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Luss School 18971020 viewsThe pupils of Luss School in 1897 were photographed by the Rev T.E.Jubb, who was minister of Luss Parish Church for many years. The occasion was a school sports outing to the Games Park.
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Rhu Amateurs729 viewsThe Rhu Amateurs football team and officials at Ardenconnel Park, Rhu. Image circa 1925.
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Flower Show officials507 viewsOfficials and judges on the steps of the Victoria Hall before the August 1933 Helensburgh and Gareloch Horticultural Society Show. Back row from left: William Gow, J.Wilson, hon secretary A.L.Chapman, J.Davidson, J.Johnston, J.Christie; front: S.McLean, J.Struthers, F.Burns, J.Hill, parks superintendent Alex Campbell, J.Smellie. Image from Helensburgh and Gareloch Times.
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Hermitage 4th year c.1954593 viewsTop (from left): Stewart Douglas,Eric Bowman, Kenneth Murray, Willie MacSporran, Gordon Fraser, Arthur Payne, Tony Wright, William Gilchrist, Bobby Lindsay, Eddie Montgomery, Donald Maclean, Victor Petrie, Jim Williamson, Alan Wyllie, Jim MacPherson; second row: Jeanette Munro, Ina MacDougall, Josephine Park, Eric Morrison, Heather MacDonald, Neil Burgess, Sheena MacGregor, Jimmy MacDonald, Jean Hamilton, Ian Still, Pat Paterson, Ann Blackadder; third row: May Howieson, Elsa Logan, Elinor Strang, Doris Griegson, Doreen Matherson, Eliane Dodd, Joan Stewart, Jean Jaimason, Margaret MacFarlane, Sally Osborne, Mr William MacWatt; front row: Kate MacDermid, Eva MacKenzie, Betty Calder, Heather Gillespie, Marcia Anderson, Barbara Ward, Joyce Henderson, Betty Fagan. Image: Gordon Fraser.
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Coronation Tree Planting1147 viewsTo mark the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953, flowering cherry trees were planted by Helensburgh schools. This is the planting party from Larchfield School at the south-eastern corner of Stafford Street and James Street. From left are Stuart Sandeman, Stewart Noble (now Heritage Trust chairman, Alex Kennedy, William Marshall and a Parks Department employee. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Hermitage House640 viewsAn image taken not long before the 1963 demolition of Hermitage House in Hermitage Park. Originally the home of the Cramb family, who sold what was then called Cramb Park to the Town Council in 1911 for £3,750, the mansion served as a World War One hospital for the wounded, then became an annexe to Hermitage School. After 1926 it became a council workshop and store. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Rhu Amateurs 19721490 viewsThis picture of the Rhu Amateurs 1967 Scottish Amateur Cup-winning team was taken at New Year 1972, when they lined up against a Rhu Select at Ardenconnel Park. Standing: Billy Goodall, Alistair Glendye, unknown, Finlay MacDonald, Jim Shields, Finlay Colquhoun, unknown; front: unknown, Joe McKell, unknown, unknown, unknown.
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World War Two Sea Cadets159 viewsHelensburgh's Ajax Company of the Sea Cadet Corps pictured at their 1944 Summer Camp at Stanley Park, Blackpool. Back row: ?, William Hardy, Hugh Dawson, Ian McPhail, George Hood, William Fyfe, William Daly, ? Dewar, ?; middle: Alastair Clow, ? McKechnie, Jim Hosie, Thomas Dickson, Lieutenant McLean, William Paterson, Thomas Dawson, Robert Hailstones, ?; seated: Leslie Ward, Thomas Isbister, ?. Image supplied by Robert Hailstones.
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Sister unveils bust687 viewsMiss Annie Baird, sister of John Logie Baird, unveiled a bust of the TV inventor in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960. Also in the picture are the Rev Robert Cairns, minister of St Bride's Church where Baird's father was minister. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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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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Ardgartan Youth Hostel431 viewsThe custom-built 82-bed Ardgartan Youth Hostel on Loch Longside, in the Argyll National Forest Park, was officially opened by HRH Prince Charles in May 1969, but was closed in 2001 because of low usage and high maintenance costs. It succeeded a previous hostel opened in 1936. Image circa 1977.
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