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People


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44 files, last one added on Sep 06, 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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93 files, last one added on Sep 06, 2016

Education


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116 files, last one added on Sep 07, 2016

John Logie Baird


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58 files, last one added on Nov 07, 2016

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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84 files, last one added on Sep 07, 2016

Organisations


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74 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2016

Royal Visits


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24 files, last one added on Jul 02, 2015

Mansions


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88 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2016

Places — Burgh


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286 files, last one added on Sep 07, 2016

Places — District


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210 files, last one added on Sep 07, 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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28 files, last one added on May 11, 2013

Transport — General


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38 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2016

Transport — Railways


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69 files, last one added on Jul 24, 2016

Transport — Steamers


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74 files, last one added on May 13, 2016

Sport


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133 files, last one added on Oct 16, 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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Bob Hope at Rosneath485 viewsHugely popular American entertainer Bob Hope visited United States Navy Base Two at Rosneath with a concert party in 1945, and is seen arriving with Frances Langford and Jerry Colona. Afterwards there was a post-show party at the Princess Louise Officers Club, the Ferry Inn. Image supplied by Dennis Royal, author of the book 'United States Navy Base Two — Americans at Rosneath 1941-45.
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Sailing ship Helensburgh433 viewsThe three masted iron full-rigged ship named Helensburgh, a fine main skysail yarder, was built by Robert Duncan of Port Glasgow in 1883 for Thom & Cameron of Glasgow, but in 1906 they sold her to a Norwegian, M.H.Bruusgaard of Drammen, who renamed her Marita. During World War One she was stopped and sunk on April 23 1917 by a German submarine, U-82, about 110 miles west of St Kilda while on passage from Buenos Aires to Aarhus with a cargo of grain. Image date unknown.
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HRH The Princess Royal370 viewsPrincess Anne talks to a patient at the Jeanie Deans Unit in the grounds of the Victoria Infirmary in Helensburgh on a visit on August 19 1998. She previously visited the unit, which closed in 2007, on February 5 1990.
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Steamer at Luss495 viewsA Loch Lomond steamer boards passengers at Luss Pier, circa 1938.
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Rob Roy's Cave454 viewsThe entrance to Rob Roy's Cave on Loch Lomond, circa 1915. It is sited on the east bank near Inversnaid and was not so much a cave as a shelter provided by the fallen rocks. It is thought to have provided shelter for both Rob Roy and Robert the Bruce — the latter is said to have been saved from his pursuers when sleeping wild goats in front of the cave misled his enemies into believing it was empty. Rob Roy was for a time Laird of Craigrostan and Inversnaid.
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Glenda Mallon419 viewsGlenda Mallon was born Jessie Ronald and grew up on Loch Longside, attending Glenmallon School then Hermitage School. She trained as an opera singer and chose Glenda Mallon as her stage name. She sang at Glyndebourne and with touring opera companies, and also was a backing singer who worked with stars such at Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas and Tom Jones. Now Mrs Jessie Nickell, she lives with her husband at St Albans.
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Knockderry Castle, Cove1558 viewsBuilt on the site of a Danish fort about 1855 to the design of the famous architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Knockderry Castle at Cove became the family home of the Templeton carpet manufacturing family. In 1896-7 another famous architect, William Leiper, designed an extension and a lodge for John Templeton, and a famous guest of his at the castle was millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. For some years a hotel, it is now a private residence again. Image circa 1912.
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Longcroft246 viewsThe traditional view from the west of Longcroft, West Rossdhu Drive, Helensburgh, which was designed and built by noted burgh architect and artist Alexander Nisbet Paterson in 1902. He lived there with his artist wife Maggie, nee Whitelaw Hamilton, and family for many years. 2015 photo by Donald Fullarton.

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Portrait47 viewsAn August 23 1930 photo of John Logie Baird.Nov 07, 2016
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World record62 viewsA multi-view postcard issued to mark Kaye Don setting a world water speed record on Loch Lomond on July 18 1932 in Miss England 111, when he was timed at 119.81 mph. On the back of the card it states: "Miss England 111 owned by Lord Wakefield, and driven by Kaye Don, cost £40,000 to build. Her engines developed 5,000 Horse Power, designed to give her a speed of 200mph." Image supplied by Alistair McIntyre.Oct 16, 2016
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Hovercraft at speed72 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured. Powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Marine Gnome engine, it was 48 foot long, could carry 48 passengers, and had a maximum speed over calm water of 64 knots. However the service attracted fewer passengers than hoped for, and did not prove viable. Oct 03, 2016
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Hover travel83 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured arriving at Craigendoran pier. Powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Marine Gnome engine, it was 48 foot long, could carry 48 passengers, and had a maximum speed over calm water of 64 knots. However the service attracted fewer passengers than hoped for, and did not prove viable. Image supplied by Robert Whitton.Sep 28, 2016
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On parade96 viewsThe 1st Helensburgh Company of the Boys Brigade pictured after a Founder's Day Church Parade, circa 1959. Photo supplied by Iain McAllister.Sep 26, 2016
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Laid up shipping89 viewsMerchant shipping laid up in the Gareloch off Clynder during the 1930s.Sep 07, 2016
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Burgh from pier100 viewsA 1959 image looking down the pier towards the town centre.Sep 07, 2016
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HMS Traveller90 viewsThe Royal Navy T class submarine Traveller in the Gareloch in April 1942. Built by Scotts of Greenock and launched in August 1941, Traveller spent most of her career in the Mediterranean. She was unsuccessful in most of her attacks, sinking the Italian merchantman Albachiara, but launching failed attacks against the Italian merchant ship Ezilda Croce, the Italian 'small light cruiser', the Italian tanker Proserpina and the Italian torpedo boats Castore and Ciclone. Traveller left Malta on November 28 1942 for a patrol in the Gulf of Taranto. She carried out a reconnaissance of Taranto harbour for a Chariot human torpedo attack, but never returned and is presumed to have hit a mine.Sep 07, 2016