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1892 Leiper Porch531 viewsA ceremony taking place during the construction of the William Leiper Porch at the West Free Church (now Helensburgh Parish Church) in mid-1982. The porch was built as a memorial to the Rev Alexander Anderson, minister of the church, who died in 1891. On the platform are two choirs and church dignitaries, and a large crowd are watching. On a ladder can be seen the name of local painting and decorating firm J.W.McCulloch who were in business in Colquhoun Square until a few years ago. Image by kind permission of Helensburgh Parish Church.
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Baptist Cruise530 viewsThe Rev Russell Davidson (3rd from left), minister of Helensburgh Baptist Church, and members of the Baptist Association on a cruise on Loch Lomond aboard the Maid of the Loch. Date unknown.
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Baptist outing497 viewsSlightly damaged image of a Helensburgh Baptist Church Boys Guild group leaving for a week's camp at Aberfoyle. Image date unknown.
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Cardross Old Parish Church503 viewsThe church, the second on the site, was built in 1826 to designs by Greenock architect George Dempster. It was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers over the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower and walls were made safe in 1954 as a memorial, with the interior raised as a lawn, and the tower was restored in 1999. The graveyard contains monuments from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. This image taken from the rear was supplied by Donald Fullarton.
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Cardross Old Parish Church518 viewsThe church, the second on the site, was built in 1826 to designs by Greenock architect George Dempster. It was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers over the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower and walls were made safe in 1954 as a memorial, with the interior raised as a lawn, and the tower was restored in 1999. The graveyard contains monuments from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. This image taken from the main road was supplied by Donald Fullarton.
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Cardross Old Parish Church361 viewsThe church, the second on the site, was built in 1826 to designs by Greenock architect George Dempster. It was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers over the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower and walls were made safe in 1954 as a memorial, with the interior raised as a lawn, and the tower was restored in 1999. The graveyard contains monuments from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
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Carved heads509 viewsTwo carved heads are seen at the bricked-up doorway of the tower of Cardross Old Parish Church, which was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers on the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower was restored in the summer of 1999. Any information about the carved heads would be welcome. Image supplied by Donald Fullarton.
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Choir trip149 viewsThe choir boys of Helensburgh's St Michael and All Angels Church on a trip to Kilcreggan in 1941. Back row: Mrs Baird, ?, the Rev Charles B.Baird, ?, Robert Neil; middle: Robert Livingstone, Robert Hailstones, Tom Paterson, Roy Mackenzie, Robert Wright, Thomas Neil (Robert's brother), Robert Weir Lees; front: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?. The photograph, taken by church organist James P.Whimster, was kindly supplied by Robert Hailstones.
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Church for sale500 viewsHelensburgh's Church of Christ, Scientist, in West Princes Street, designed in 1956 by Margaret Brodie, is currently on the property market. 2015 image by Stewart Noble.
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Evening lecture313 viewsThe Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird and minister of Helensburgh's West Established Church, later St Bride's Church, gave a lecture on Goethe in the Pavilion at Blanefield on February 11 1881. Image by courtesy of Michael Dryden.
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Evening lecture321 viewsThe Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird and minister of Helensburgh's West Established Church, later St Bride's Church, gave a lecture on the French Revolution in the Pavilion at Blanefield on February 10 1882. Image by courtesy of Michael Dryden.
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First church521 viewsHelensburgh's first Presbyterian Church, built in Colquhoun Square in 1825 three years after worshippers started holding services in a tent beside King Street. The first minister, the Rev John Anderson, was called in 1827, and in 1839 he and most of the congregation were received into the Church of Scotland.
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