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Floral tribute221 viewsThe bust of Henry Bell and a floral decoration by Judy Noble at the opening of the Henry Bell and the Comet exhibition, compiled by Doris Gentles, in Helensburgh Library on Friday August 3 2012. Photo by Eleanor McKay.
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Station goods yard172 viewsA view of Helensburgh Central Station, the engine shed and goods yard. Image circa 1950, copyright A.Scarsbrook/Initial Photographics.
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Days of steam602 viewsThe 84-ton engine 67621 prepares to pull a steam train from Helensburgh Central to Glasgow. The V1 class, a Gresley design, was introduced in 1930. Image date unknown.
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Kirking of the Council521 viewsThe first ever Kirking of Helensburgh District Council at Rhu Parish Church in 1967. From left: Murdo McGregor, Margaret MacDonald, Marie Dick, Cathy Allan, chairman Billy Petrie, J.Campbell Weir, Lord Lieutenant Robert Arbuthnott, Ian Campbell MP, Frank Kane, Ken McFarlane J.McLeod Williamson, Jimmy Miller, Robert McIntyre (who supplied the image), Captain Mike Henry from Faslane, Chief Inspector Leslie Mills, Tommy Lindsay, Alex Erskine, clerk Bob Macquarrie, and Hector MacDonald.
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Helensburgh Red Cross536 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Red Cross at a lecture in the Red Cross Hall in East Princes Street in February 1969. The man on the left is the late Ian Macneil who was involved with both the Red Cross and St Andrew's Ambulance Association in the local area for many years. The boy is Billy Irvine, at that time a Hermitage Primary School pupil aged about 10.
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Evening with the Bells230 viewsDave Dewar from Kilmun wrote "An Evening with Mr and Mrs Bell" in the style of "This Is Your Life", and it was performed in Dunoon on Wednesday August 22 2012 and at Helensburgh Library the following day for pupils of St Joseph's Primary School and in the evening for a sellout audience of 35. He also played the part of the interviewer, while Mr and Mrs Bell were played by Paul Kozinski and Janis Marshall. Musical accompaniment came from Alan Reid, who wrote several of the songs. Photo by Frances Mascarenhas.
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TS Empress1010 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time. In this picture some can be seen aloft. Image circa 1910.
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Helensburgh 1st XI675 viewsThe Helensburgh Cricket Club 1st XI pictured by well known burgh photographer Bill Benzie beside the old pavilion at Ardencaple, which was later burnt down. Two stalwarts of the team for many years are in the front row, Willie Gilchrist (left) and his brother Ian (second from right). Image date unknown.

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James Colquhoun3 viewsA cdv image of James Colquhoun (1841-1910) who farmed at Auchensail Farm, Cardross. It is thought that it may have been taken by a Glasgow photographer in the late 1860s. Image supplied by his great grand-daughter, Cathy Shearer.Mar 30, 2015
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Obstacle race10 viewsAn obstacle race in Helensburgh on August 15 1901, obviously part of a well attended event.Mar 24, 2015
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John McAdam11 viewsJohn McAdam of Callendoune Farm, Helensburgh, is pictured with his Clydesdale horse. Image, date unknown, supplied by his daughter Cathy Shearer.Mar 24, 2015
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Laid up ships17 viewsMerchant shipping laid up in the Gareloch during the depression. Image circa 1929.Mar 24, 2015
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Upper Sinclair Street16 viewsA sunlit evening view of Upper Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. Image circa 1950.Mar 24, 2015
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Tom Guthrie's seaplane32 viewsRhu man Tom Guthrie, son of Glasgow Boy artist Sir James Guthrie, set up a company called Clyde Flying Boats Ltd. in 1933, offering pleasure flights at ten shillings and to see Loch Lomond for £1. The aircraft, seen at Helensburgh pier, was a SARO Cutty Sark, and was kept overnight at Inchmurrin Island on Loch Lomond.Feb 23, 2015
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Gareloch from Kidston29 viewsA sunlit evening view of the Gareloch from Kidston Park. Image circa 2005 by Donald Fullarton.Feb 23, 2015
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Hiawatha cast43 viewsThe cast of the local production of 'Hiawatha's Wedding Feast and Death of Minnehaha' at Helensburgh's Victoria Hall on April 18 1906. The conductor was E.W.Stanton, the cellist G.H.Stanton, and the soloists Major (later Provost) John F.Duncan and Mrs Hyllested. William Battrum Lever (also a Provost) played the harmonium. Photo by Robert Thorburn, supplied by his grandson Sandy Thorburn.Feb 23, 2015