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Helensburgh Seafront707 viewsDate unknown.
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Backstroke race416 viewsThree contestants are seen battling it out in a Helensburgh Swimming Club backstroke race at the outdoor pool in this 1949 image. Built in 1928 as a gift from Provost Andrew Buchanan, beside the pier, the pool was replaced in 1976 by an indoor pool on an adjacent site, and a year later the outdoor pool was closed. It was demolished in 1996 and replaced by a childrens play area.
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Auchendennan386 viewsAuchendennan House was from 1945 to 2013 a Youth Hostel and is reputed to have its own ghost. This view, circa 1956, shows Loch Lomond and Inchmurrin island beyond. Used for hunting by Robert the Bruce when he lived at Cardross, and then a church possession of Dunbarton, Auchendennan was feued about the time of Flodden to one of the Dennistouns, Andrew of Cardross, whose descendants held it for 100 years and then the Napiers of Kilmahew for another 100 years. The present mansion was built in 1867 by Glasgow merchant George Martin, and it is now back in private ownership.
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John McAdam11 viewsJohn McAdam of Callendoune Farm, Helensburgh, is pictured with his Clydesdale horse. Image, date unknown, supplied by his daughter Cathy Shearer.
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Clyde Street School 665 viewsA Clyde Street Primary School class, circa 1964. Back row: Ronald Park, Kenneth Glendye, Jim Urquhart, Duncan Campbell, William Bell, Neil Harper, Edward McKell, John Spy, ?; middle: Susan Taylor, Jacqueline Craig, Helen McWilliams, Mary Ross, Lesley ?, Lesley Coll, Fiona Grant, Elspeth Robertson, Kathleen Hamilton; front sitting: Royston Pearce, ?, Janet Shields, ?, Terry ?, ?, Catherine ?, Elizabeth Stewart, Billy McKechnie; on floor: ?, Simon Fraser, ?, George Beggs. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Three Heads1407 viewsDavid Arthur (left), the first headmaster of Lomond School — formed by the merger of Larchfield School for boys with St Bride's School for girls — is pictured a long serving St Bride's head, Miss Rachel Drever Smith, who retired around 1975, and a former Larchfield head who later became the Rector of a church in the Stonehaven area, the Rev Stephen Hutchison. Image supplied by David Arthur, date unknown.
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Lord of the Isles378 views62005 "Lord of the Isles" pictured at the Old Luss Road Bridge, Kirkmichael, on May 13 2008. This class K-1 locomotive was introduced in 1949 by British Railways and was based on the Class K-4 design of the London and North Eastern Railway. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Helensburgh town centre656 viewsAn aerial view of the pier and the town centre, showing the outdoor swimming pool, the Old Parish Church, the Central Station and the railway goods yard. The image, date unknown, is from the collection of William Orr of Rhu, who was at one time the Burgh Engineer before becoming the Assistant Engineer for Argyllshire, and it was supplied by his great nephew, Alistair Quinlan.

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James Colquhoun3 viewsA cdv image of James Colquhoun (1841-1910) who farmed at Auchensail Farm, Cardross. It is thought that it may have been taken by a Glasgow photographer in the late 1860s. Image supplied by his great grand-daughter, Cathy Shearer.Mar 30, 2015
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Obstacle race10 viewsAn obstacle race in Helensburgh on August 15 1901, obviously part of a well attended event.Mar 24, 2015
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John McAdam11 viewsJohn McAdam of Callendoune Farm, Helensburgh, is pictured with his Clydesdale horse. Image, date unknown, supplied by his daughter Cathy Shearer.Mar 24, 2015
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Laid up ships16 viewsMerchant shipping laid up in the Gareloch during the depression. Image circa 1929.Mar 24, 2015
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Upper Sinclair Street16 viewsA sunlit evening view of Upper Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. Image circa 1950.Mar 24, 2015
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Tom Guthrie's seaplane32 viewsRhu man Tom Guthrie, son of Glasgow Boy artist Sir James Guthrie, set up a company called Clyde Flying Boats Ltd. in 1933, offering pleasure flights at ten shillings and to see Loch Lomond for £1. The aircraft, seen at Helensburgh pier, was a SARO Cutty Sark, and was kept overnight at Inchmurrin Island on Loch Lomond.Feb 23, 2015
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Gareloch from Kidston29 viewsA sunlit evening view of the Gareloch from Kidston Park. Image circa 2005 by Donald Fullarton.Feb 23, 2015
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Hiawatha cast43 viewsThe cast of the local production of 'Hiawatha's Wedding Feast and Death of Minnehaha' at Helensburgh's Victoria Hall on April 18 1906. The conductor was E.W.Stanton, the cellist G.H.Stanton, and the soloists Major (later Provost) John F.Duncan and Mrs Hyllested. William Battrum Lever (also a Provost) played the harmonium. Photo by Robert Thorburn, supplied by his grandson Sandy Thorburn.Feb 23, 2015