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People


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36 files, last one added on Sep 05, 2014

The Arts


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31 files, last one added on Aug 19, 2014

Works of art


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47 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

Business


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76 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2014

Education


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97 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

John Logie Baird


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51 files, last one added on May 14, 2014

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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17 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

Military


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74 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

Organisations


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64 files, last one added on Sep 08, 2014

Royal Visits


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23 files, last one added on Nov 20, 2011

Mansions


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77 files, last one added on Sep 05, 2014

Places — Burgh


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262 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014

Places — District


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201 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2014

Religion


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50 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2014

Screen and stage stars


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62 files, last one added on Jul 22, 2013

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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66 files, last one added on Oct 06, 2014

Transport — Steamers


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71 files, last one added on Jul 12, 2014

Sport


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120 files, last one added on Sep 05, 2014

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 Sep 05, 2011

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Random files - Welcome to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust Gallery
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Rhu Bay360 viewsA motor yacht moored in Rhu Bay with the village beyond, circa 1909.
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Mardon House Outing533 viewsResidents and staff from Mardon House, Helensburgh, pictured at Garelochhead Army Camp in October 1991, supporting nurses who were taking part in a charity assault course.
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Ardenconnel House1016 viewsA B-listed mansion in Rhu, built by the Buchanan family in the late 18th century. 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. Date unknown.
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Aerial view to west630 viewsA view of the west side of Helensburgh town centre, including the Old Parish Church, the old Granary building at the foot of Sinclair Street, the outdoor swimming pool, and the Tower Cinema and Pender's Garage in Colquhoun Square — all now demolished. Image date unknown.
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Croquet for all241 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. This photo by Helensburgh lamplighter Edward Graham, supplied by his great great grandson Ian MacQuire, shows patients playing croquet.
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Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band525 viewsThe Helensburgh-based Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band outside Clyde Street School in 1952. Back: Jimmy Simpson, Ian Laurie, Dougie Martin, Tommy Williams, Malcolm Gilmour, Mick Thrule, Jimmy Martin; front: Pipe Major Archie McNicol, John Cameron, Robert Toole, Andy Clark, Tom McDougall, Jim Gunn. Two members missing from the picture were A.McLean and John Boyle.
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Engine in Glen Douglas449 viewsWar Department 2-8-0 engine no.7720 pictured in Glen Douglas in 1944.
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Hermitage Park entrance545 viewsThe most recent entrance to Hermitage Park — from Sinclair Street — shortly after it was created. In the distance is Hermitage Primary School. Image by courtesy of Helensburgh Library; date unknown.

Last additions - Welcome to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust Gallery
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East Bay and Queen's Hotel11 viewsA 1903 image of Helensburgh's East Bay, with the Queen's Hotel on the right. It was originally Baths House, built by Henry Bell, who built Europe's first commercial steamship the Comet in 1812. The building has had many alterations but still stands on East Clyde Street, having been converted into flats.Nov 18, 2014
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Comet flywheel10 viewsThe Comet flywheel and Henry Bell's anvil were on display in Hermitage Park for many years, then were moved to the East Bay as part of the 2002 Helensburgh bicentenary celebrations. Image circa 1926.Nov 18, 2014
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Larchfield School Form 4A 195815 viewsBack row (from right): Colin Wearmouth, Graham Carver, John Blackie, Colin Service, John Grieve, Paul Robertson, Timothy Scott; front: John Wright, William Stewart Robertson, Michael Henderson, Mrs Simpson, Geoffrey Bamford, David Young, Kenneth Henderson.Nov 18, 2014
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Larchfield School Forms 4A and B 195811 viewsRear (from right): ? Russell, Richard Marshall, Peter Jack, Charles Nicholson, George Watson, A.Robertson, Jeremy Scales, Andrew Nicholson, Alastair Trail; 2nd back: Timothy Scott, William Burgess, John Glen, Alastair Wingate, Richard North, Ian MacFadyen, Brian Brown, William Young, Dave Robertson; middle: Christopher Grieve, Colin Wearmouth, Colin Service, Graham Carver, John Blackie; front: John Wright, William Stewart Robertson, David Young, Michael Henderson, Kenneth Henderson, Geoffrey Bamford.Nov 18, 2014
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Cardross Roll of Honour12 viewsThis memorial to the village fallen of World War One was unveiled by David Murray of Moorepark and dedicated by the Rev William Maxwell in the old Cardross Parish Church on September 26 1920. Some 200 young men went from the Parish to take part in the military operations, and of these 31 lost their lives.Nov 18, 2014
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Working the crowd5 viewsAndrew Bonar Law makes a speech at an unknown location surrounded by dignitaries, circa 1920.Nov 18, 2014
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Tinker Girl8 viewsEntitled ‘Tinker Girl’, this portrait is signed G.I.Smith and is the work of Gregor Ian Smith, one of the most highly regarded local artists of the 20th century. It was donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust by Eleanor Williamson, who lives in Cove. She said: "Gregor did this as a demonstration at an Art Class that I took for a few years at Kilcreggan School. I was the tutor and asked him to come as a guest artist. I asked him to sign it and he gave it to me. It was painted about 1970."Nov 18, 2014
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Meat delivery56 viewsHelensburgh butcher Peter McKellar, assisted by a young boy, delivers meat to one of the Helensburgh mansions with a rhododendron-ringed drive. Image date unknown.Oct 08, 2014