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Rosneath Farm312 viewsRosneath Home Farm, built in 1801 to the design of Alexander Naysmith, served Rosneath Castle, the original home of the Campbell's. It is now on Scotland's Buildings At Risk Register. Image circa 1910.Dec 12, 2016
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257 viewsThe famous Yew Tree Avenue in Rosneath which originally linked the now gone Clachan House to Rosneath Church. Image circa 1910.Dec 12, 2016
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Half-Marathon355 viewsStarters in the Helensburgh People's Half Marathon, sponsored by Douglas Buchanan, set off along West Clyde Street. But which year was it? Image supplied by Gordon Fraser.Dec 09, 2016
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Portrait332 viewsAn August 23 1930 photo of John Logie Baird.Nov 07, 2016
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World record393 viewsA multi-view postcard issued to mark Kaye Don setting a world water speed record on Loch Lomond on July 18 1932 in Miss England 111, when he was timed at 119.81 mph. On the back of the card it states: "Miss England 111 owned by Lord Wakefield, and driven by Kaye Don, cost £40,000 to build. Her engines developed 5,000 Horse Power, designed to give her a speed of 200mph." Image supplied by Alistair McIntyre.Oct 16, 2016
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Hovercraft at speed374 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured. Powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Marine Gnome engine, it was 48 foot long, could carry 48 passengers, and had a maximum speed over calm water of 64 knots. However the service attracted fewer passengers than hoped for, and did not prove viable. Oct 03, 2016
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Hover travel387 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured arriving at Craigendoran pier. Powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Marine Gnome engine, it was 48 foot long, could carry 48 passengers, and had a maximum speed over calm water of 64 knots. However the service attracted fewer passengers than hoped for, and did not prove viable. Image supplied by Robert Whitton.Sep 28, 2016
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On parade432 viewsThe 1st Helensburgh Company of the Boys Brigade pictured after a Founder's Day Church Parade, circa 1959. Photo supplied by Iain McAllister.Sep 26, 2016
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Laid up shipping385 viewsMerchant shipping laid up in the Gareloch off Clynder during the 1930s.Sep 07, 2016
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Burgh from pier403 viewsA 1959 image looking down the pier towards the town centre.Sep 07, 2016
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HMS Traveller388 viewsThe Royal Navy T class submarine Traveller in the Gareloch in April 1942. Built by Scotts of Greenock and launched in August 1941, Traveller spent most of her career in the Mediterranean. She was unsuccessful in most of her attacks, sinking the Italian merchantman Albachiara, but launching failed attacks against the Italian merchant ship Ezilda Croce, the Italian 'small light cruiser', the Italian tanker Proserpina and the Italian torpedo boats Castore and Ciclone. Traveller left Malta on November 28 1942 for a patrol in the Gulf of Taranto. She carried out a reconnaissance of Taranto harbour for a Chariot human torpedo attack, but never returned and is presumed to have hit a mine.Sep 07, 2016
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Burnbrae495 viewsSt Bride's School teachers and boarders at Burnbrae House, circa 1960. Among the pupils are Joan Whitehead, Aline Shields, Sheila Thom, Elizabeth Lammie, Madeline Griffiths, Clair Bock, Sonia Hunt, J.McArthur, Nina Ferguson, Moyra McVicker, J.Marsh, Elizabeth Morrison, Mary Evans, Rae Hudleston, J.Mitchell, Daphne Ritchie, Elizabeth McKay, Marion Gray, Katherine Campbell, Jane McCammond, Bick Carswell, Helen Shearer, Frances M.Fleming, Jean Bone, Fiona Third, M.Stewart, and Irene Rose. The photograph was taken by Helensburgh photographer Bill Benzie.Sep 07, 2016
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