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PS Kenilworth330 viewsA 390-ton paddle steamer built in 1898 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse for the North British Steam Packet Company, she operated on the Clyde until 1937, serving initially on the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. She was refurbished and reboilered in 1915 and saw limited World War One service from 1917-19 as a minesweeper on the South Coast. Upon her return she reopened the Arrochar excursion service. Retired in 1937, she was broken up the following year at the yard where she had been constructed.
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Family outing520 viewsA family take a seat on the West Bay promenade while another group play on the beach, circa 1907.
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Greenlie Shoes449 viewsThe 19 Sinclair Street premises of William Greenlie, Boot & Shoe Maker. He offered: 'Best Variety in the West of Scotland', 'Bespoke Work A Speciality', and 'All Goods of the Best English Manufacture'. Image circa 1910.
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Hermitage collection199 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. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street.
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Rosneath shore341 viewsA sketch of the shore at Rosneath. Date unknown.
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Mill Brae, Kilcreggan325 viewsA view of the lower part of the Mill Brae, the steep hill down into Kilcreggan. The low wooden house was for many years the home of Mrs Lucy Rickerman, who lived to the age of 105 before her death in 1980 and was the only person to be awarded the title of Burgess of the Burgh of Cove and Kilcreggan. She was also the oldest person ever to live in Helensburgh and district. Image circa 1962.
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Explosive opening515 viewsSir Hugh Fraser shocked all on stage when he fired a starting pistol to signal the opening of the Duck Bay Marina business started by his friend Bobby Cawley in April 1968. Beside Sir Hugh is famous local Highland Games athlete Jay Scott.
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Aldersyde373 viewsAlderside in Garelochhead pictured about 1919, when it was owned by market gardener Alexander Thomson.

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Meat delivery16 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 shore13 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 Communicants15 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 Luss16 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 Luss16 viewsHouseboats moored opposite Aldochlay, near Luss, on Loch Lomond. Image date unknown.Oct 06, 2014
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Sowing corn12 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 Well17 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 Helensburgh62 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