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Comet replica305 viewsThe replica of Henry Bell's Comet built by Lithgow apprentices for the Comet 150th anniversary in 1962 is lifted on to a trailer to be taken to its permanent home in Port Glasgow town centre after the celebrations.
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The RAF Heinkel462 viewsThis photo by World War Two photographer Bob Bird shows a German Heinkel aircraft from the Marine Aircraft Experimental Research Establishment at Rhu in flight as an RAF aircraft. It was one of two Heinkel He 115 floatplanes modified by MAEE and Scottish Aviation to fly agents into Europe. Reproduced by kind permission of Robin Bird, who wrote ‘Top Secret War Bird of World War Two’ about his father.
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Theatre Arts Triumph337 viewsMrs Vera McIntyre, producer of Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club's production of Lesley Storm's 'Roar Like A Dove', receives the Robert Dickson Memorial Trophy at a ceremony in the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow on May 1 1965. The winter production won the Scottish Community Drama Association's Dunbartonshire Three Act Play Festival, and some 40 members, including hon president Provost J.McLeod Williamson and his wife, went to see the presentation.
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Wartime Cuppa503 viewsCustomers at a tea van run by the Women's Volunteer Service outside the council offices in Helensburgh in 1942. The following year the WVS (later the WRVS), founded in 1938, began the first meals on wheels service.
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Rhu Bay359 viewsA motor yacht moored in Rhu Bay with the village beyond, circa 1909.
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Blairnairn Cottage in Glen Fruin354 viewsLooking west in Glen Fruin towards Blairnairn at harvest time. Image date unknown.
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Ferry House361 viewsAn aerial view of Ferry House, Rosneath, formerly Ferry Inn, taken in 1965. The Edwin Lutyens-designed building was commissioned by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, in the 1890s and rebuilt from an old pub. Bob Hope stayed there while entertaining troops at the nearby World War Two naval base. It fell into disuse, but was rebuilt again in the late 1950s by boatbuilder Peter Boyle.
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Gareloch Steamer372 viewsA steamer enters the Gareloch after passing the Training Ship Empress moored off Kidston Park. Circa 1920.

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East Bay and Queen's Hotel5 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
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Comet flywheel6 viewsThe Comet flywheel and Henry Bell's anvil were on display in Hermitage Park for many years, then were moved to the East Bay as part of the 2002 Helensburgh bicentenary celebrations. Image circa 1926.Nov 18, 2014
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Larchfield School Form 4A 19586 viewsBack row (from right): Colin Wearmouth, Graham Carver, John Blackie, Colin Service, John Grieve, Paul Robertson, Timothy Scott; front: John Wright, William Stewart Robertson, Michael Henderson, Mrs Simpson, Geoffrey Bamford, David Young, Kenneth Henderson.Nov 18, 2014
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Larchfield School Forms 4A and B 19586 viewsRear (from right): ? Russell, Richard Marshall, Peter Jack, Charles Nicholson, George Watson, A.Robertson, Jeremy Scales, Andrew Nicholson, Alastair Trail; 2nd back: Timothy Scott, William Burgess, John Glen, Alastair Wingate, Richard North, Ian MacFadyen, Brian Brown, William Young, Dave Robertson; middle: Christopher Grieve, Colin Wearmouth, Colin Service, Graham Carver, John Blackie; front: John Wright, William Stewart Robertson, David Young, Michael Henderson, Kenneth Henderson, Geoffrey Bamford.Nov 18, 2014
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Cardross Roll of Honour6 viewsThis memorial to the village fallen of World War One was unveiled by David Murray of Moorepark and dedicated by the Rev William Maxwell in the old Cardross Parish Church on September 26 1920. Some 200 young men went from the Parish to take part in the military operations, and of these 31 lost their lives.Nov 18, 2014
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Working the crowd3 viewsAndrew Bonar Law makes a speech at an unknown location surrounded by dignitaries, circa 1920.Nov 18, 2014
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Tinker Girl5 viewsEntitled ‘Tinker Girl’, this portrait is signed G.I.Smith and is the work of Gregor Ian Smith, one of the most highly regarded local artists of the 20th century. It was donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust by Eleanor Williamson, who lives in Cove. She said: "Gregor did this as a demonstration at an Art Class that I took for a few years at Kilcreggan School. I was the tutor and asked him to come as a guest artist. I asked him to sign it and he gave it to me. It was painted about 1970."Nov 18, 2014
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Meat delivery47 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