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Castle demolition919 viewsThe main tower of Ardencaple Castle is seen just before its demolition in July 1959. The square tower on the left was retained and is still standing.
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Black Bridge, Glen Fruin473 viewsA photograph taken in the 1920s by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows the Black Bridge in Glen Fruin, with the schoolhouse in the background.
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View of Loch Lomond from Glen Douglas211 viewsThis watercolour by Helensburgh artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton RSA RSW (1860-1932) was acquired by the Anderson Trust Local Collection late in 2014. It records a less familiar view of the loch and was a welcome addition to the two other paintings by this artist held in the Trust Collection, 'Evening on the Gareloch' and 'Ebb Tide', an idyllic view of Helensburgh’s West Clyde Street. Image by courtesy of the Anderson Trust.
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Territorials at camp249 viewsArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials from Helensburgh relaxing at a camp in the late 1930s. Lachie McDonald is second from left back row, while Jimmy Handyside is on the right in the back row. The surname of the man at the left end of the front row is believed to be MacFarlane. Image supplied by Mrs Betty Stewart.
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Moderator's visit501 viewsThe Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Very Rev Dr Roy Sanderson, was in Helensburgh in September 1967 as part of a visit to Dumbarton Presbytery. This picture at the Queen's Hotel shows (standing) the Rev Jack Dutch of Old and St Andrew's, the Rev Andrew Scobie of Cardross, the Rev Dr George Logan of Park, the Rev Merricks Arnott of Rosneath, the Rev J.Murray of Garelochhead; (front) the Rev L.A.Ritchie of St Columba, the Rev Robert Cairns of St Bride's, Dr Sanderson, and the Rev Dr T.Crouther Gordon of Helensburgh.
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Sheepdog trials809 viewsA young lady with dogs at the Helensburgh and District Sheepdog Trials at Camis Eskan Farm, circa 1930. Photo by James Russell, Alexandria.
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Knockderry Castle273 viewsA 1902 image of Knockderry Castle, high above the Cove shore. Built on the site of a Danish fort about 1855 to the design of the famous architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, the Castle 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.
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Christie Grocers482 viewsThe Helensburgh grocers shop of W.G.Christie (Late W.Orme), Wholesale and Retail Butter Merchant, High Class Provision Merchant, 34 & 36 Sinclair Street. Their slogan was 'Families waited upon daily in Helensburgh and district'. Telephone No.32. Established 1861. From the image collection of the late Nan Moir, of Cove. Image circa 1910.

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St Michael's Church25 viewsThe interior of St Michael and All Angels Church in West Princes Street, Helensburgh. Image circa 1909.Jul 02, 2015
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West Princes Street37 viewsChildren prepare to cross West Princes Street, Helensburgh, at John Street. Image circa 1916.Jul 02, 2015
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1965 Royal visit40 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. Behind them are Provost J.McLeod Williamson and the Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Admiral Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham.Jul 02, 2015
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Colquhoun Square50 viewsA 1926 image of Helensburgh's Colquhoun Square, looking north east from the south west quadrant where the water fountain was situated for some years.Jul 02, 2015
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On the beach40 viewsHelensburgh's Deborah Kerr enjoys some free time on the beach while on location in California for MGM's 'Tea and Sympathy'. Image date 1955.Jul 02, 2015
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Teeing off45 viewsA lady and the caddie watch as a player drives from the first tee at Helensburgh Golf Club. Image circa 1930.Jul 02, 2015
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Name wanted43 viewsAn upper Helensburgh mansion in 1909 — but which one? Redtowers? Drumadoon/Morar Lodge?Jul 02, 2015
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Church for sale100 viewsHelensburgh's Church of Christ, Scientist, in West Princes Street, designed in 1956 by Margaret Brodie, is currently on the property market. 2015 image by Stewart Noble.Apr 15, 2015