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People


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45 files, last one added on May 03, 2017

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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106 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2018

Education


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130 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2018

John Logie Baird


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63 files, last one added on Oct 03, 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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20 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2018

Military


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91 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018

Organisations


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80 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018

Royal Visits


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28 files, last one added on May 21, 2017

Mansions


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94 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2018

Places — Burgh


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293 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2018

Places — District


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222 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2019

Religion


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82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018

Screen and stage stars


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66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017

Shops


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29 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017

Transport — General


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42 files, last one added on Oct 05, 2017

Transport — Railways


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73 files, last one added on Mar 15, 2018

Transport — Steamers


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77 files, last one added on Jul 26, 2018

Sport


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138 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2018

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.

55 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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Helensburgh Seafront846 viewsTaken from the pier when the tide was in. Note the paddling pool along the beach.
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Colour TV642 viewsColour TV in 1928. Major A.G.Church is on the right of the picture, with John Logie Baird beside the receiver.
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Camp photo690 viewsArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials from Helensburgh pictured at camp in the 1920s. Image supplied by Mrs Betty Stewart, whose father, Lachie McDonald, is in the picture.
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Swimmers Party1431 viewsA Helensburgh Swimming Club Party in the Pillar Hall in the 1950s. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Landing craft700 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.
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1911 Coronation617 viewsCivic dignitaries and representatives of local organisations paraded in Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh, to mark the Coronation of King George V on June 22 1911. This photograph was taken by the well known local photographers, W.D.Brown & Co.
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Tarbet Hotel554 viewsAn unusual view of Tarbet Hotel, taken from what was then Tarbet golf course, with Loch Lomond beyond. Image circa 1920.
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Glenda Mallon651 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.

Last additions - Welcome to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust Gallery
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Waterworks trip34 viewsLocal worthies, including F.C.Buchanan of Rowmore, Rhu (left), celebrate the opening of a new dam and waterworks in the hills above the village, c.1896.Feb 10, 2019
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Passion for chess105 viewsBonar Law was a great chess enthusiast, and was a highly rated player. He is pictured here at the London International Chess Congress in July and August of 1922 with the Mayor of Westminster, a few weeks before he became Prime Minister. The players were José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera, world champion in 1922, (left) and Machgielis Euwe. known to all as Max. Photo by courtesy of the Chess Scotland History Archive at www.chessscotland.com/documents/history/latest_additions.htm.Dec 27, 2018
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Faslane shipbreaking232 viewsThe Shipbreaking Industries yard at Faslane, clearly illustrating that they broke up old railway locomotives as well as ships. After Faslane had been a military port in World War Two, at the end of 1945 the southern section was handed over to the Royal Navy who used it as a base for the Reserve Fleet. In August 1946 the rest was handed over to Metal Industries (later Shipbreaking Industries) for shipbreaking. Many famous vessels ended their days there, including the last four-funnelled liner, the Aquitania, the German battleship Derflinger which had been scuttled at Scapa Flow, and the last battleship built for the Royal Navy, HMS Vanguard. Image, date unknown, by courtesy of Stewart Noble.Nov 25, 2018
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Cairndhu215 viewsThe magnificent William Leiper-designed Helensburgh seafront mansion Cairndhu, which is now boarded up, pictured in its heyday by Gordon Fraser. It was built for Glasgow businessman John Ure, who later became Lord Provost of Glasgow, in the style of a miniature French chateau, with stained glass windows by Daniel Cottier. The mansion remained a private home until the Second World War. In September 1940 it was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and became home to part of HMS Vernon, along with neighbouring Ardencaple Castle. for degaussing operations. In 1947 Cairndhu was returned to private ownership and became a hotel and then a nursing home.Nov 25, 2018
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CHORD project211 viewsARGYLL and Bute Council's Helensburgh's CHORD project, opened in 2015, involved over £7 million of investment in regenerating the town centre, making improvements to the town's public places, including wider pavements, better access to local shops, new parking bays, and new street furniture. This image by Gordon Fraser shows work in progress on laying the new pavement near the junction of West Clyde Street and William Street.Nov 25, 2018
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Burgh prefab322 viewsThe town had a number of prefab homes for several decades, and this one is 2 The Triangle, just behind the Victoria Infirmary and where Johnston Court is now. Image, date unknown, supplied by Helensburgh Memories member Paul Oakes.Aug 31, 2018
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Rhu tennis383 viewsThis group of tennis players at Rhu was photographed by well known Helensburgh photographer Bill Benzie. Image date unknown. Any further information would be most welcome.Jul 29, 2018
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Cumberland burns381 viewsThe Clyde Industrial Training Ship Association vessel Cumberland, moored off Rhu from 1869-89, was destroyed by fire — allegedly arson by five boy pupils — and sold for scrap. The illustrations are from 'The Graphic' newspaper of the time.Jul 29, 2018