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Stormy seafront538 viewsA view from the pier on a very stormy day at 3.35 p.m. looking towards the bandstand, the Granary when it was used as a garage, and the Old Parish Church. Image date unknown.
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Replica afloat184 viewsThis working model of Henry Bell's Comet steamship was built and sailed by members of Helensburgh and District Modellers Club, who in August 2012, after the bicentenary celebrations, donated it to Helensburgh Heritage Trust for display in the Heritage Centre in Helensburgh Library in West King Street.
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Craigendoran Station487 viewsA view of Craigendoran Station in its heyday, with the platform on the left leading down to the steamer terminal. It opened for business under the North British Railway on May 15 1882, and steamer services were finally withdrawn in 1972. The piers have since become derelict, and on the firth side of the line the station buildings are long gone. Image date unknown.
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Princess Diana321 viewsDiana, Princess of Wales, looks through the periscope of the Faslane submarine HMS Trafalgar, after being hoisted on board in the Firth of Clyde in October 1986. Looking on is Commander Toby Elliot. Photo purchased by Heritage Trust from Navy News.
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Waverley leaves Helensburgh426 viewsThe Waverley is pictured leaving Helensburgh. Photo by Joe McKendrick, date unknown.
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Jack Buchanan303 viewsA studio photo of a youthful Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born international entertainer and Hollywood film star. Born on April 2 1891, he grew up in the town and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66.
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Gareloch from Whistlefield347 viewsA farmer poses in his field on the Whistlefield Hill, above Garelochhead. Image circa 1903.
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131 viewsThe North British Railway's D50 Class, 4-4-0T No. 496, Helensburgh, pictured in 1910. It was built for passenger services on the Glasgow-Helensburgh line by Neilson & Co in 1879.

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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 Douglas27 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