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G.Arthur McInnes Ltd.692 viewsA 1980s view of G.Arthur McInnes, Drapers, 77-81 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. It opened on February 15 1929 on the site previously occupied by grocer R.M.Clyde, six years after Robert’s daughter Jean married George Arthur McInnes on January 3 1923. George died in 1937, but Jean carried on until her death in 1941. Her daughter Isobel — better known as Belle and wife of Waldies garage boss and town councillor George Aitkenhead — ran the business for many years with the aid of manager Duncan Ralph.
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Scotland's top club813 viewsHelensburgh Lawn Tennis Club received both the West of Scotland and the Scottish LTA Tennis Club of the Year awards in 2003-4 at a dinner in Edinburgh. President Elspeth MacLean and head coach Steve Losh are pictured with the SLTA president.
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Garelochhead Hotel605 viewsGarelochhead Hotel which was demolished following a serious fire in the 1990s. Image circa 1940.
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The Queen's Hotel646 viewsOriginally the Baths Hotel and home of Helensburgh's first Provost, steamship pioneer Henry Bell, the Queen's Hotel — seen from the east — was built by Bell in 1806. It was converted into flats in the mid-1980s. Image circa 1936.
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The first Waverley591 viewsThe first paddle steamer Waverley, built by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow, in 1899, was bombed and sunk at Dunkirk on May 30 1940 — the 41st anniversary of her launch date — as HMS Waverley, and 350 officers men lost their lives. The 537 ton North British Steam Packet Company vessel was purchased in 1902 by the North British Railway and in 1923 by the London and North Eastern Railway. Image date unknown.
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Comet flywheel391 viewsJohn Murray, great-grand nephew of Henry Bell, made a speech at the ceremony to mark the official unveiling of the Comet flywheel on its new East Bay site in Helensburgh during the burgh bicentenary celebrations.
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Comet replica 1962464 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen steaming down river from Glasgow. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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Landing craft164 viewsOne of the Landing Craft which used to ply from Rhu to Benbecula is pictured moored at Helensburgh pier, while crowds on the seafront take advantage of the evening sunshine. Image circa 1973.

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Flooded East Bay10 viewsHelensburgh's East Bay and East Clyde Street underwater in January 1999. Photo kindly supplied by Iain Duncan.Aug 25, 2016
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Street flooded10 viewsA car is marooned by flooding in Helensburgh's Glenfinlas Street just above the East Clyde Street junction. 1990s photo kindly supplied by Iain Duncan.Aug 25, 2016
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Pier awash11 viewsHelensburgh pier is underwater during a storm in January 1999. Photo kindly supplied by Iain Duncan.Aug 25, 2016
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East Bay storm11 viewsA 1990s image of a storm lashing Helensburgh's East Bay. Photo kindly supplied by Iain Duncan.Aug 25, 2016
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Provost's chain6 viewsThe Helensburgh Provost's chain of office. Possibly presented in 1812, the chain has a link which marks to the right the first Provost, steamship pioneer Henry Bell, who served from 1802, the year the town became a Burgh of Barony, to 1809, and to the left Norman M.Glen, the last Provost, who served from 1970-75. Below hangs a medallion dated 1812 with the burgh coat of arms. Photo by Stewart Noble.Aug 16, 2016
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Provost's chain6 viewsA large engraved link which hangs at the foot of the Helensburgh Provost's chain of office. Possibly presented in 1812, the chain marks to the right the first Provost, steamship pioneer Henry Bell, who served from 1802, the year the town became a Burgh of Barony, to 1809, and to the left Norman M.Glen, the last Provost, who served from 1970-75. Photo by Stewart Noble.Aug 16, 2016
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Provost's chain6 viewsThe medallion which hangs at the foot of the Helensburgh Provost's chain of office. It states Burgh of Helensburgh 1802, the year the town became a Burgh of Barony. Photo by Stewart Noble.Aug 16, 2016
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View from above23 viewsPhotographer Brian Averell climbed to the top of the Clock Tower on March 26 1985 to take this view looking along the West Esplanade. The tower, originally part of the Old Parish Church, was being repaired by local builders A.Trail & Son who also built the adjacent Tower Place flats on the church site.Aug 03, 2016