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Rhu wedding131 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."
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Carved heads378 viewsTwo carved heads are seen at the bricked-up doorway of the tower of Cardross Old Parish Church, which was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers on the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower was restored in the summer of 1999. Any information about the carved heads would be welcome. Image supplied by Donald Fullarton.
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Camis Eskan Market Garden891 viewsPart of the gardens at Camis Eskan during World War Two. Photo by kind permission of Sheila Penny.
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St Bride's School1034 viewsSt Bride's School for girls at 10 Stafford Street, which was founded in 1895. In 1977 it merged with Larchfield School for boys to become Lomond School. The St Bride's building was largely destroyed in an overnight fire in 1997, but was rebuilt to house the senior and top primary pupils. Image circa 1934.
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Ardencaple cricket603 viewsA Helensburgh Cricket Club match is in progress on the current pitch, while beyond is the Helensburgh Football Club pitch and pavilion. In the distance is the Larchfield School pavilion. Image circa 1930.
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Provost's chain351 viewsComet pioneer Henry Bell was the first Provost of Helensburgh, and the chain of office of Helensburgh's Provost — a post no longer in existence because of local government reform — contains an illustration of the Comet.
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Days of steam744 viewsThe 84-ton engine 67621 prepares to pull a steam train from Helensburgh Central to Glasgow. The V1 class, a Gresley design, was introduced in 1930. Image date unknown.
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Pony Rides1074 viewsFun on Helensburgh beach at the pierhead in 1970.

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Seafront7 viewsAn early image of Helensburgh seafront, looking from the pier to the east side of the town. As there is no bandstand, it must have been taken before 1906. Image kindly supplied by Robert Ryan.Jul 25, 2016
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Helensburgh Central10 viewsHelensburgh Central Station, possibly circa 1890.The photo was taken for Macneur & Bryden Ltd., stationers and publishers of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper, whose premises were in East Princes Street opposite the station.Jul 24, 2016
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Seafront before reclamation35 viewsHow Helensburgh seafront and the outdoor swimming pool looked before the major reclamation to form a car park and build the indoor swimming pool. Image, source unknown, supplied by Robert Ryan.Jun 22, 2016
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Hermitage Prefects 195544 viewsBack row (from left): Gordon Fraser, Tony Wright, Jim Maxwell, George Douglas, Alan Dunwoodie, Esme White, Josephine Park, Alistair McPherson, Margaret Johnstone, Bobby Lindsay, Sandy Peters, Stewart Douglas, Ian Paul; middle: Margaret McCulloch, Dykes Carswell, Margaret Rice, George Turnbull, Kathleen Turnbull, Neil Burgess, Katherine Taylor, Jimmy MacDonald, Isobel Thorburn, Stewart Clark, Florence Hendry, David Gall; front: Helen Orr, Joyce Mitchell, Ann Jardine, Isobel Thornton, Douglas Lamb, Headmaster George Mutch, Gillian Mutch, Megan Boak, Eleanor "Nelly" Kirkpatrick, Judith Peel, Elma Davis. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser.Jun 21, 2016
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Hermitage cricket XI c.195355 viewsTop row (from left): Willie Thornton, Gordon Fraser, John Trail, David Gall, Alistair Johnstone, Douglas McSkimming, Ian Paul; front: Jim Williamson (scorer), Jimmy MacDonald, Alan Dinwoodie, Bobby Lindsay, Neil Burgess, Dykes Carswell, coach John Blain. Image from Gordon Fraser and David Gall.Jun 20, 2016
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Hermitage 4th year c.195452 viewsTop (from left): Eric Beauman, Kenneth Murray, Willie MacSporran, Gordon Fraser, Arthur Payne, Tony Wright, William Gilchrist, Bobby Lindsay, Eddie Montgomery, Donald ?, Victor Petrie, Jim Williamson, Alan Wyllie, Jim MacPherson; second row: Jeanette Munro, Ina MacDougall, Josephine Park, ?, Heather MacDonald, Neil Burgess, Sheena MacGregor, Jimmy MacDonald, Jean Hamilton, Ian Still, Pat Paterson, Ann Blackadder; third row: May Howieson, Elsa Logan, Elinor Strang, Doris Griegson, Doreen Matherson, Eliane Dodd, Joan Stewart, Jean Jaimason, Margaret MacFarlane, Sally Osborne, Mr William MacWatt; front row: Kate MacDermid, Eva MacKenzie, Betty Calder, Heather Gillespie, Marcia Anderson, Barbara Ward, Joyce Henderson, Betty Fagan. Image: Gordon Fraser.Jun 20, 2016
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1953 Gymnasts66 viewsThe Hermitage Gym Team c.1953. Back row from left: Alastair Johnstone, David Gall, Bruce Blackadder, Robbie Dewar, Dykes Carswell, Neil Burgess, Jimmy Crooks, Fraser McGruer, Gordon Fraser, Ian McLeod, Gym teacher John Blain; middle: Glen Marsland, Donald Lawrie, Brian Gibson(?), Alastair Gow, Bing Muir, Evan McGregor, Victor Petrie, Tommy McRae, Frank Cowe, Angus Trail; front: Richard West, ?, Ian Martin, Graham Smith, Willie MacPherson, Tommy Watt, Willie Thornton, Jim Caldwell, ?. Image from Gordon Fraser and David Gall.Jun 20, 2016
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3rd year Hermitage 195463 viewsTop: Ian McLeod, Sandy Peters, David Gall, Neil Burgess, Robin Burnet, Jimmy MacDonald, Drew Buchanan, Fraser McGruer. Second: Ian Paul, Ian Still, Gordon Fraser, George Douglas, Charlie Burnet, Tony Wright, Bobby Lindsay, Ned Montgomerie, Stewart Douglas, Campbell MacCulloch. Third: Marcia Anderson, Maureen Thomson, Megan Boak, Anne Jardine, Kathleen Dunnett, Eleanor Kilpatrick, Janet Munro, Joan Muir, Mary Johnstone. Fourth: Janet Henderson, Florence Hendry, Aileen Wallace, Irene Armstrong, Kathleen Taylor, Margaret Graham, Margaret Rice, Margaret McCulloch, Helen Freeland, Esma White, Judith Peel. Fifth: Margaret MacFarlane, Elma Davis, Betty Caldwell, Ernie Kipling, Joyce Mitchell, Heather Gillespie, Helen Orr. Image from Gordon Fraser.Jun 18, 2016