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Town centre from the pier338 viewsThis image shows the town centre from the pier, with the outdoor swimming pool, bandstand, Granary, and the Old Parish Church. Image date unknown.
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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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Esplanade and putting green519 viewsAn atmospheric picture of the esplanade and putting green looking west, possibly circa 1930.
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Helensburgh Air Cadets414 viewsThe Helensburgh Air Cadet Squadron, circa 1930. Image supplied by Cecilia Dunlop.
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Sailing to celebrate148 viewsYoung dinghy sailors took part in the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Iona Colquhoun marries Marquis378 viewsIona Colquhoun (18), daughter of Luss laird Sir Ivar Colquhoun and his wife and a former pupil of Helensburgh's St Bride's School, married the Marquis of Lorne (26), heir to the Duke of Argyll, at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh in the summer of 1965, and the reception for 500 guests — many of them local — followed at the Assembly Rooms. A surprise guest was Lord Colin Campbell, the Duke's younger son, who arrived unexpectedly from New Zealand. Provost J.McLeod Williamson and Town Clerk Robert Mackay and their wives represented Helensburgh.
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Hogwarts Express607 views"The Hogwarts Express" is pictured at Helensburgh Upper Station on October 9 2007, returning south after filming one of the Harry Potter films. The steam locomotive No. 5972 was built as "Olton Hall" for the Great Western Railway in 1928, but for the purpose of filming was renamed "Hogwarts Castle". Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Hermitage School Hockey XI 1948660 viewsThe 1947-48 hockey team pictured in June 1948. Back row: Miss Usherwood, Betty Petrie, Pat Spy, Sheena Laverock, Margaret Curtis, Jenny Burgess. Front: Lyn Blades, Daphne Ferris, Norma Watt, June James, Isobel Campbell, Cathie Sharp. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.

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Bob Hope at Rosneath3 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 photo12 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 parade12 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 brothers15 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 camp11 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 staff15 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.
Jul 13, 2014
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Bonar Law demonstration postcard11 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