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Welcome to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust GalleryWithin this gallery are all the images. If you click the link above you will find the albums containing the images


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People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

49 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 469 times

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

35 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 501 times

Works of art


Colquhoun-Lady-Helen-w.jpg

53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015
Album viewed 448 times

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

126 files, last one added on May 22, 2020
Album viewed 447 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

133 files, last one added on May 08, 2020
Album viewed 837 times

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

66 files, last one added on Apr 14, 2020
Album viewed 557 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


Comet_painting_1.jpg

110 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2019
Album viewed 272 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


Bonar-Law-birthplace.jpg

21 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 211 times

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

95 files, last one added on May 17, 2020
Album viewed 610 times

Organisations


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87 files, last one added on May 01, 2020
Album viewed 571 times

Royal Visits


1965-Royal-Visit-2-w.jpg

29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 425 times

Mansions


Geilston-House.jpg

102 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2020
Album viewed 596 times

Places — Burgh


East-Bay-quiet-w.jpg

309 files, last one added on May 08, 2020
Album viewed 1052 times

Places — District


Garelochhead-w~0.jpg

233 files, last one added on Apr 14, 2020
Album viewed 625 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018
Album viewed 455 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017
Album viewed 894 times

Shops


Miss-Eman_s-shop.jpg

30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 269 times

Transport — General


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43 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2019
Album viewed 313 times

Transport — Railways


1957-Wee-Arrochar-w.jpg

76 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2020
Album viewed 634 times

Transport — Steamers


Craigendoran2C_s-finest2C-JEANIE-DEANS-the-LNER-Clyde-paddler-launched-on-April-7th-1931-at-the-Fairfield-yard_.jpg

83 files, last one added on Apr 11, 2020
Album viewed 426 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

143 files, last one added on Apr 11, 2020
Album viewed 369 times

Old Postcards


Helensburgh_1903.jpeg

These images are copies of old postcards and some are watermarked. Please respect this website by not copying the images.

53 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015
Album viewed 364 times

22 albums on 1 page(s)

2,024 files in 22 albums and 2 categories with 0 comments viewed 1,876,671 times

Random files
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Deborah Kerr in gown712 viewsHelensburgh screen and stage star Deborah Kerr pictured in a beautiful gown. The circumstances are not known, so any information would be welcomed by the editor of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust website. Image circa 1950.
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Municipal Buildings cat863 viewsThis cat was a flight of fancy by architect and watercolourist Alexander Nisbet Paterson who was commissioned to design an extension to the Municipal Buildings in 1902 which was completed in 1906. The cat had become the pet of the builders, so the architect, a cat lover, immortalised it in stone on the second storey on the Sinclair Street side. As the extension housed the police station, he also added two pairs of stone handcuffs above the door. Image taken and supplied by Donald Fullarton.
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Ardgartan Youth Hostel648 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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Helensburgh Pier1016 viewsAn unusual picture of Helensburgh pier, c.1908, before the outdoor swimming pool was built in 1928 on the left of the entrance arch. Men and children can be seen standing around, while the fishing boats are ready to be launched. Image circa 1905.
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De Gaulle at Cove966 viewsFree French leader General Charles De Gaulle, later to become President of France, visited Free French naval wounded at the World War Two Knockderry Hospital in Cove — in the requisitioned Knockderry Castle — on Christmas Eve 1942. Having arrived with his aides by taxi from Kilcreggan Pier, driven by local man Tom McNeilage, he spent an hour with the patients and distributed gifts. The Secretary of State for Scotland would have attended to welcome him, but did not have enough notice of the visit. Photo by James Hall of Greenock, which is in the Norman Burniston Collection, published by kind permission of Norman Burniston.
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Victory Parade1220 viewsTownfolk watch the final stages of Helensburgh's World War One Victory Parade in Colquhoun Square in 1918.
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Larchfield 1st XV1375 viewsThe Larchfield School 1st XV. Image date unknown, and further details would be welcomed. Email the editor by using the Contact Us facility on the Trust website home page.
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Luss Bay626 viewsA traditional view of Luss Bay and pier, with Ben Lomond beyond, circa 1902.

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Ross Cycles41 viewsAn image c.1910 of John Ross in front of his cycle shop at 33 West Princes Street, Helensburgh. Image supplied by his great-grandson Jeff Castel de Oro.May 22, 2020
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The Balloch Navy46 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign. Image by courtesy of Iain McAllister from the Silver Motor Yachts private Facebook group.May 17, 2020
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The Balloch Navy72 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the four vessels of the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign.May 17, 2020
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1931 McGruers staff27 viewsManagement and staff of the McGruer & Co. boatbuilding business pictured in 1931. Image from the Silver Motor Yachts private Facebook group contributed by Craig Macdougall.May 17, 2020
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Smiling patients23 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street. Image dated 1915.May 15, 2020
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Jack Buchanan on violin83 viewsThe programme for a Larchfield School concert on December 17 1901, showing entertainer Jack Buchanan, then an 11 year-old Larchfield pupil, playing three violin pieces. Programme donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust by Andrew Widdowson, whose late father John was headmaster in the early 1970s.May 08, 2020
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Quiet East Bay61 viewsA 1929 image of Helensburgh's East Bay on a quiet, grey day.May 08, 2020
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West Princes Street46 viewsAn image c.1920 of of a traffic-free West Princes Street, looking east from Colquhoun Square. Image supplied by Jeff Castel de Oro.May 08, 2020