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Detail from Hill House337 viewsThis study of a stencilled wallpaper in Mackintosh's Hill House at the top of Upper Colquhoun Street was taken by Colin Baxter for the book 'Remembering Charles Rennie Mackintosh' by Alistair Moffat, published in 1989 by Seven Hill Books, and is copyright Colin Baxter Photography.
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Rhu Village344 viewsA 1931 image of Rhu village taken from a boat on the Gareloch, published by Winton, Stationer, Rhu Post Office.
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1924 West Clyde Street439 viewsAn image of West Clyde Street, with the Imperial Hotel on the right. Image supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Adam and Eve264 viewsRosneath was renowned in the 19th century for its trees including two very large silver firs at Campsail, known as 'Adam and Eve', which were reputed to be the largest in Britain at 130 feet (40 metres) with a girth of 30 feet immediately above the ground, and over 200 years old in 1891. Eventually they died and were cut down. Image date unknown.
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World War Two Specials517 viewsThe town's Special Constabulary during the Second World War. Standing from left: George Loban, Hermitage janitor Tom Dunlop, railway official George Hastings and Henry Taylor, the West Clyde Street chemist; seated: school attendance officer Hugh Clark, Sergeant William McGillivray and coal merchant Robin Spy. The Sergeant came to Helensburgh in 1938 and served in the town until 1945. He later lived in Motherwell and Stirling, then Dunblane where he became deputy custodian of Dunblane Cathedral.
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Garelochead from station90 viewsA 1907 image looking down the hill at Garelochhead from the station on the West Highland Line.
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Ardencaple Mill383 viewsArdencaple Mill, on the left beside Rhu Road Higher. Image published by Macneur & Bryden Ltd., Helensburgh, circa 1917.
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Centenary Cross421 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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Meat delivery24 viewsHelensburgh butcher Peter McKellar, assisted by a young boy, delivers meat to one of the Helensburgh mansions with a rhododendron-ringed drive. Image date unknown.Oct 08, 2014
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Portincaple shore21 viewsA very old image of Portincaple, the fishing village on Loch Long down the hill from Whistlefield. Image date unknown.Oct 08, 2014
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First Communicants24 viewsFirst Communicants at Helensburgh's St Joseph's Church. Image, circa 1957, supplied by John Booth whose youngest brother Harry is in the back row of the picture 4th boy from the end on the right.Oct 08, 2014
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Houseboats at Luss22 viewsHouseboats moored opposite Aldochlay, near Luss, on Loch Lomond. Opposite is Swan Island. Image date unknown.Oct 06, 2014
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Houseboats at Luss27 viewsHouseboats moored opposite Aldochlay, near Luss, on Loch Lomond. Image date unknown.Oct 06, 2014
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Sowing corn22 viewsTwo farm workers prepare to sow corn on the hillside above Loch Lomond. Image circa 1906.Oct 06, 2014
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At the Wishing Well32 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Here some of the patients and staff are seen posing beside the Wishing Well in Hermitage Park. Image date unknown.Oct 06, 2014
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The Boys of Helensburgh74 viewsAn old Victorian song sheet for 'The Boys of Helensburgh', printed in Larne. It refers to a parade of Orangemen in the town sometime in the 19th century.Sep 08, 2014