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TS Saint Columba685 viewsThe 785-ton turbine steamer was launched on April 9 1912 at the yard of William Denny & Bros Ltd., Dumbarton. Placed on the Campeltown run in succession to her namesake, she was requisitioned as a troop transport ship from 1915 to 1919 during which time she rammed and sank a German U-Boat. After the war she served Campbeltown, Inveraray and Ardrishaig until World War Two, when she was an accommodation ship at Greenock. She returned to the summer Ardrishaig service from 1947 until the end of the 1958 season, but was withdrawn and scrapped shortly afterwards. She is pictured arriving at Rothesay, circa 1950.
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Gareloch view475 viewsA view of the Gareloch from near Kidston Park showing a steamer which has just passed the Training Ship Empress. Image circa 1912.
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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society211 viewsMembers of the West Dunbartonshire branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society pictured at their Annual Ball in the Queen's Hotel Ballroom in Helensburgh on November 23 1951. The image was kindly supplied by Alex Hunter, from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, and shows in the front row (from left) his mother Mrs Fay Hunter, Robert Gray, Cathie Ramsay, the head teacher, then his father William Hunter who was president of the branch. Further back in the white dress is the late Mrs Norah Dunn, a founder of the branch.
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Garelochhead521 viewsA view of Garelochhead from the railway station. Image circa 1943.
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1945-47 Rhu Amateurs167 viewsA Rhu Amateurs side from the 1940s. Back row (from left): John Parlane, David Dodds, Jim Spy, John Miller, Archie McNab, and John Parlane's twin, Willie; front: Sam Best, Hugh Dawson, Jimmy McIntyre, Peter Small, Charles Russell.
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Spoof card387 viewsA card produced by Valentine's of Dundee showing a poster for an Extra Special Edition of the Helensburgh Times announcing someone's arrival in the town. A blank line was left to fill in the name — in this case Dickie. Image circa 1912.
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To Pastures New365 viewsThis is considered to be one of the finest works of Sir James Guthrie (1859-1930), who lived much of his life at Rhu and Helensburgh and was the leader of the now famous Glasgow Boys. Painted in the summer of 1883 in Crowland, a small and picturesque village in Lincolnshire, it was completed in Helensburgh over the winter.
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Baptist outing437 viewsSlightly damaged image of a Helensburgh Baptist Church Boys Guild group leaving for a week's camp at Aberfoyle. Image date unknown.

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14 viewsClass 4 at Hermitage Primary School, circa 21956-7. Image supplied by Anne Khaya (nee Lillburn).Feb 18, 2017
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Wonderwall10 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. Image supplied by Des Gorra.Feb 18, 2017
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Cairndhu House34 viewsCairndhu on Helensburgh seafront when it was a family home. Later it became the Cairndhu Hotel, then a nursing home for the elderly, and it is now disused. 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. Image, date unknown, supplied by Mrs Sheila Allan.Feb 06, 2017
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Portrait28 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.Feb 02, 2017
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Original apparatus52 viewsHelensburgh inventor John Logie Baird is pictured with the first television transmitter, made up literally from odds and ends, in September 1926. The apparatus was used in the world's first successful demonstrations of instantaneous moving scenes by wire and wireless. It is now housed in the Science Museum in South Kensington, London.Jan 24, 2017
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Muirholm70 viewsThe now closed Muirholm Hotel in Cardross, which was originally a private home. It has been lying empty for several years, and the Co-op has received planning permission to turn it into a 2,000 sq ft foodstore. The plans show that the conservatory at the front will disappear and the principal part of the foodstore will be to the back of the two-storey building in a new extension at the rear. Photo by Stewart Noble.Jan 19, 2017
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84 viewsMembers of the Rose family from Helensburgh pictured on top of an army tank believed to have been stationed near the road at Whistlefield. The photo was taken by Professor Richard Rose in September 1967, and he believes that it was removed about 10 to 15 years later. Any further information would be welcome.Jan 09, 2017
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Macvicars109 viewsPedestrians use the crossing at the foot of Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, in front of Macvicars clothing store in the 1960s.Jan 07, 2017