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Luss School 1897724 viewsThe pupils of Luss School in 1897 were photographed by the Rev T.E.Jubb, who was minister of Luss Parish Church for many years. The occasion was a school sports outing to the Games Park.
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Babes guddle187 viewsA cartoon by well known Helensburgh artist Gregor Ian Smith showing his eldest son Graham (right) and his friend Sandy Thorburn catching a fish. Image circa 1942 supplied by Sandy Thorburn.
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The Clachan342 viewsThe Clachan at Rosneath, published by E.Eakin, Rosneath Post Office. Clachan is Gaelic for hamlet. Image date unknown.
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Model gifted355 viewsMrs Mary-Pat Smith and Mrs Nancy Jackson, daughters of Helensburgh's last Provost, Norman M.Glen CBE, with a model of the Comet they presented to Helensburgh Library at the opening of the 2002 Bell Exhibition organised by Doris Gentles as part of the burgh bicentenary celebrations.
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Hastings experiment417 viewsJohn Logie Baird working at Hastings, circa 1924.
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Jeanie Deans at Arrochar634 viewsThe popular paddle steamer Jeanie Deans leaves Arrochar, circa 1931. She was built by Fairfield at Govan and launched in 1931, then extensively refitted after war service. She remained a passenger favourite on cruises from Craigendoran until the end of the 1964 season. The next year she went to the Thames and was renamed 'Queen of the South'. She was broken up in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1967.
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Hermitage House342 viewsAn image taken not long before the 1963 demolition of Hermitage House in Hermitage Park. Originally the home of the Cramb family, who sold what was then called Cramb Park to the Town Council in 1911 for £3,750, the mansion served as a World War One hospital for the wounded, then became an annexe to Hermitage School. After 1926 it became a council workshop and store. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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The Northern Belle645 views6392 engine Malcolm Graeme piloting 6391 Wizard of the Moor on the 'Northern Belle' cruising train, leaving Craigendoran Station in June 1935. Image supplied by Jim Chestnut.

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Rhu wedding7 viewsAlice McDougall kindly supplied this picture of the wedding of her parents, Mr and Mrs Alexander Rankin Gold, in Rhu on July 16 1936. They were married from Armadale House in Rhu where her mother, Flora MacKinnon, worked for Colonel Kenneth Barge as a cook and where this picture was taken. Alice says: "Lydia Barge is the older girl seated in front of my father. My grandparents from Brechin are beside my father. My grandfather from Skye ibeside my mother. Beside him is Auntie Lottie an her husband John Cree who lived in Craigendoran, and their daughter is the other little girl. She had a shop at the east end of Helensburgh at one time I believe. Behind John Cree is Colonel Barge and behind his right shoulder is, I believe Nigel Barge."Feb 03, 2016
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Invergare, Rhu7 viewsAn old image of Invergare, Rhu, originally named Rowaleyn, which was built in 1855 to the design of architect James Smith, father of Madeleine Smith, the socialite later accused of murder, to be his family's summer home. James Smith designed, among other famous buildings, the Victoria Baths in West Nile Street (1837), the Collegiate School, Garnethill (1840), the McClellan Galleries (1855), and Bellahouston Church (1863), all in Glasgow, and Stirling Library (1863). Image date unknown.Feb 03, 2016
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Potato seekers6 viewsFour images from 1917 of young potato seekers arriving in Helensburgh from Greenock. The local newspaper headline was 'Helensburgh Invaded!'Feb 03, 2016
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Rosneath Mill5 viewsA 1904 image of the Rosneath Mill. Further information would be welcomed.Feb 03, 2016
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Thomas A.Purves10 viewsThomas A.Purves was stationmaster at Helensburgh Central Station for 31 years before retiring in June 1915 after 50 years service with the North British Railway Company. To mark the occasion, this photo appeared on a postcard published by the Helensburgh printing firm of Lindsay Laidlaw.Jan 12, 2016
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Merry Christmas36 viewsThis Christmas card was sent to Helensburgh TV inventor John Logie Baird's widow Margaret in 1948. It is signed by J.D.Percy, who worked for Baird Television in the 1930s and lived on until about 1985, and depicts the first demonstration of colour television in London in July 1928. Image by courtesy of the inventor's son Professor Malcolm Baird, who is president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust.Dec 17, 2015
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High Green43 viewsA 1913 image of players and spectators at Helensburgh Bowling Club — known as the High Green, as opposed to the former Low Green at Hermitage Park — with the old pavilion in the south east corner.Dec 17, 2015
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Landing craft54 viewsOne of the Landing Craft which used to ply from Rhu to Benbecula is pictured moored at Helensburgh pier, while crowds on the seafront take advantage of the evening sunshine. Image circa 1973.Dec 17, 2015