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People


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43 files, last one added on Feb 03, 2016

The Arts


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33 files, last one added on Dec 06, 2015

Works of art


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53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015

Business


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88 files, last one added on May 04, 2016

Education


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100 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2016

John Logie Baird


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57 files, last one added on May 04, 2016

Henry Bell and the Comet


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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


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81 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2015

Organisations


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67 files, last one added on Apr 14, 2016

Royal Visits


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24 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Mansions


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87 files, last one added on Mar 26, 2016

Places — Burgh


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278 files, last one added on Mar 30, 2016

Places — District


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209 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2015

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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28 files, last one added on May 11, 2013

Transport — General


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34 files, last one added on Jul 09, 2012

Transport — Railways


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68 files, last one added on Apr 28, 2016

Transport — Steamers


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73 files, last one added on Apr 28, 2016

Sport


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124 files, last one added on Mar 26, 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

22 albums on 1 page(s)

Random files - Welcome to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust Gallery
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Cardross Old Parish Church380 viewsThe church, the second on the site, was built in 1826 to designs by Greenock architect George Dempster. It was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers over the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower and walls were made safe in 1954 as a memorial, with the interior raised as a lawn, and the tower was restored in 1999. The graveyard contains monuments from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. This image taken from the rear was supplied by Donald Fullarton.
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Ardenconnel Road, Rhu.372 viewsPedestrians and horse-drawn carts make their way up Ardenconnel Road in Rhu, with the Training Ship Empress in the Gareloch beyond. Image circa 1911.
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Rhu from behind454 viewsAn unusual view of Rhu village from the hill behind. Image circa 1926.
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Centenary postcard295 viewsA postcard issued to mark the 100th anniversary of Henry Bell's Comet in 1912.
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Vice-Admiral Sir Ian and Lady McGeoch604 viewsHELENSBURGH man Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, who died on August 12 2007 at the age of 93, is reputed to have played a major part in the choice of Faslane as the home of Britain’s Polaris submarine fleet. But the World War Two hero was best known as a submarine ace and a serial escaper after being captured by the Germans in the Mediterranean in 1943.
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Ardenconnel House, Rhu938 viewsA mid-1930s view of Ardenconnel House at Rhu. The B-listed mansion was built by the Buchanan family in the late 18th century, and Ardenconnel was one of the principal estates of the old parish of Row. It was bought in 1899 by the Countrywide Holidays Association, and by 1908 could accommodate 120 guests. The CHA is the oldest walking holiday company in the country, set up in 1893 to encourage participation in, and enjoyment of, the countryside, and to this day, while no longer operating walking holidays, is still working hard to fulfil the vision of founder the Rev T.A.Leonard. The mansion was later converted into modern flats. Image by Jean M.Watson.
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Ardencaple Castle derelict1056 viewsThe last private resident, Mrs H.MacAulay-Stromberg, bought the castle from Sir Iain Colquhoun in 1923 and at last the castle returned to MacAulay ownership. Under her care the castle and grounds were brought back into good order. She died in 1931, and it faced a long period of neglect. During the Second World War it was used by the Admiralty as Naval Married Quarters, and it was demolished in 1957 to make room for a naval housing estate. Image by courtesy of the Clan MacAulay Association, date unknown.
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Kilcreggan Pier402 viewsShore Road, Kilcreggan, and a steamer at Kilcreggan Pier. Image circa 1908.

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Daylight TV2 viewsA 1929 press photograph of John Logie Baird after a successful daylight TV transmission. On the left is his technical assistant, Ben Clapp.May 04, 2016
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Shandon Hydro2 viewsThe 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 date unknown.May 04, 2016
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Dandie Dinmont10 viewsThe 197 ft iron paddle steamer Dandie Dinmont is seen berthed at Helensburgh pier in 1872. Built by A & J Inglis Ltd. at Pointhouse in Glasgow in 1866 for the Helensburgh-Ardrishaig route, but was transferred to the Forth the following year. She returned to the Clyde in 1869, but 1885 was bought by the Southsea, Ventnor, Sandown & Shanklin Steam Boat Co. After the 1900 season she was laid up, and the following year sank in Portsmouth Harbour. In 1902 she was raised and broken up in the Netherlands. Apr 28, 2016
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Helensburgh Central14 viewsPassengers board a train at Helensburgh 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.Apr 28, 2016
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Appleyards Garage14 viewsThe Appleyard Garage on East Clyde Street, on the site now occupied by Tesco Express in the 1970s. Petrol cost 79p for a gallon of four star. The staff in the pic with a Rover 2600 are (from left) to right, Bill Smith, Davie Nicholson, manager Donald Stewart, Iain Cowe, Agnes Wilson and Archie Pollock. Image by courtesy of the photographer, Brian Averell.Apr 24, 2016
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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society20 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.Apr 14, 2016
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St Mahew's Chapel18 viewsThe Chapel of St Mahew at Kirkton of Kilmahew, Cardross. For many years a derelict graveyard surrounding the ruin of a small mediaeval chapel, the land became the property of the Archdiocese of Glasgow in 1948, and they decided to restore the ruined chapel. The work began in 1953, under the direction of Ian G.Lindsay and Partners of Edinburgh, and was brought to a successful conclusion within the Octave of the Ascension, May 22 1955, when the Archbishop of Glasgow, the Most Rev Donald A.Campbell, DD, celebrated in it the first Pontifical Mass after a lapse of some four centuries. It is structurally the church which was built in 1467, but a small vestry was added.Apr 12, 2016
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Cardross Old Parish Church21 viewsThe church, the second on the site, was built in 1826 to designs by Greenock architect George Dempster. It was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers over the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower and walls were made safe in 1954 as a memorial, with the interior raised as a lawn, and the tower was restored in 1999. The graveyard contains monuments from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Apr 12, 2016