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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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98 files, last one added on May 21, 2017

Education


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122 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2017

John Logie Baird


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63 files, last one added on Jul 01, 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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87 files, last one added on Jul 31, 2017

Organisations


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77 files, last one added on May 03, 2017

Royal Visits


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28 files, last one added on May 21, 2017

Mansions


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90 files, last one added on Feb 06, 2017

Places — Burgh


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289 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2016

Places — District


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220 files, last one added on Aug 07, 2017

Religion


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61 files, last one added on May 29, 2017

Screen and stage stars


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65 files, last one added on Oct 22, 2015

Shops


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29 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017

Transport — General


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41 files, last one added on Jun 14, 2017

Transport — Railways


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70 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2016

Transport — Steamers


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75 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2017

Sport


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137 files, last one added on May 21, 2017

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.

61 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015

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Garelochhead Tennis Club968 viewsMembers of Garelochhead Tennis Club are pictured at their annual dinner-dance in Helensburgh's Queen's Hotel in November 1960.
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Trains at Ardui986 viewsTwo steam trains on the West Highland Line at Ardlui Station, Loch Lomond, on August 13 1959. The engine which can be seen pulling a Glasgow train, no.61342, is a 71-ton Class B1 locomotive. Designed by Thompson, the class was introduced in 1942, and 409 were built.
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View from pier 19011664 viewsThis view from the pierhead looking up Colquhoun Street was taken in 1901, but it is not known why a large crowd had gathered and what they were looking at. The shops are Robert Brown's wines and spirits and Lachlan McLachlan's very popular bakery. In 1929 the building which housed the two shops was demolished to allow the National Bank of Scotland to be built, and Lachlan McLachlan moved his business to Garelochhead where he worked until his death in 1951. Image supplied by Pat Drayton.
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Helensburgh Sands570 viewsAn imaginative and humorous postcard from the early 1900s featuring Helensburgh beach in days gone by.
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Hermitage Hospital fundraising600 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Patients also raised funds. Photo by Helensburgh lamplighter Edward Graham, supplied by his great great grandson Ian MacQuire.
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Novelty postcard537 viewsA 1911 novelty postcard bearing Greetings from Helensburgh, which shows the Training Ship Empress moored in the Gareloch at Rhu, and below it a scene in which the young man on the left is saying "I am having a change, different girl again".
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David Clyde with Jean Harlow502 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, is on the right in this scene from the 1936 film Suzy, a First World War romance in which he appeared with Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone and Cary Grant. American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914 and loves Irish inventor Terry (Tone) who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman. After their marriage Terry is murdered and Suzy flees to Paris where she meets pilot Andre (Grant) as war is breaking out.
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Toll Cottage950 viewsThe Toll Cottage at the top of Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, which today is still standing but is unoccupied. On the left is the mansion Ardluss. During World War Two it was planned to situate a roadblock at the cottage, using old tramlines placed in prepared holes, to keep out German invaders. This 1962 image was taken by Stewart Noble.

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Old Row33 viewsPupils stand outside the original Row (Rhu) School which stood on what is now the village green.Aug 23, 2017
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Rhu from Ardenconnel37 viewsAn old image of Rhu from Ardenconnel, now the home of Rhu Amateurs. Image date unknown.Aug 07, 2017
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Local Argylls48 viewsMembers of the local Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials pictured during the First World War. This slightly damaged image was kindly supplied by Doris Gentles, whose father, Harry Smith, is in the picture fifth from the right in the second row. He was one of four brothers serving in the trenches, and two of them were severely wounded.Jul 31, 2017
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Telechrome demo48 viewsJohn Logie Baird's August 1944 demonstration of the Telechrome, the world’s first cathode ray tube for colour television, was an historic event. The picture was large and bright, a great improvement over the small flickery images of the old mechanical system.Jul 01, 2017
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1920 Waverley cruise101 viewsPassengers on board the paddle steamer Waverley on a cruise from Craigendoran in 1920. Photo by courtesy of Professor Graham Lappin's excellent pictorial website www.dalmadan.com.Jul 01, 2017
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Granary bus crash113 viewsA Garelochhead Coach Services bus crashed into the Granary Restaurant on West Clyde Street after careering down Sinclair Street when the brakes failed. The driver of a Saturday bus from Luss elected to hit the building rather than land on the shore, and was widely praised for his skill in avoiding pedestrians. No-one was seriously injured. Image c.1958 supplied by Robbie Don.Jun 14, 2017
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Wonder Wall wider view78 viewsA tribute to John Logie Baird on the wall of the University of Strathclyde Graham Hills Building in George Street, Glasgow — one of a number of massive official murals. Appropriately, on the right is Dr Who's Tardis. Image supplied by Des Gorra.Jun 14, 2017
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132 viewsA Phaeton carriage is stationary outside Rhu Parish Church. 1894 image supplied by Donald John Chisholm.May 29, 2017