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Kintillo461 viewsKintillo in Suffolk Street, Helensburgh, the home of Andrew Bonar Law and his wife Annie. He employed famous architect William Leiper to add a billiard room, and they lived there until 1909 when the family moved to London. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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The Kidston Family724 viewsMembers of the Kidston family, who owned the mansion Ferniegair next to Cairndhu on the west seafront, are pictured at a family Christmas party, circa 1900. The Kidstons were great benefactors to Helensburgh over many years. Andrew Bonar Law, the burgh man who became prime minister, can be seen on the left in the back row. The photographer was John Stuart, of Thistlebank, Helensburgh. Image supplied by the late John Johnston.
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One Empire157 viewsA loyal postcard of One King, One Flag, One Fleet, One Empire features King George V with Irish Unionist politician, barrister and judge the Rt Hon Sir Edward H.Carson, and Unionist Party Leader Andrew Bonar Law from Helensburgh.
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Ulster demo389 viewsAndrew Bonar Law, recently elected leader of the Conservative Party and the Leader of the Opposition, was guest of honour at a meticulously planned Ulster unionist demonstration at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Showground at Balmoral on Easter Tuesday 1912. Whereas Winston Churchill’s speech in Celtic Park on 8 February 1912 had an audience of 5,000 nationalists and liberals, Law was astounded to find himself with an audience of between 100,000 and 200,000, one of the largest political demonstrations in British history. He spoke eloquently, invoking the siege of Derry as a paradigm for Ulster’s plight, identifying the Parliament Act of 1911 as the equivalent of the boom constructed by the Jacobites across the Foyle during the great siege.
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Portrait435 viewsA studio portrait published in The Graphic newspaper in the spring of 1921 when, citing ill health, Andrew Bonar Law retired from the leadership of the Conservative branch of the Lloyd George government in the spring of 1921. His counterpart in the House of Lords, Austen Chamberlain succeeded him as Leader of the House of Commons and also took over the office of Lord Privy Seal.
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Working the crowd380 viewsAndrew Bonar Law makes a speech at an unknown location surrounded by dignitaries, circa 1920.
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On route to Paris393 viewsPrime Minister Andrew Bonar Law pictured in The Graphic newspaper on his way to Paris for what turned out to be an unsuccessful conference on World War One reparations in January 1923. He proposed a scheme, which went by his name, for a final settlement of the reparations problem as an alternative to the application of force. However Poincare's French Government refused this scheme out of hand, and proceeded at once to the occupation of the Ruhr.
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The Bonar Law family grave395 viewsThe Bonar Law family grave in Helensburgh Cemetery. However, as he was a Prime Minister, the ashes of Andrew Bonar Law are buried at Westminster Cathedral. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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Glasgow speech435 viewsAndrew Bonar Law speaks to 1,000 of his party faithful at a meeting in the St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, in October 1922. He set forth the principles on which his party stood, and devoted the opening of his speech to an explanation of how he came to resume the leadership of his party. This came about, he said, when he realised that the Coalition was losing ground and a split was inevitable.
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Bonar Law demonstration postcard429 viewsA sketch of what was claimed to be the largest Union Jack in the Empire being unfurled at the Bonar Law demonstration in Belfast on Easter Tuesday 1912, calling for 'No Home Rule'. Published by 'Town Topics', 30 Chichester Street, Belfast.
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Birthday paddle432 viewsA paddling Andrew Bonar Law gives a friend a piggyback on a 21st birthday outing to Arrochar. Image by courtesy of Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group.
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Birthday swim445 viewsAndrew Bonar Law, in the water in the centre, is watched by friends as he has a swim on a 21st birthday outing to Arrochar. Image by courtesy of Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group.
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