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Silver's jetty460 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.
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Ross's Hotel759 viewsRoss's Hotel in Arrochar, Ashfield House, Jenniville, Prospect House, Prospect View and Prospect Bank all belonged to the Ross family. The old Ross's Hotel, which was a small temperance hotel built in the 1870s by Alexander Ross, has now changed its name to the Loch Long Hotel and grown in size to dominate the village landscape. Image circa 1907.
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Hermitage Park1006 viewsA family outing enjoying good weather and scenery. This is the site of the old mill, and part of Hermitage Primary School is in the background.
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Ben Lomond from Tarbet553 viewsA view of Ben Lomond from across Loch Lomond at Tarbet, with cattle in the foreground and a steamer in the distance, circa 1907. The artist's name appears to be P.Wansey, but the signature is hard to make out.
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Rosneath Castle1364 viewsCompleted in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961. Image circa 1903.
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The East Bay710 viewsA pre-Second World War image of the East Bay. The railings which can be seen at the foot of George Street were the entrance to underground public toilets. Image date unknown.
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Glen Loin Youth Hostel554 viewsThe Glen Loin Youth Hostel, near the Succoth Burn at Arrochar, was provided for the Scottish Youth Hostels Association by a grant from the Carnegie U.K. Trustees and was opened on March 19 1932 by Sir John Clerk Maxwell. It was very popular with climbers, as it was at the foot of the 'Arrochar Alps', and was in operation from 1932 to 1950. Image circa 1939.
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Helensburgh 1830632 viewsThis antique steel plate engraving on fine paper measures 6 x 9 inches and shows children playing on the burgh shore to the east of the Baths (later Queen's) Hotel. It was drawn by John Fleming, engraved by Joseph Swan and published by Joseph Swan in 1830 for ‘Select Views on the River Clyde’ by John M.Leighton.

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Burgh prefab63 viewsThe town had a number of prefab homes for several decades, and this one is 2 The Triangle, just behind the Victoria Infirmary and where Johnston Court is now. Image, date unknown, supplied by Helensburgh Memories member Paul Oakes.Aug 31, 2018
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Rhu tennis93 viewsThis group of tennis players at Rhu was photographed by well known Helensburgh photographer Bill Benzie. Image date unknown. Any further information would be most welcome.Jul 29, 2018
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Cumberland burns116 viewsThe Clyde Industrial Training Ship Association vessel Cumberland, moored off Rhu from 1869-89, was destroyed by fire — allegedly arson by five boy pupils — and sold for scrap. The illustrations are from 'The Graphic' newspaper of the time.Jul 29, 2018
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Kilcreggan infants120 viewsInfant pupils at Kilcreggan School in June 1921 when the headmaster was George S.Rae. Image kindly supplied by Richard Reeve.Jul 29, 2018
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Kilcreggan pupils136 viewsOlder pupils at Kilcreggan School in 1921, with headmaster George S.Rae. Image kindly supplied by Richard Reeve.Jul 29, 2018
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PS Kenilworth90 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 in 1936 she was the first of the Craigendoran fleet to acquire the grey hull and reopened the Arrochar excursion service. Retired in 1937, she was broken up the following year at the yard where she had been constructed. Image circa 1936.Jul 26, 2018
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Hill House 1904130 viewsAn image of The Hill House, the Upper Colquhoun Street mansion designed by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh for publisher Walter W.Blackie, shortly after construction finished in 1904. © Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
Jul 02, 2018
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Reservists132 viewsMembers of the local Army Reserve the early 1950s. More information would be welcomed. Image supplied by Gordon Fraser, whose father is extreme right in the front row.Jul 01, 2018