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Academy opening1595 viewsAmerican guest Dr John Jackson speaks at the opening of the second Hermitage Academy at Colgrain on June 4 2008. He said a few words of greeting on behalf of the school's international links.
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Whistlefield, Gareloch477 viewsAn oil painting by James Kay RSA RSW entitled 'Whistlefield, Gareloch', which in 2014 was valued at £9,500. Kay lived there at Crimea (now Dalriada), Portincaple for 33 years and worked in a studio at 79 West Regent Street, Glasgow. The house belonged to his brother Alec, a shipping office manager. The name was chosen when they moved there in 1909 because his father was a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy during the Crimean War, serving in the Black Sea area. James painted an elaborate mural of scenes from the Crimean War on the walls of the main entrance. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Football Club circa 19251649 viewsSitting on the far right, centre row, is the 1890s ex-Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Matt Dickie.
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“Boatyard, Kilcreggan” by Arthur Henry Turner537 viewsThis is one of two works by Arthur H.Turner (1901–1970) acquired by the Anderson Trust, the other being “Clyde Regatta”.
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Original apparatus302 viewsHelensburgh inventor John Logie Baird is pictured with the first television transmitter, made up literally from odds and ends, in September 1926. The apparatus was used in the world's first successful demonstrations of instantaneous moving scenes by wire and wireless. It is now housed in the Science Museum in South Kensington, London.
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Glenarn942 viewsGlenarn was built in the late 1830s, and soon after the garden received plants from Joseph Hooker's 1849-50 expedition to Sikkim, notably the Rhododendron falconeri at the side of the house. The garden was extended by the Gibson family over the following 50 years after they acquired the property in 1927. The Thornley family arrived at Glenarn in 1983 to find much to be done to restore the gardens to their former glory and then to extend their scope still further, work which is continuing. Image date unknown.
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Garelochhead East575 viewsTwo children paddle in the Gareloch, with east Garelochhead beyond. Image circa 1919.
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Maggie Hamilton and her children374 viewsNoted artist Maggie Hamilton (1867-1952) was the daughter of James and Mary Hamilton, of Thornton Lodge, Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, and brother of artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton, one of the first of the 'Glasgow Boys'. In 1897 she married architect and artist Alexander Nisbet Paterson, and she is seen here with their children Alistair and Viola inside their family home, Long Croft, in West Rossdhu Drive. Image by courtesy of the Anderson Trust.

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Air raid shelter1 viewsAn air raid shelter ws created on Helensburgh seafront io the west of the pierin World War Two by excavating the putting green. But it was never used as it kept being flooded by sea water.Dec 12, 2017
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1885 Seafront31 viewsA view of the town from the pier c.1885, taken by pioneering Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) from Aberdeen. Reprinted as a postcard, it includes the Imperial Hotel, the Granary and the Old Parish Church.Nov 19, 2017
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Queen's Hotel28 viewsThe Queen's Hotel on Helensburgh eastern seafront 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. Image date unknown.
Nov 17, 2017
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St Michael's Church29 viewsHelensburgh's St Michael and All Angels Scottish Episcopal Church stands at the corner of William Street and West Princes Street. On Sunday August 22 1841 a congregation of Scottish Episcopalians met in the room of a house in William Street, where Divine Service was solemnised by the Very Rev William Routledge. Their first church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, opened on the site of the present St Michael's Church in 1843. Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, a prolific architect and pupil of George Gilbert Scott, chose the style of the Gothic Revival for the current church which was consecrated on May 7 1868. Photo by Professor John Hume.Oct 20, 2017
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St Modan's Church30 viewsSt Modan's Church at Rosneath. Photo by Professor John Hume.Oct 20, 2017
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United Reformed Church36 viewsHelensburgh's United Reformed church at the corner of James Street and West Princes Street was originally Helensburgh Congregational Church. Photo by Professor John Hume.Oct 20, 2017
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Shandon Church35 viewsShandon Church on Garelochside, opposite Shandon Pier, is now a private dwelling. Photo by Professor John Hume.Oct 20, 2017
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St Bride's Church36 viewsPhoto by Professor John Hume.Oct 20, 2017