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Gun Club meets504 viewsMembers of Dunbartonshire Gun Club gather at Geilston Farm, Cardross, on October 10 1969.
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On the Row Road366 viewsPost-marked 1909. On the road to Row (Rhu) with Helensburgh in the background.
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Centenary Cross392 viewsThe pink granite Centenary Cross, donated in 1902 by Sir James Colquhoun of Luss to mark the centenary of the granting of the Burgh Charter, in its original position in the centre of Colquhoun Square. It was moved to the north west quadrant as it had become a traffic hazard. Image date unknown.
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Luss Parish Church253 viewsLuss Parish Church, circa 1907. This picturesque village church, the third on this site on the banks of Loch Lomond, was built by Sir James Colquhoun in 1875 in the memory of his father who died along with five ghillies in a drowning accident off Inchtavannach. It has beautiful stained glass windows and a uniquely timbered roof, featured frequently in the TV soap 'Take the High Road', and has also hosted many celebrity weddings. The ancient graveyard has 15 listed ancient monuments, the earliest lie at the main entrance to the church, two slabs, each with a simple cross from the 7th or 8th century.
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Kidston Park bandstand337 viewsThe now demolished bandstand at Kidston Park. Bought from the Duke of Argyll in 1877 for £650 by William Kidston with help from Sir James Colquhoun and others, it was formerly Cairndhu Point — known locally as Neddy's Point after a well known fisherman and ferryman who lived nearby — but was renamed Kidston Park from 1889 when Mr Kidston left money to support its maintenance and requested the change. The bandstand was used by the boys bands from the Training Ships Cumberland and Empress. Image circa 1925.
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Two Burgh Hospitals503 viewsOn the left is the Victoria Infirmary, built in 1895 to the design of the celebrated architect William Leiper and partly in use today, and on the right is the Helensburgh Infectious Diseases Hospital which was in operation from 1875 to 1956. It was demolished three years later. Image date unknown.
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Jack Buchanan302 viewsThe great entertainer from Helensburgh pictured signing autographs at London's Waterloo Station on September 25 1937. He was on his way to New York to appear with Evelyn Laye in a musical comedy.
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Sinclair Street looking south635 viewsLooking down Sinclair Street from Princes Street, circa 1955.

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Bob Hope at Rosneath5 viewsHugely popular American entertainer Bob Hope visited United States Navy Base Two at Rosneath with a concert party in 1945, including Frances Langford and Jerry Colona. This picture was taken at a post-show party at the Princess Louise Officers Club, the Ferry Inn. Image supplied by Dennis Royal, author of the book 'United States Navy Base Two — Americans at Rosneath 1941-45'.Jul 23, 2014
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Camp photo16 viewsArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials from Helensburgh pictured at camp in the 1920s. Image supplied by Mrs Betty Stewart, whose father, Lachie McDonald, is in the picture.Jul 13, 2014
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Heading for camp13 viewsArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials from Helensburgh leave Helensburgh Central Station in September 1939 on route to England for training. They marched from the Drill Hall in Lomond Street to the station led by a piper. Among those in the picture are Gordon Hattle, Angus McKell, ? Rennie, Lachie McDonald, and Ian Lawrie. Image supplied by Lachie's daughter, Mrs Betty Stewart, who remembers seeing them march off that day.
Jul 13, 2014
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On parade14 viewsArgyll and Sutherlands Highlanders Territorials on parade outside the Lomond Street Drill Hall in September 1939. From left: Lachie McDonald, Jimmy Handyside, Jock McDonald. Image supplied by Mrs Betty Stewart, Lachie's daughter/Jul 13, 2014
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Four brothers21 viewsFour Helensburgh brothers who were Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials, pictured circa 1939 almost certainly in England by the look of the hanging tiles in the background. Charlie and Jock McDonald are standing, with Lachie and Tommy McDonald in front. Image supplied by Mrs Betty Stewart, Lachie's daughter.Jul 13, 2014
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Territorials at camp13 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.Jul 13, 2014
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Laundry staff16 viewsManagers and staff of the Helensburgh Steam Laundry Company in East King Street in the early 1920s. Nos 5 and 6 in the back row from left are Bessie — known to all as Lizzie — and Flora McDonald. The man on the left is Mr Glover. In the front row the second from the left is Jeanie Donnachie, and the fourth from left is Agnes Aird (nee Graham). Image supplied by Lizzie and Flora's niece, Mrs Betty Stewart.
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Bonar Law demonstration postcard14 viewsA sketch of what was claimed to be the largest Union Jack in the Empire being unfurled at the Bonar Law demonstration in Belfast on Easter Tuesday 1912, calling for 'No Home Rule'. Published by 'Town Topics', 30 Chichester Street, Belfast.Jul 12, 2014