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People


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45 files, last one added on May 03, 2017

The Arts


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34 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2016

Works of art


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53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015

Business


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106 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2018

Education


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130 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2018

John Logie Baird


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63 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2017

Henry Bell and the Comet


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109 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


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19 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2017

Military


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91 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018

Organisations


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80 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018

Royal Visits


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28 files, last one added on May 21, 2017

Mansions


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94 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2018

Places — Burgh


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293 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2018

Places — District


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221 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2018

Religion


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82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018

Screen and stage stars


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66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017

Shops


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29 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017

Transport — General


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42 files, last one added on Oct 05, 2017

Transport — Railways


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73 files, last one added on Mar 15, 2018

Transport — Steamers


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77 files, last one added on Jul 26, 2018

Sport


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138 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2018

Old Postcards


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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

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Buchanan and Astaire641 viewsIn 1953, the top UK and US song-and-dance men met in The Band Wagon. Helensburgh man Jack Buchanan and Fred Astaire's duet, "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", and their clever version, with Nanette Fabray, of "Triplets" fame, made this one of MGM's most acclaimed musical films, and the pinnacle of Buchanan's career.
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782 viewsWar Department Reid N.B. 4-4-2T engine no.9135 pictured in Glen Douglas in 1943 on the 'Wee Arrochar' push-and-pull run between Craigendoran and Arrochar.
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2b Hermitage Higher Grade School 19443005 views5: Isobel Handyside/Sheena Henderson/Irene Halford/Ailsa Howie/Mae Shields/Edith McArthur/Nanette Sinclair. 4: Lexie Bissett/Margaret Park/Margaret Cockburn/Phyllis Manderson/Elizabeth Templeton/Jean Clow/Jean McCulloch. 3: Andrena Brown/June James/Margaret Jardine/Rena Syme/Peggy McKenzie/Mary Cameron/Norma Watt/Chrissie Kinloch. 2: Isobel Dewar/Jenny Burgess/Iris Sinclair/Julia Macleod/Mollie?/Elspeth McArthur/Betty Petrie/Mary McKinstrey. Fr: Marjorie Ryrie/Maureen Gillespie/Sheila McAlpine/Cecilia Renwick/Nan Crockett.
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Rosneath Castle1672 viewsCompleted in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961. Image circa 1905.
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Argyll Street Cricket Club607 viewsThis is a photo of Larchfield School pupils taken by John Logie Baird in about 1900 at the Larchfield cricket field near the Duchess Wood at Ardencaple. His friend Jack Buchanan, later to become a famous entertainer, is seated on the right with his cap at a rakish angle. Professor Malcolm Baird, who kindly supplied the image, says: “There are ten people in the group, and it is possible that JLB was the 11th member of the team! There is nothing more on record."
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MacLaren's Garage685 viewsThis garage stood at the junction of East King Street and Lomond Street until it was destroyed by fire in the 1970s, when it was Phipps Motors. Photo by Robert Thorburn, supplied by his grandson Sandy Thorburn. Image date unknown.
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Agricultural Trial754 viewsAn unusual picture of a mossland reclamation experiment conducted by the West of Scotland Agricultural College at Daligan Farm, above Helensburgh. The two plots were dressed the previous year with Quicklime, at a rate of four tons per acre, and it is claimed that the increase in potato crop in the left hand plot thanks to Albert's Basic Slag and Potash was enormous, with 6 tons 6 cwt of potatoes per acre, valued at £2 per ton. Image date unknown.
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Cubs in the news943 viewsMembers of a Helensburgh cub pack visit the then Helensburgh Advertiser office in East King Street in 1969, and are shown the Cossar printing press by managing director Craig Jeffrey.

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Faslane shipbreaking50 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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Cairndhu51 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 project50 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 prefab174 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 tennis222 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 burns235 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 infants249 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 pupils288 viewsOlder pupils at Kilcreggan School in 1921, with headmaster George S.Rae. Image kindly supplied by Richard Reeve.Jul 29, 2018