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Ladies Circle513 viewsMembers of Helensburgh and District Ladies Circle and guests at a function, date unknown. The three men on the right are John Muir, Gerry Fitzgerald and Ronnie Jeffrey, while the ladies include Mrs Rosina Williamson (second left) and Mrs Tillie Jeffrey (right).
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Bonar Law demonstration postcard85 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.
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Vice-Admiral Sir Ian and Lady McGeoch478 viewsHELENSBURGH man Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, who died on August 12 2007 at the age of 93, is reputed to have played a major part in the choice of Faslane as the home of Britain’s Polaris submarine fleet. But the World War Two hero was best known as a submarine ace and a serial escaper after being captured by the Germans in the Mediterranean in 1943.
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Arrochar Hotel359 viewsArrochar Hotel, circa 1955, after the building of a large extension. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time.
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Centre Opens443 viewsSome of the children who attended the official opening of the Drumfork Community Centre in the Churchill naval married quarters estate in 1968.
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Helensburgh Steam Laundry338 viewsStaff of Helensburgh Steam Laundry pose outside the front door at 55 East King Street. Third from the right is Peter Graham, and more names would be welcomed. Image, circa 1930, supplied by Jim Graham (www.graham-clan.co.uk), nephew of Peter.
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Cairndhu carving447 viewsA carving above a window at the former Cairndhu Hotel, later a nursing home for the elderly and now disused and boarded up. Originally Cairndhu House, it was built in 1871 to a William Leiper design in the style of a grand chateau for John Ure, Provost of Glasgow, whose son became Lord Strathclyde and lived in the mansion. 2011 image by Stewart Noble.
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Kirkpark Lane, Rhu, circa 1920367 views

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Meat delivery15 viewsHelensburgh butcher Peter McKellar, assisted by a young boy, delivers meat to one of the Helensburgh mansions with a rhododendron-ringed drive. Image date unknown.Oct 08, 2014
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Portincaple shore12 viewsA very old image of Portincaple, the fishing village on Loch Long down the hill from Whistlefield. Image date unknown.Oct 08, 2014
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First Communicants14 viewsFirst Communicants at Helensburgh's St Joseph's Church. Image, circa 1957, supplied by John Booth whose youngest brother Harry is in the back row of the picture 4th boy from the end on the right.Oct 08, 2014
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Houseboats at Luss14 viewsHouseboats moored opposite Aldochlay, near Luss, on Loch Lomond. Opposite is Swan Island. Image date unknown.Oct 06, 2014
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Houseboats at Luss13 viewsHouseboats moored opposite Aldochlay, near Luss, on Loch Lomond. Image date unknown.Oct 06, 2014
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Sowing corn10 viewsTwo farm workers prepare to sow corn on the hillside above Loch Lomond. Image circa 1906.Oct 06, 2014
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At the Wishing Well16 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. Here some of the patients and staff are seen posing beside the Wishing Well in Hermitage Park. Image date unknown.Oct 06, 2014
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The Boys of Helensburgh58 viewsAn old Victorian song sheet for 'The Boys of Helensburgh', printed in Larne. It refers to a parade of Orangemen in the town sometime in the 19th century.Sep 08, 2014