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People


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44 files, last one added on Sep 06, 2016

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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96 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2017

Education


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118 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2017

John Logie Baird


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61 files, last one added on Feb 18, 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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18 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2014

Military


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86 files, last one added on Jan 09, 2017

Organisations


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76 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017

Royal Visits


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24 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

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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217 files, last one added on Dec 28, 2016

Religion


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59 files, last one added on Apr 12, 2016

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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38 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2016

Transport — Railways


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70 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2016

Transport — Steamers


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74 files, last one added on May 13, 2016

Sport


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136 files, last one added on Dec 19, 2016

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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Seafront bandstand797 viewsA Boys Brigade band give a concert in the Helensburgh seafront bandstand, opposite West Clyde Street and the Eagle (now Imperial) Hotel. Circa 1912.
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Shandon Hydro1886 viewsView from the Gareloch of Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent mansion was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished. From the image collection of the late Nan Moir, of Cove.
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PS Chancellor486 viewsThe 272-ton paddle steamer Chancellor, built by R.Chambers, Dumbarton, for the Loch Goil and Loch Long Steamboat Company for the Arrochar service. Sold in 1901 to interests at Ferrol, Spain, and renamed Commercio.
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Vice-Admiral Sir Ian and Lady McGeoch681 viewsHELENSBURGH man Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, who died on August 12 2007 at the age of 93, is reputed to have played a major part in the choice of Faslane as the home of Britain’s Polaris submarine fleet. But the World War Two hero was best known as a submarine ace and a serial escaper after being captured by the Germans in the Mediterranean in 1943.
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Sailpast359 viewsLocal yachts took part in the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Neil MacLeod.
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Ardenconnel House1503 viewsA B-listed mansion in Rhu, built by the Buchanan family in the late 18th century. 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 participation in, and enjoyment of, the countryside, and to this day, while no longer operating walking holidays, is still working hard to fulfil the vision of founder the Rev T.A.Leonard. The mansion was later converted into modern flats. Date unknown.
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Lucy Ashton at Rhu553 viewsThe steamer Lucy Ashton is seen in Rhu Bay in this image published by Winton, Stationer, Rhu. David Winton left his job with the Post Office in Arbroath about 1910 as he was becoming blind, and he and his wife moved to Rhu where they were Postmaster and Postmistress until the mid-1950s. Image supplied by their great grandson, Alistair Quinlan.
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Provost's chain187 viewsThe Helensburgh Provost's chain of office. Possibly presented in 1812, the chain has a link which marks to the right the first Provost, steamship pioneer Henry Bell, who served from 1802, the year the town became a Burgh of Barony, to 1809, and to the left Norman M.Glen, the last Provost, who served from 1970-75. Below hangs a medallion dated 1812 with the burgh coat of arms. Photo by Stewart Noble.

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42 viewsClass 4 at Hermitage Primary School, circa 21956-7. Image supplied by Anne Khaya (nee Lillburn).Feb 18, 2017
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Wonderwall34 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. Image supplied by Des Gorra.Feb 18, 2017
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Cairndhu House59 viewsCairndhu on Helensburgh seafront when it was a family home. Later it became the Cairndhu Hotel, then a nursing home for the elderly, and it is now disused. Originally Cairndhu House, it was built in 1871 to a William Leiper design in the style of a grand chateau for John Ure, Provost of Glasgow, whose son became Lord Strathclyde and lived in the mansion. Image, date unknown, supplied by Mrs Sheila Allan.Feb 06, 2017
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Portrait49 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.Feb 02, 2017
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Original apparatus75 viewsHelensburgh inventor John Logie Baird is pictured with the first television transmitter, made up literally from odds and ends, in September 1926. The apparatus was used in the world's first successful demonstrations of instantaneous moving scenes by wire and wireless. It is now housed in the Science Museum in South Kensington, London.Jan 24, 2017
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Muirholm93 viewsThe now closed Muirholm Hotel in Cardross, which was originally a private home. It has been lying empty for several years, and the Co-op has received planning permission to turn it into a 2,000 sq ft foodstore. The plans show that the conservatory at the front will disappear and the principal part of the foodstore will be to the back of the two-storey building in a new extension at the rear. Photo by Stewart Noble.Jan 19, 2017
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109 viewsMembers of the Rose family from Helensburgh pictured on top of an army tank believed to have been stationed near the road at Whistlefield. The photo was taken by Professor Richard Rose in September 1967, and he believes that it was removed about 10 to 15 years later. Any further information would be welcome.Jan 09, 2017
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Macvicars140 viewsPedestrians use the crossing at the foot of Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, in front of Macvicars clothing store in the 1960s.Jan 07, 2017