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Pier View421 viewsLooking east from Helensburgh pier, with paddling where the pier car park is now. A funfair on the left and the old Granary can be seen in front of the clock tower. Undated.
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Helensburgh team 1910457 viewsA Helensburgh football team and officials from 1910. In the middle row fourth from right is Abraham Reece. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Hermitage carvings838 viewsCarvings from the frontage saved after the old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street was demolished. It was built in 1880 in late Gothic style for the School Board of Row on land formerly part of Hermitage House made available by the Cramb family, and demolished in 1977 by George Hood & Co. Ltd. This image compilation is from photos taken by Stewart Noble of the carvings, now in the garden of the home of Mr Hood's son Charlie.
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Hermitage nurses281 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. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street.
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Marine View633 viewsAn old image of the Marine View building at the corner of East Clyde Street and Glenfinlas Street, with the East Bay grass in front. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh's Specials439 viewsMembers of Helensburgh's Special Constabulary during the Second World War. Image supplied by Cecilia Dunlop.
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Miss Farmgirl UK625 viewsHelensburgh girl Patricia Evans, who worked in the Town Clerk's office, was chosen as Miss Farmgirl UK at the final held in London's Washington Hotel in December 1966. She also won the Miss Dunbartonshire title and was a finalist in the Miss Scotland competition.
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West Clyde Street, William Street770 viewsThe junction of William Street and West Clyde Street.
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Church for sale19 viewsHelensburgh's Church of Christ, Scientist, in West Princes Street, designed in 1956 by Margaret Brodie, is currently on the property market. 2015 image by Stewart Noble.Apr 15, 2015
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James Colquhoun71 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 race32 viewsAn obstacle race in Helensburgh on August 15 1901, obviously part of a well attended event.Mar 24, 2015
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John McAdam37 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 ships54 viewsMerchant shipping laid up in the Gareloch during the depression. Image circa 1929.Mar 24, 2015
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Upper Sinclair Street56 viewsA sunlit evening view of Upper Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. Image circa 1950.Mar 24, 2015
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Tom Guthrie's seaplane69 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 Kidston60 viewsA sunlit evening view of the Gareloch from Kidston Park. Image circa 2005 by Donald Fullarton.Feb 23, 2015