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Ploughing15 viewsCharles McInnes, ploughman at Torr Farm, Rhu, is seen ploughing in front of Aros, Rhu. Image supplied by Marlyn Ritchie, his great grand-daughter.
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Painters lorry11 viewsDavid Wilson is pictured with the McCulloch painters and decorators lorry at 29 Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh, circa 1930. Mr Wilson died about 1945, and this image was supplied by his grand-daughter, Marlyn Ritchie.
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Inspection12 viewsA party of local dignitaries on a water reservoirs inspection, arrive at Inverbeg Hotel on Loch Lomondside in 1923. Image supplied by Marlyn Ritchie, whose grandfather David Wilson was the owner and driver of the Packard 15 horse power vehicle.
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Painters president682 viewsThe top table at the 1952 annual dinner at the conference of the Federation of Master Painters and Decorators in Scotland, held at Shandon Hydro Hotel, the former home of Robert Napier. On the right is the new president, Helensburgh man Gregory Alexander Burgess, and in the centre is Mrs McKay of Rhu. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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First Edition533 viewsThe front page of the first edition of the Helensburgh Advertiser, published on Friday August 30 1957.
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Advertiser promotion587 viewsThree members of the Helensburgh Advertiser staff sit on proprietor Craig M.Jeffrey's decorated Triumph 2000 car outside the then 17-19 East King Street office and printing plant before promoting the Advertiser and its sister weekly, the Dunbarton County Reporter, at the annual traders Christmas parade in Alexandria in the early 1970s. Centre is Carol Campbell, and on the right Alison Fraser.
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Advertiser staff532 viewsThe Rev Murdoch McPherson conducts a radio interview for the BBC in the Helensburgh Advertiser editorial office in East King Street in the late 1960s. From left: Gordon Terris, Bill Heaney, proprietor Craig M.Jeffrey, Mr McPherson, Angela Sandeman, Jimmy Allan.
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Craig M.Jeffrey Ltd. staff648 viewsStaff of Craig M.Jeffrey Ltd., publishers of the Helensburgh Advertiser and the County Reporter and commercial printers, pictured outside the 7-9 East King Street printworks on a sunny day. Standing (from left) are Donald Fullarton, W.T.Slater, Jimmy Allan, Tom McLennan, Norma Jarman, Willie McGillivary, Billy Gilmour, Jim Cavana and proprietor Craig Jeffrey. In front are Stewart Stenhouse, unknown, George Gill and Tony McGinley. Image circa 1970.
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Appleyards Garage85 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.
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Ardencaple Hotel562 viewsThe Ardencaple Hotel beside the main road between Helensburgh and Rhu when W.Thomson was the manager. A former coaching inn named the Ardencaple Inn, it was built in the early 1800s by the Duke of Argyll and had its own stables to cater for travellers between Glasgow and Argyll. It replaced the Cairndhu Inn which once stood in Cairndhu Park, which is now Kidston Park, and used much of its stonework. About 1860 it became a private mansion owned by Mrs Rosina Drew and her husband Peter, and about 1912 it reverted to being a hotel. Image date unknown.
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Ardencaple Mill515 viewsArdencaple Mill, on the left beside Rhu Road Higher. Image published by Macneur & Bryden Ltd., Helensburgh, circa 1917.
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The Arrochar Hotel483 viewsAn old view of the Arrochar Hotel. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time. Image date unknown.
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