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People


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47 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 94 times

The Arts


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35 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 52 times

Works of art


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53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015
Album viewed 42 times

Business


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109 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 63 times

Education


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130 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2018
Album viewed 94 times

John Logie Baird


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64 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 41 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


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109 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014
Album viewed 43 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


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20 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2018
Album viewed 40 times

Military


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91 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018
Album viewed 65 times

Organisations


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80 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018
Album viewed 62 times

Royal Visits


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29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 43 times

Mansions


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96 files, last one added on Mar 26, 2019
Album viewed 76 times

Places — Burgh


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300 files, last one added on May 19, 2019
Album viewed 74 times

Places — District


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222 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2019
Album viewed 59 times

Religion


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82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018
Album viewed 38 times

Screen and stage stars


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66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017
Album viewed 52 times

Shops


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29 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017
Album viewed 54 times

Transport — General


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42 files, last one added on Oct 05, 2017
Album viewed 64 times

Transport — Railways


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73 files, last one added on Mar 15, 2018
Album viewed 62 times

Transport — Steamers


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79 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 47 times

Sport


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139 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 69 times

Old Postcards


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

55 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015
Album viewed 59 times

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Knockderry Castle, Cove1920 viewsBuilt on the site of a Danish fort about 1855 to the design of the famous architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Knockderry Castle at Cove became the family home of the Templeton carpet manufacturing family. In 1896-7 another famous architect, William Leiper, designed an extension and a lodge for John Templeton, and a famous guest of his at the castle was millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. For some years a hotel, it is now a private residence again. Image circa 1913, possibly taken from the roof of Bellcairn House, looking south.
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View from St Columba Church Tower1116 viewsLooking west from the top of the St Columba Church tower. Date unknown.
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Drumfork Ferry House794 viewsA very old image of the long demolished Drumfork Ferry House, which was to the east of what is now Craigendoran Station. Sheep and cattle were brought to it over the Old Luss Road, then ferried to Greenock.
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Clyde Street School Choir2398 viewsWinners of the premier award at the Glasgow Music Festival in 1955, with music teacher Mrs Frances Gillies (then Miss Marshall) and head teacher Alex Douglas. Back: Marilyn White, -, Elizabeth Soutar, Anne Soutar, Mary McKinnon, -, the late Mrs Anne Hill, -, Molly Oswald; 2nd back: Mary Cranston, -, Rae Dennett, -, Donald Scott, -, Ronnie MacLean, -, Catriona McKinnon, Janet Fagan, -; 3rd back: Dolina Buchanan, -, Michael Kipling, Ilona Symons, Tom Spence, -, Jim Graham, -, -; front: -, -, Elizabeth Trail, -, Agnes Dennett, -, John McPhail, -, Willie Beeson, Elspeth Williamson, Rhoda McKinnon, Sheila Sommerville. More names would be welcomed.
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3rd year Hermitage 1954871 viewsTop: Ian McLeod, Sandy Peters, David Gall, Neil Burgess, Robin Burnet, Jimmy MacDonald, Drew Buchanan, Fraser McGruer. Second: Ian Paul, Ian Still, Gordon Fraser, George Douglas, Charlie Burnet, Tony Wright, Bobby Lindsay, Ned Montgomerie, Stewart Douglas, Campbell MacCulloch. Third: Marcia Anderson, Maureen Thomson, Megan Boak, Anne Jardine, Kathleen Dunnett, Eleanor Kilpatrick, Janet Munro, Joan Muir, Mary Johnstone. Fourth: Janet Henderson, Florence Hendry, Aileen Wallace, Irene Armstrong, Kathleen Taylor, Margaret Graham, Margaret Rice, Margaret McCulloch, Helen Freeland, Esma White, Judith Peel. Fifth: Margaret MacFarlane, Elma Davis, Betty Caldwell, Ernie Kipling, Joyce Mitchell, Heather Gillespie, Helen Orr. Image from Gordon Fraser.
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PS Kenilworth374 viewsA 390-ton paddle steamer built in 1898 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse for the North British Steam Packet Company, she operated on the Clyde until 1937, serving initially on the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. She was refurbished and reboilered in 1915 and saw limited World War One service from 1917-19 as a minesweeper on the South Coast. Upon her return in 1936 she was the first of the Craigendoran fleet to acquire the grey hull and reopened the Arrochar excursion service. Retired in 1937, she was broken up the following year at the yard where she had been constructed. Image circa 1936.
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Bannachra Castle1388 viewsThe ruins of Bannachra Castle on the Luss road from Helensburgh, between Cross Keys and Arden. The Castle is in roughly the shape of a parallelogram, 46 feet long and 24 feet wide, and is three storeys high with a barrel vaulted basement, a main or hall floor and an attic floor. It is currently owned by Hamish Lumsden, whose family has owned the lands on which the castle is since the 19th century. Reputed to be on the site of a former construction, it was probably built in the 16th century. Image circa 1940.
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Cairndhu295 viewsThe magnificent William Leiper-designed Helensburgh seafront mansion Cairndhu, which is now boarded up, pictured in its heyday by Gordon Fraser. It was built for Glasgow businessman John Ure, who later became Lord Provost of Glasgow, in the style of a miniature French chateau, with stained glass windows by Daniel Cottier. The mansion remained a private home until the Second World War. In September 1940 it was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and became home to part of HMS Vernon, along with neighbouring Ardencaple Castle. for degaussing operations. In 1947 Cairndhu was returned to private ownership and became a hotel and then a nursing home.

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Relaxing on seafront84 viewsA 1912 image showing two ladies with hats relaxing on the west esplanade near the pier.May 19, 2019
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Original clubhouse129 viewsThe original Cardross Golf Club clubhouse, which was destroyed in a World War Two bombing raid by the Luftwaffe over the night of May 5 1941. Photo by courtesy of Helensburgh Memories on Facebook.Apr 16, 2019
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1965 Royal Visit75 viewsThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are pictured in Helensburgh Central Station admiring a model of the first 'Blue Train' which would soon be introduced into service on the Helensburgh-Glasgow line. The 15 minute visit was on Monday June 28 1965 to open new council offices, and the royal couple arrived at and left Clydebank on the royal yacht Britannia. With them are Provost J.McLeod Williamson and his wife Rosina. Photo by courtesy of Helensburgh Memories on Facebook.Apr 16, 2019
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Lucy Ashton as test bed43 viewsThe steamer Lucy Ashton operated the Craigendoran - Gareloch - Greenock service from the early 1900s until she was withdrawn during the Second World War. In 1949 she was sold for scrap, but received a last minute reprieve when the British Shipbuilding Research Association converted her to a jet-powered hull to conduct resistance experiments to analyse the impact of drag and friction on a full-scale ship hull. She was fitted with four Rolls-Royce Derwent V engines, which would not disturb the water in the same way as a propeller and shaft, then was scrapped in 1951. Photo by courtesy of Helensburgh Memories on Facebook.Apr 16, 2019
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Maitland Street plaque54 viewsThis worn carved stone in the wall at the foot of Maitland Street dates from 1778 and denotes the productive local trade of herring fishing in the early 19th century. The cured fish were stored in barrels made in the cooperage there. Photo by Kenneth Crawford.Mar 28, 2019
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Around Helensburgh70 viewsCompilers Kenneth Crawford, who wrote the captions, and Alison Roberts are pictured at the 1999 launch of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust book of old local pictures, entitled Around Helensburgh and part of the Images of Scotland series from Tempus Publishing Ltd of Stroud, Gloucestershire.Mar 28, 2019
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Burgh gasometer44 viewsThe gasometer, built in 1928, stood between East Clyde Street and East Princes Street opposite Helensburgh Central Station. It was decommissioned in 2012 and demolished in the summer of 2014, to be replaced by a car park. Photo by Kenneth Crawford.Mar 28, 2019
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Boundary stone52 viewsOne of Helensburgh's boundary stones, this one in Garrawy Glen above Kirkmichael. Photo by Kenneth Crawford.Mar 28, 2019