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People


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44 files, last one added on Sep 06, 2016

The Arts


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34 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2016

Works of art


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53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015

Business


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96 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2017

Education


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118 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2017

John Logie Baird


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61 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2017

Henry Bell and the Comet


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109 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


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86 files, last one added on Jan 09, 2017

Organisations


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76 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017

Royal Visits


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24 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Mansions


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90 files, last one added on Feb 06, 2017

Places — Burgh


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289 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2016

Places — District


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217 files, last one added on Dec 28, 2016

Religion


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59 files, last one added on Apr 12, 2016

Screen and stage stars


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65 files, last one added on Oct 22, 2015

Shops


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29 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017

Transport — General


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38 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2016

Transport — Railways


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70 files, last one added on Dec 24, 2016

Transport — Steamers


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74 files, last one added on May 13, 2016

Sport


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136 files, last one added on Dec 19, 2016

Old Postcards


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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

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Victory Parade884 viewsTownfolk watch the final stages of Helensburgh's World War One Victory Parade in Colquhoun Square in 1918.
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Bowls at Shandon Hydro.862 viewsTwo gentlemen are seen playing bowls on the lawn of Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished. Image circa 1905.
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Manse Brae, Rhu440 viewsAn old image of what was then known as Post Office Road, Rhu — now Manse Brae. Image by courtesy of Jim Shields.
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Sledging on Sinclair Street572 viewsA well known photo of two boys sledging down Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. Image circa 1910.
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Kilmahew Castle552 viewsKilmahew Castle at Cardross was built on land granted to the Napier family by Malcolm, the Earl of Lennox, around 1290. The castle, originally a four-storey 16th century tower house, was built in the 16th century by the Napiers, who owned it until 1820. The estate had to be sold to pay off the last Laird's gambling debts. The ruins were acquired by the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the surrounding estate, in 1948, and the now derelict St Peter's Priests Training College was built nearby. Image, taken on February 1 2015, supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Harvie Chemist692 viewsThe 4 East Princes Street premises of Geo. Harvie & Son, dispensing and photographic chemists, offering films, plates, papers and all photographic requisites — including a dark-room for the use of customers. Image circa 1910.
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Wishing Well909 viewsThe Hermitage Park wishing well. Legend has it that a hermit lived in and gave his name to Hermitage Park. This wishing well was known as the Hermit's Well, and it was said that he granted a wish to those who drank from the copper ladle inside. It exists to this day, but is in a very poor state. Image date unknown.
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Crowded pier335 viewsHelensburgh pier is crowded as the bicentenary nautical flotilla approaches on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.

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9 viewsClass 4 at Hermitage Primary School, circa 21956-7. Image supplied by Anne Khaya (nee Lillburn).Feb 18, 2017
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Wonderwall6 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 House27 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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Portrait22 viewsA photographic portrait of Helensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird. Image date unknown.Feb 02, 2017
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Original apparatus47 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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Muirholm65 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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78 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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Macvicars106 viewsPedestrians use the crossing at the foot of Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, in front of Macvicars clothing store in the 1960s.Jan 07, 2017