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The Pilcher Hawk Glider756 viewsPercy Pilcher flies his Hawk glider in 1897.
Percy Pilcher with his Bat glider723 viewsTaken in 1895, probably at Auchensail Farm, Cardross.
Percy Pilcher in flight720 viewsPercy flies the Hawk glider at Eynsford in 1897.
Percy Pilcher with the Bat715 viewsPercy Pilcher with the Bat glider at Cardross in 1895.
Steamer leaving the Gareloch797 viewsThe date of this picture, taken from the Whistler's Glen area above Rhu, is not known, and neither has the steamer been identified. Of particular interest is Kidston Point, bottom left
Coaches at the pier893 viewsThree coaches wait at Helensburgh pierhead for the arrival of the next steamer. Date unknown.
Horse as well as motor transport798 viewsUnknown vehicle in the foreground, with a horse and carriage in front of it as well as one approaching. Craigendoran Station and pier is in the far background on the right. Pre-1909.
Shandon Bus Crash945 viewsA Garelochhead Coach Service double decker bus lies on the beach at Shandon after an accident on the old lochside road in November 1965. Andrew Shirley from Rhu, who is researching the Garelochhead bus companies, believes this bus is MXX 177, one of the former London Transport RT class operated by the firm. It was repaired and put back into service.
Central Station843 viewsHelensburgh Central Station bearing the sign of the North British Railway, circa 1905.
Rhu Crash780 viewsA Tennent Caledonian delivery van which crashed into the Gareloch at Rhu. Date unknown.
The Sugar Ship991 viewsAn aerial view of the 8,325 ton Greek cargo ship Captayannis lying on a sandbank near to Ardmore Point not long after she was sunk. On the evening of January 27 1974 the area suffered from a terrific storm which blew the vessel from its anchor and caused it to collide with the BP tanker British Light. The anchor chains of the tanker holed the sugar boat allowing water to pour into her, so she was beached in the shallow waters over the sandbank.
Motormen's Outing733 viewsHelensburgh motormen leaving for their annual trip from the Waldie & Co. motor and carriage hirers premises in Sinclair Street, circa 1917. Seeing off the party is John Hamilton of Waldies, and the carriage is being driven by Mr Reynolds, who often drove this carriage and was also the firm's undertaker.
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