owns the 24 x 18s ins charcoal and crayon drawing, and would love to know who the young lady subject was.
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Methodist holiday504 viewsMethodists on holiday at Ardenconnel House in Rhu on July 25 1938. The B-listed mansion was built by the Buchanan family in the late 18th century, and Ardenconnel was one of the principal estates of the old parish of Row. It was bought in 1899 by the Countrywide Holidays Association, and by 1908 could accommodate 120 guests. The CHA is the oldest walking holiday company in the country, set up in 1893 to encourage enjoyment of the countryside, and to this day working hard to fulfil the vision of founder the Rev T.A.Leonard. The mansion was later converted into modern flats.
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Larchfield School Forms 4A and B 1958979 viewsRear (from right): ? Russell, Richard Marshall, Peter Jack, Charles Nicholson, George Watson, A.Robertson, Jeremy Scales, Andrew Nicholson, Alastair Trail; 2nd back: Timothy Scott, William Burgess, John Glen, Alastair Wingate, Richard North, Ian MacFadyen, Brian Brown, William Young, Dave Robertson; middle: Christopher Grieve, Colin Wearmouth, Colin Service, Graham Carver, John Blackie; front: John Wright, William Stewart Robertson, David Young, Michael Henderson, Kenneth Henderson, Geoffrey Bamford.
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TSS Duchess of Montrose759 viewsThe 806-ton turbine steamer was launched on May 10 1930 at the yard of William Denny & Bros Ltd., Dumbarton. The first 'one-class' vessel on the Clyde, she cruised in the lower Firth to Arran, Ayr and as far as Stranraer, Campbeltown and Inveraray, and she remained on the Clyde during World War II serving Wemyss Bay and Rothesay. Converted to oil in 1956 she undertook the long cruises, especially to Inveraray, in the post-war period. She was withdrawn in 1964, and scrapped in Ghent, Belgium, in 1965.
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Rhu Village Green617 viewsChildren enjoy playing on the village green in front of Rhu Church, circa 1905.
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Helensburgh Upper Station1064 viewsA view of Helensburgh Upper Station in its heyday. A very deep cutting was excavated for the station on the West Highland Railway, which opened to traffic in 1894. Like all the local upper stations except Rhu, it was originally designed to look like a Swiss chalet, and it had its own coalyard to east of Sinclair Street where the Maclachlan Road flats are now. Image date unknown.
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Kidston Park853 viewsA drinking fountain at Kidston Park, with the bandstand in the distance, circa 1908.

Last additions - Heritage
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Faslane shipbreaking52 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
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Cairndhu53 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
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CHORD project52 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 prefab176 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
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Rhu tennis224 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 burns237 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
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Kilcreggan infants251 viewsInfant pupils at Kilcreggan School in June 1921 when the headmaster was George S.Rae. Image kindly supplied by Richard Reeve.Jul 29, 2018
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Kilcreggan pupils289 viewsOlder pupils at Kilcreggan School in 1921, with headmaster George S.Rae. Image kindly supplied by Richard Reeve.Jul 29, 2018