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48 viewsThe family of keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn in 1932. Standing from left: John McKenzie, Robert Douglas, Jessie (nee Troupe), James, Alexander Graham; front: Christina (nee Graham), Robert and Mabel. John emigrated to South Africa and his family are still there; Robert Douglas was in the oil industry, died in Burma, his only daughter Fiona is in Kirriemuir; James also a keen photographer was a bank manager in Fort William for many years; my father Alexander was an engineer, spent the war in the torpedo factory on Loch Long then worked for Rolls Royce before going to Workington as a machine shop manager; Mabel, the sister, died shortly after her parents in 1946. Image supplied by Sandy Thorburn.
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Andrew Bonar Law322 viewsHelensburgh man Andrew Bonar Law, a Conservative who became Prime Minister and occupied 10 Downing Street for just 209 days in 1922-23, succeeding the much better known Liberal, David Lloyd George, who had served from 1916-22. This picture was taken during World War One when he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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Landing Craft529 viewsTwo Army Landing Craft moored at the pier are seen from the Henry Bell obelisk on Helensburgh seafront. They were used to supply the Benbecula Rocket Range in the Outer Hebrides, collecting supplies from Rhu Hangars, and after complaints from Helensburgh people about noise from their generators they were moved to Rhu Hangars. Image circa 1965 supplied by Marion Gillies.
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Cardross Roll of Honour46 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.
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CND Demonstration529 viewsMembers of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament demonstrate outside the south gate of the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on March 22 1982.
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Loch Long358 viewsA view of Loch Long from above the BP Ocean Terminal at Finnart. Image, date unknown, from the collection of Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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Queen's Hotel124 viewsThe Queen's Hotel was originally Baths House, built by Henry Bell, who built Europe's first commercial steamship the Comet in 1812 and was the first Provost of Helensburgh. The building has had many alterations but still stands on East Clyde Street, having been converted into flats. Image date unknown.
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Faslane Bay369 viewsA tranquil Faslane Bay, long before it became a military port and was used for shipbreaking. Image date unknown.

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Glen Fruin High Road2 viewsAn 83 x 108 cm oil on canvas view of Glen Fruin by Helensburgh artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton RSA RSW (1860-1932). Image by courtesy of the Paisley Art Institute Collection, held by Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire Council. Jan 26, 2015
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Exchange choice3 viewsAnne McBrierty is seen receiving flowers from Helensburgh Advertiser columnist Betty Wood (left) after she was chosen to represent Helensburgh Telephone Exchange in the Miss Interflora competition in April 1968. Also in the picture are Grace Robertson and Morag MacPherson.Jan 26, 2015
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The Rev John Baird9 viewsAn image of the Rev John Baird (1842-1932), father of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He was the first minister of what was originally known as the West Parish Church at the corner of William Street and West King Street. It was opened on March 10 1878 and later became St Bride's Church, which was closed as a place of worship in 1981 and demolished in 1990. This image is a retouched version of a badly stained charcoal etching which is in the Argyll and Bute Council Libraries collection. His grandson, Heritage Trust president Professor Malcolm Baird, dates it at c.1880, and would like to find out who was the artist.Jan 14, 2015
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Colquhoun Square west19 viewsA 1959 image of Colquhoun Square, which does not appear to have any lamp posts.Jan 14, 2015
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Craigendoran14 viewsCraigendoran Avenue, Helensburgh, with its row of townhouses leading down to the Clyde. Image date unknown.Jan 14, 2015
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Craigendoran12 viewsMiddleton Drive, Craigendoran, beside the Clyde and west of Craigendoran Pier. Image date unknown.Jan 14, 2015
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Glen Fruin High Road11 viewsA 1906 image of Glen Fruin, looking down the hill at the west end of the glen.Jan 14, 2015
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Silver's jetty16 viewsAn atmospheric photo by Kirsten Easdale of the jetty at Silver's, from the boatyard in Rosneath. Image, taken in midsummer 2013, supplied by Kirsten.Jan 11, 2015