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Victoria Hall Drama502 viewsThe cast of the Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club production of 'Night Must Fall', with Jill Grattidge (2nd left) and Tom Gallacher (centre) who was later to become a leading Scottish playwright. Date unknown, but at the time Tom worked as a Helensburgh Advertiser reporter.
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Kilmahew Castle1610 viewsKilmahew Castle at Cardross was built on land granted to the Napier family by Malcolm, the Earl of Lennox, around 1290. The castle, originally a four-storey 16th century tower house, was built in the 16th century by the Napiers, who owned it until 1820. The estate had to be sold to pay off the last Laird's gambling debts.The ruins were acquired by the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the surrounding estate, in 1948, and the now derelict St Peter's Priests Training College was built nearby. Image date unknown.
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Cairndhu front door815 viewsThe decorated front door of 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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Ardgartan Youth Hostel479 viewsArdgartan Youth Hostel, three miles from Arrochar on the west side of Loch Long, is seen with the Cobbler in the background. The Scottish Youth Hostels Association obtained the hostel, which sleeps over 100, from the King George's Jubilee Trust, which purchased it in 1936. Originally Ardgartan House, a private mansion built by Campbell of Strachur, it was closed in 1968, and replaced with a more modern building. Image date unknown.
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Lower Sinclair Street478 viewsA view of Sinclair Street from Clyde Street, with old cars parked outside the shops. Image circa 1920.
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Spirited Performance571 viewsThe cast of the Garelochhead Players production of 'Blithe Spirit' in April 1982.
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Cinema staff615 viewsMembers of staff of La Scala Cinema in James Street, Helensburgh, in the 1920s when the importance of going to the cinema was emphasised by the dress of the staff.
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Engine and paddle wheel395 viewsThe engine and paddle wheel of the first Comet.

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Old Row37 viewsPupils stand outside the original Row (Rhu) School which stood on what is now the village green.Aug 23, 2017
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Rhu from Ardenconnel38 viewsAn old image of Rhu from Ardenconnel, now the home of Rhu Amateurs. Image date unknown.Aug 07, 2017
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Local Argylls49 viewsMembers of the local Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials pictured during the First World War. This slightly damaged image was kindly supplied by Doris Gentles, whose father, Harry Smith, is in the picture fifth from the right in the second row. He was one of four brothers serving in the trenches, and two of them were severely wounded.Jul 31, 2017
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Telechrome demo50 viewsJohn Logie Baird's August 1944 demonstration of the Telechrome, the world’s first cathode ray tube for colour television, was an historic event. The picture was large and bright, a great improvement over the small flickery images of the old mechanical system.Jul 01, 2017
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1920 Waverley cruise104 viewsPassengers on board the paddle steamer Waverley on a cruise from Craigendoran in 1920. Photo by courtesy of Professor Graham Lappin's excellent pictorial website www.dalmadan.com.Jul 01, 2017
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Granary bus crash115 viewsA Garelochhead Coach Services bus crashed into the Granary Restaurant on West Clyde Street after careering down Sinclair Street when the brakes failed. The driver of a Saturday bus from Luss elected to hit the building rather than land on the shore, and was widely praised for his skill in avoiding pedestrians. No-one was seriously injured. Image c.1958 supplied by Robbie Don.Jun 14, 2017
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Wonder Wall wider view80 viewsA tribute to John Logie Baird on the wall of the University of Strathclyde Graham Hills Building in George Street, Glasgow — one of a number of massive official murals. Appropriately, on the right is Dr Who's Tardis. Image supplied by Des Gorra.Jun 14, 2017
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134 viewsA Phaeton carriage is stationary outside Rhu Parish Church. 1894 image supplied by Donald John Chisholm.May 29, 2017