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Last convoy838 viewsThe last convoy of World War Two gathers in the Clyde off Gourock. This famous image was taken by outstanding Greenock photographer James Hall. Image date unknown.
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St Helen's Hotel, Kilcreggan471 viewsA late 1940s image of St Helen's Hotel, Kilcreggan, which now trades as the Kilcreggan Hotel. The ornate conservatory to the left has been replaced with an extension.
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Larchfield class1492 viewsA class at Helensburgh's Larchfield School in Colquhoun Street circa 1957. The teacher is Mrs Simpson. Image supplied by Robert Whitton whose father, the Rev R.A.Whitton, was minister of St Michael and All Angels Church from 1951-9.
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Susie's Castle600 viewsSusie lived for 60 years in the upturned fishing smack, her 'castle' on the Loch Long shore at Portincaple, and postcards of her home were sold. In this image she is standing at the door knitting and puffing her clay pipe. Her husband Jamie made a living from fishing, and the creel or basket in the foreground would be used for carrying fish. If he had a good catch, he would barrel it up to Whistlefield Station and take the train to Glasgow for the fish market. Image circa 1912.
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Kilcreggan537 viewsA 1927 view from the water of Kilcreggan.
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Ardencaple Hotel671 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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US Navy Base, Rosneath850 viewsA view of the accommodation area of the United States Navy Base at Rosneath from 1941-45.
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Jack Buchanan439 viewsThis cartoon of Helensburgh-born Jack Buchanan, the international entertainer and Hollywood film star, was the work of Kilcreggan man Archie Lindsay, a partner in architects Lancelot H.Ross & Lindsay and also a prolific cartoonist whose work appeared in several Scottish national newspapers. Jack Buchanan was born on April 2 1891, grew up in the town, and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66.

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2009 St Peter's4 viewsThe exterior of the derelict St Peter's Seminary at Cardross — now the centre of a restoration project — pictured in 2009 by Stewart Noble.Oct 16, 2017
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2009 St Peter's3 viewsThe interior of the derelict St Peter's Seminary at Cardross — now the centre of a restoration project — pictured in 2009 by Stewart Noble.Oct 16, 2017
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Shows lease ended5 viewsAn Argyll and Bute Council report has recommended that the lease granted to Codona’s Amusements for its site next to Helensburgh pier should not be renewed when it expires in November because of the project for a multi-million pound 'centrepiece' development for the town on the waterfront. The shows have been operated by the family firm in summer for several decades. Photo by Stewart Noble.Oct 14, 2017
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Shows no more4 viewsAn Argyll and Bute Council report has recommended that the lease granted to Codona’s Amusements for its site next to Helensburgh pier should not be renewed when it expires in November because of the project for a multi-million pound 'centrepiece' development for the town on the waterfront. The shows have been operated by the family firm in summer for several decades. Photo by Stewart Noble.Oct 14, 2017
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Hermitage School 1st Year Christmas Party 195115 viewsBack row (from left): Andrew Thomson, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Heather Macdonald, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?; 2nd back: Mr Blain, ?, Duncan Bulloch, ?, Neil Shaw, Joan Stewart, ?, ?, Eric Morrison, Elza Logan, Arthur Payne, ?, Donald Gilchrist, Sheena MacGregor, Eric Bowman, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?; 2nd front: ?, Eva MacKenzie, Duncan MacCallum, Barbara Ward, Jim Williamson, ?, Kenneth Murray, Elinor Strang, Ian McLeod, Ann Moffat, Evan MacGregor, ?, Ken MacLetchie, Sheila MacDonald, Jim MacPherson, Pat Patterson, Donald Maclean, Elaine Dodd, Jimmy Buchanan, Florence Johnson, Jean Hamilton, Mr McWatt; front: ?, ?, ?, Alan Wylie, Sally Osborne, Willie McSporran, Sheila Chisholm, ?, Betty Calder, ?, ?, ?, ?, Tommy MacRae, Josephine Park, Ian Hamilton, ?, Donald Lawrie, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?. Image supplied by Donald Maclean.Oct 06, 2017
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Hermitage School 2nd Year Christmas Party 195218 viewsBack row (from left): Florence Johnson, Elinor Strang, ?, Josephine Park, Pat Patterson, Sheila MacDonald, Jim McPherson, Ken MacLetchie, ?, ?, ?, Joan Stewart, ?, ?, ?; 2nd back: Mr Blain, Evan MacGregor, Elizabeth Carson, Victor Petrie, Cathie McDiarmid, Kenneth Murray, Elza Logan, Jimmy Rodger, ?, Donald Maclean, Elaine Dodd, Ian Hamilton, Mr Tait, ?, ?, Mr McWatt, Mr Deuchars; 2nd front: Mr Gray, Eric Morrison, ?, Alan Wylie, Sally Osborne, Jimmy Buchanan, Sheena MacGregor, Eric Bowman, Sheila Chisholm, Jim Williamson, ?, Tommy MacRae, ?, Jimmy Reid; front: ?, Ian McLeod, , Arthur Payne, Doris Grierson, Kenneth Craig, ?, Donald Gilchrist, ?, Donald Lawrie. Image supplied by Donald Maclean.Oct 06, 2017
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Hermitage School Classes 5 & 6 195622 viewsBack row (from left): Donald Maclean, Jim Williamson, Graham Hamilton, David Norman, Eric Wheldon, Willie McSporran, Kenneth Murray, Joe Philip, Tony Wright; middle: Bob Lindsay, Cathie McDiarmid, Moira Beveridge, ?, Jean Hamilton, Margret Burgess, Marie McBurnie, Margaret MacFarlane, Thomson Martin; front: Jim McPherson, John Traill, Dorothy Calderwood, Cathie MacDonald, Isabel Begg, Eleanor Rodger, ?, ?, Kenneth Craig, Glen Marsland. Image supplied by Donald Maclean.Oct 06, 2017
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Hermitage School Class 3 195323 viewsBack row (from left): Willie McSporran, Victor Petrie, Jimmy Reid, Arthur Payne, Donald Gilchrist, Kenneth Craig; middle: Doris Grierson, Eric Bowman, Kenneth Murray, Donald Lawrie, Donald Maclean, Jim Williamson, Elinor Strang; front: Elza Logan, Florence Johnson, Joan Stewart, ?, Sheena MacGregor, ?, Angela Boddie, Elaine Dodd, Cathie McDiarmid. Image supplied by Donald Maclean.
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