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Welcome to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust GalleryWithin this gallery are all the images. If you click the link above you will find the albums containing the images


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People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

43 files, last one added on Feb 03, 2016

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

33 files, last one added on Dec 06, 2015

Works of art


Colquhoun-Lady-Helen-w.jpg

53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

82 files, last one added on Feb 03, 2016

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

99 files, last one added on Oct 22, 2015

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

55 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2015

Henry Bell and the Comet


Comet-flywheel-in-park-w.jpg

110 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


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18 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2014

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

81 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2015

Organisations


Hiawatha-cast.jpg

66 files, last one added on Feb 23, 2015

Royal Visits


1965-Royal-visit-w.jpg

24 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Mansions


Invergare_old.jpg

86 files, last one added on Feb 03, 2016

Places — Burgh


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277 files, last one added on Dec 07, 2015

Places — District


Laid-up-Gareloch-ships-w.jpg

209 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2015

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

55 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

65 files, last one added on Oct 22, 2015

Shops


Margaret_Reece_sweet_shop.jpg

28 files, last one added on May 11, 2013

Transport — General


Garelochhead_Coach_Services_bus.jpg

34 files, last one added on Jul 09, 2012

Transport — Railways


Thomas-Purves-w.jpg

67 files, last one added on Jan 12, 2016

Transport — Steamers


PS-Redgauntlet-w.jpg

71 files, last one added on Jul 12, 2014

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

123 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2015

Old Postcards


Helensburgh_1903.jpeg

These images are copies of old postcards and some are watermarked. Please respect this website by not copying the images.

61 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015

22 albums on 1 page(s)


Random files - Heritage
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Bell's home272 viewsThe castellated building which was Henry Bell's original Baths Hotel, became the Queen's Hotel, and is now the Queen's Court flats, seen from Helensburgh pier during the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Neil MacLeod.
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Loch Long339 viewsAn old image of Loch Long, showing Glenmallan and its school on the right, taken by W.W.Kim. Image supplied by Winnie Miller, who thinks the boat is probably one used to recover torpedoes. Onn the left side, just above the sharp point of shoreline, is a direction-finding tower.
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Laid-up ships310 viewsMerchant shipping laid-up in the Gareloch, seen from Rosneath. Image circa 1950.
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Drumfork Ferry House491 viewsA very old image of the long demolished Drumfork Ferry House, which was to the east of what is now Craigendoran Station. Sheep and cattle were brought to it over the Old Luss Road, then ferried to Greenock.
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Royal Guide Colours574 viewsHRH Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, who lived the later years of her life in Rosneath Castle, presents new colours to the 1st Rosneath Peninsula Girl Guides in 1928. On another occasion she presented the Union Flag to the 1st Cove and Kilcreggan Guides, and it is the oldest in the County of Dunbartonshire and still used in parades. She is also believed to have presented Campbell neckties to the Guides. Image by courtesy of Rosneath Castle Caravan Park.
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Victoria Road499 viewsA 33.6 x 51.4 cms watercolour of Victoria Road, Helensburgh, by Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922), who spent many winters in the town and began in 1883 an innovative series of townscapes recording the genteel urban lifestyle of the wealthy residents.
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1909 Helensburgh Amateurs649 viewsIn this picture, taken at the Mossend playing field, now an area of housing, are back row: Jimmy Palmer, Willie Wilson, Jimmy Murray, John Laver, and goalkeeper Freddie Keith, Joe Keith, committee member Donald Laver, president Jackie Robertson — a foreign correspondent to trade, Peter McNeil and George Laver; middle row: Bob Campbell, Stevie Cameron, and Abe Reece; front row: Jimmy Smith, Neil Thomson, Duncan McNeil and Jimmy Jardine.
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Sir Alec Rose670 viewsSingle-handed round the world yachtsman Sir Alec Rose visited the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on March 19 1969 to talk to members of the Royal Naval Sailing Association and the Neptune Sailing Club about his experiences, and also toured the submarine HMS Porpoise. He is pictured with Helensburgh man Admiral Ian McGeoch (left), Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the Commodore Clyde, Commodore Derek Kent.

Last additions - Heritage
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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