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Ulster demo100 viewsAndrew Bonar Law, recently elected leader of the Conservative Party and the Leader of the Opposition, was guest of honour at a meticulously planned Ulster unionist demonstration at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Showground at Balmoral on Easter Tuesday 1912. Whereas Winston Churchill’s speech in Celtic Park on 8 February 1912 had an audience of 5,000 nationalists and liberals, Law was astounded to find himself with an audience of between 100,000 and 200,000, one of the largest political demonstrations in British history. He spoke eloquently, invoking the siege of Derry as a paradigm for Ulster’s plight, identifying the Parliament Act of 1911 as the equivalent of the boom constructed by the Jacobites across the Foyle during the great siege.
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Steamboat251 viewsA steamboat of the Comet era — possibly the Comet itself — is seen on the Clyde near Dumbarton Rock in this old sketch.
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Rosneath Peninsula453 viewsThis postcard was sent on April 22 1905 to Miss Edith Suckling, of Glenelg, Helensburgh, by someone called Campbell. On the front is written: “Having a fine day here, but awfully bothered with showers.” It shows the Edwin Lutyens-designed Ferry Inn, commissioned by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise in the 1890s and rebuilt from an old pub. Bob Hope stayed there while entertaining troops at the nearby World War Two naval base. It fell into disuse, but was rebuilt again in the late 1950s by boatbuilder Peter Boyle.
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Glen Douglas Station558 viewsGlen Douglas Station on the West Highland Line, which opened in 1894. Image date unknown.
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Mardon House Outing536 viewsResidents and staff from Mardon House, Helensburgh, pictured at Garelochhead Army Camp in October 1991, supporting nurses who were taking part in a charity assault course.
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Grindwheel1134 viewsThis has been placed below the dated roundels of Malig Mill. These remains are in Hermitage Park and to the rear of the Victoria Halls.
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Centenary postcard204 viewsA postcard issued to mark the 100th anniversary of Henry Bell's Comet in 1912.
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Ardencaple Castle1006 viewsOnly one tower still remains of this ancient seat of the Clan MacAulay. Image from a postcard dated 1901.

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Portrait6 viewsA younger Andrew Bonar Law at his desk. Date and image source unknown.Dec 09, 2014
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View off Loch Lomond from Glen Douglas23 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.Dec 09, 2014
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21 viewsThe Christmas card of the Training Ship Empress which was moored in the Gareloch off Kidston Point from 1889 to 1923. Image supplied by Robert Pool, whose great grandfather James McDonald was a boy on the Training Ship Cumberland and a teacher on the Empress.Nov 30, 2014
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Robert Thorburn and family18 viewsAlexander Graham Thorburn, drawn by well known local artist Gregor Ian Smith, who was a pal of his. Image supplied by his son, Sandy Thorburn.Nov 29, 2014
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19 viewsThe family of keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn in 1932. Standing from left: John McKenzie, Robert Douglas, Jessie (nee Troupe), James, Alexander Graham; front: Christina (nee Graham), Robert and Mabel. John emigrated to South Africa and his family are still there; Robert Douglas was in the oil industry, died in Burma, his only daughter Fiona is in Kirriemuir; James also a keen photographer was a bank manager in Fort William for many years; my father Alexander was an engineer, spent the war in the torpedo factory on Loch Long then worked for Rolls Royce before going to Workington as a machine shop manager; Mabel, the sister, died shortly after her parents in 1946. Image supplied by Sandy Thorburn.Nov 29, 2014
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The Rev John Lindsay18 viewsThe Rev John Lindsay was the first minister of Helensburgh Parish Church on the seafront — later the Old Parish Church which was demolished and only the church tower remains — for many years in the 19th century, having been ordained to the charge in 1847. He died in 1895 and is buried in Helensburgh Cemetery.Nov 29, 2014
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Sir Iain Colquhoun of Luss22 viewsSir Iain Colquhoun DSO (1887-1948), 7th Baronet of Luss, Chief of Clan Colquhoun, and Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, was pictured on the steps of the family home, Rossdhu, Luss — now the exclusive Loch Lomond Golf Club — by Robert Thorburn, a keen amateur photographer and grocery store manager who moved to the burgh before 1900. He lived in Helensburgh until his death in 1945. Image circa 1920s supplied by his grandson, Sandy Thorburn.Nov 29, 2014
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East Bay and Queen's Hotel33 viewsA 1903 image of Helensburgh's East Bay, with the Queen's Hotel on the right. It was originally Baths House, built by Henry Bell, who built Europe's first commercial steamship the Comet in 1812. The building has had many alterations but still stands on East Clyde Street, having been converted into flats.Nov 18, 2014