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Reece's Sweet Shop801 viewsMargaret Reece outside her sweet shop at the corner of Maitland Street and East Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Image, date unknown, supplied by Sue Taylor.
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McCallum Milliners837 viewsThe display in the ladies department at 21 West Clyde Street premises of McCallum & Sons, Milliners, Dressmakers & General Warehousemen, established 1820. They offered costumes, mantles and blouses, and were glovers, hosiers, and outfitters. They also supplied household linen, blankets, flannels and Scotch Wincey. The Gents Department offered hats, caps, shirts, gloves, 'cellular clothing', 'Scotch Underwear", and featherweight tourist waterproof coats. Image circa 1910.
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G.Arthur McInnes Ltd.796 viewsAn early view of G.Arthur McInnes, Drapers, 77-81 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. The shop opened on February 15 1929 on the site previously occupied by grocer R.M.Clyde, six years after Robert’s daughter Jean married George Arthur McInnes on January 3 1923. George died in 1937, but Jean carried on until her death in 1941. Her daughter Isobel — better known as Belle and wife of Waldies garage boss and town councillor George Aitkenhead — ran the business for many years with the aid of manager Duncan Ralph.
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G.Arthur McInnes Ltd.876 viewsA 1980s view of G.Arthur McInnes, Drapers, 77-81 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. It opened on February 15 1929 on the site previously occupied by grocer R.M.Clyde, six years after Robert’s daughter Jean married George Arthur McInnes on January 3 1923. George died in 1937, but Jean carried on until her death in 1941. Her daughter Isobel — better known as Belle and wife of Waldies garage boss and town councillor George Aitkenhead — ran the business for many years with the aid of manager Duncan Ralph.
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Morrison Jeweller770 viewsThe 46 West Clyde Street premises of John Morrison, F.S.M.C., Watchmaker and Jeweller, and Practical Sight Testing Optician, established 1846. He announced: “I have an excellent variety of Wedding Presents, Birthday, Congratulatory Gifts, and Mementoes of Scotland. My stock is unique in price and selection. Scotch Pebble Jewellery a Speciality.”
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Rhu Post Office777 viewsAn old picture of Rhu Post Office, date unknown. 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. Beyond is the Rhu Inn, then known as the Colquhoun Arms. Image supplied by their great grandson, Alistair Quinlan.
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Rhu Post Office763 viewsAn old picture of Rhu Post Office, date unknown. 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. Beyond is the Rhu Inn, then known as the Colquhoun Arms. Image supplied by their great grandson, Alistair Quinlan.
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Thos. Rowatt850 viewsThe 16 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, premises of Thomas Rowatt, cabinetmaker and upholsterer. Later the firm moved to West Princes Street, where it is still in business today. Image circa 1910.
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Royal Bank883 viewsThe exterior of the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in East Princes Street, next to stationers Macneur and Bryden Ltd. The picture was taken by Wilson Brothers Photographers, of Glasgow, and in front is manager John R.Dixon, circa 1936. Image supplied by Marion Gillies.
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Shandon Shop862 viewsBray, Shandon, on Kirk Brae, where Cooper & Co., agent for the Perth Dye Works, offered Teas etc. Date unknown. From the image collection of the late Nan Moir, of Cove.
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East End Grocery819 viewsThe 89 East Clyde Street premises of William Shields Jnr., family grocer, provision, tea and wine merchant, who also had a branch at Dunoon. The speciality was 'Nourish Invalid Stout", and his slogan was 'Quality the True Test of Cheapness'. Image circa 1910.
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Macvicars403 viewsPedestrians use the crossing at the foot of Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, in front of Macvicars clothing store in the 1960s.
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