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Royal Train520 viewsNot a lot is known about this picture, but it is thought to be of local people greeting the Royal Train on the West Highland Line in 1906. The exact venue is not known, but it could be between Craigendoran and Helensburgh Upper, or near Garelochhead. Any further information would be welcome, and should be sent to the editor using the 'Contact Us' page on the main Heritage Trust website.
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1911 Coronation455 viewsCivic dignitaries and representatives of local organisations paraded in Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh, to mark the Coronation of King George V on June 22 1911. This photograph was taken by the well known local photographers, W.D.Brown & Co.
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1965 Royal visit464 viewsThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are pictured in Helensburgh Central Station admiring a model of the first 'Blue Train' which would soon be introduced into service on the Helensburgh-Glasgow line. The 15 minute visit was on Monday June 28 1965 to open new council offices, and the royal couple arrived at and left Clydebank on the royal yacht Britannia. Behind them are Provost J.McLeod Williamson and the Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Admiral Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham.
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Royal Yacht76 viewsThe Royal Yacht Britannia moored at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968 for the visit of the Queen Mother. Photo by Hector Cameron.
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Duchess at Commissioning532 viewsCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is seen with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, at the Commissioning ceremony at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on August 27 2010 as the UK's most powerful attack submarine, HMS Astute, was welcomed into the Royal Navy. The Duchess is the sub's Patron, and during the ceremony Astute officially became 'Her Majesty's Ship'. Photo copyright Royal Navy.
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The Duke of Edinburgh465 viewsHRH Prince Philip on a visit to the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in October 1994.
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The Duke of Kent at Rhu440 viewsHRH The Duke of Kent on board the RNLI inshore rescue boat at Rhu on July 21 1994.
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The Duke of Kent at Rhu458 viewsHRH The Duke of Kent visits the Rhu RNLI Station on July 27 1994. He is talking to Ferdie Thurgood (back to camera) and Dr Peter Campbell.
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HRH The Princess Royal465 viewsPrincess Anne talks to staff at the Jeanie Deans Unit in the grounds of the Victoria Infirmary in Helensburgh on a visit on August 19 1998. She previously visited the unit, which closed in 2007, on February 5 1990.
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HRH The Princess Royal452 viewsPrincess Anne talks to a patient at the Jeanie Deans Unit in the grounds of the Victoria Infirmary in Helensburgh on a visit on August 19 1998. She previously visited the unit, which closed in 2007, on February 5 1990.
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Luss rescue boat539 viewsHRH Princess Anne is invited to name the new Loch Lomond rescue boat by chairman Archie McKenzie, Vice Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, in November 2006 at the Luss boathouse. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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Princess Diana562 viewsDiana, Princess of Wales, looks through the periscope of the Faslane submarine HMS Trafalgar, after being hoisted on board in the Firth of Clyde in October 1986. Looking on is Commander Toby Elliot. Photo purchased by Heritage Trust from Navy News.
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