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Inspection337 viewsA party of local dignitaries on a water reservoirs inspection, arrive at Inverbeg Hotel on Loch Lomondside in 1923. Image supplied by Marlyn Ritchie, whose grandfather David Wilson was the owner and driver of the Packard 15 horse power vehicle.
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Helensburgh in 1851485 viewsThis print of Helensburgh was presented by the townspeople in 1851 to Provost Peter Walker, who held the office from 1850-53. It was by D.Maitland McKenzie, lithograph by Allen Ferguson of Glasgow. Almost Canaletto in style, it shows the stately summer residences of the Glasgow merchants, and Henry Bell's Baths (later Queen's) Hotel can be seen.
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View from Helensburgh488 viewsThis watercolour view across the Firth from Helensburgh, probably from near the Queen's Hotel, was painted by Margaret Smith in 1897 and dedicated 'To Miss Hutton with love'. It is 10 x 17 cms, on watercolour board.
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1924 West Clyde Street802 viewsAn image of West Clyde Street, with the Imperial Hotel on the right. Image supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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404 viewsA late 1940s reunion of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-Aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, possibly at the Queen's Hotel. First left is Billy Gilmour, third left Jonny Tait, fourth left Ivor McIvor. Image supplied by Ivor's son, Colin McIvor of Largs.
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Painters president824 viewsThe top table at the 1952 annual dinner at the conference of the Federation of Master Painters and Decorators in Scotland, held at Shandon Hydro Hotel, the former home of Robert Napier. On the right is the new president, Helensburgh man Gregory Alexander Burgess, and in the centre is Mrs McKay of Rhu. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Hermitage winners916 viewsThe Hermitage Bowling Club prizewinners at their annual presentation of prizes in the Kingsclere Hotel, predecessor of the Commodore Hotel, in the early 1960s. Among those in the front row are John Sharp (left), Provost J.McLeod Williamson (2nd right) and Bert Burtles. Among those standing are Willie Ralph, Tom Lillburn and Tom Boyle. Image supplied by Jim Lillburn.
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Ardencaple Hotel675 viewsThe Ardencaple Hotel beside the main road between Helensburgh and Rhu when W.Thomson was the manager. A former coaching inn named the Ardencaple Inn, it was built in the early 1800s by the Duke of Argyll and had its own stables to cater for travellers between Glasgow and Argyll. It replaced the Cairndhu Inn which once stood in Cairndhu Park, which is now Kidston Park, and used much of its stonework. About 1860 it became a private mansion owned by Mrs Rosina Drew and her husband Peter, and about 1912 it reverted to being a hotel. Image date unknown.
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Ardencaple House661 viewsArdencaple House when it was a private dwelling. Originally a coaching inn, it was built in the early 1800s by the Duke of Argyll and had its own stables to cater for travellers between Glasgow and Argyll. It replaced the Cairndhu Inn which once stood in Cairndhu Park, which is now Kidston Park, and used much of its stonework. About 1860 it became a private mansion owned by Mrs Rosina Drew and her husband Peter, and about 1912 it reverted to being the Ardencaple Hotel. Image circa 1900.
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Argyll Cars606 viewsCars built at Argyll Motors in Alexandria pictured outside Helensburgh's Queen's Hotel before being driven to London to be sold. Image circa 1910.
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The Arrochar Hotel605 viewsAn old view of the Arrochar Hotel. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time. Image date unknown.
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Arrochar Hotel584 viewsArrochar Hotel, circa 1955, after the building of a large extension. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time.
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