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Leaving Helensburgh2 viewsLNER C16 4-4-2T No.9439 is seen pulling a passenger train out of Helensburgh Central Station in 1938. Behind is the station goods yard.Feb 17, 2018
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Looking down on Rhu18 viewsRhu village and Rhu Bay are seen from above from the drive of Woodstone Court, circa 1959. A black and white version is also in this album.Jan 28, 2018
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Steamer then minesweeper27 viewsThe Clyde steel paddle steamer Redgauntlet, built in 1895 for the North British Steam Packet Co. at Craigendoran and launched on April 4, is pictured at the Isle of May. She was built by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow, at their Clydeholm Yard, and in May 1909 passed to the Galloway Saloon Steam Packet Co. for its Firth of Forth service. On May 4 1916 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a minesweeper and was based in Grimsby and commissioned as HMS Redgauntlet II. The following year she was bought by the Royal Navy, and two years later sold to French owners and registered in Algeria. It is believed that she was scrapped in 1934.Jan 16, 2018
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Fishing boats33 viewsFishing boats tied up at Helensburgh pier. Image circa 1942.Jan 16, 2018
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PM in Churchill32 viewsThe Queen inspects Royal Navy personnel at the then Clyde Naval Base at Faslane in 1972. Photo by Brian Averell for the Helensburgh Advertiser.Jan 12, 2018
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PM in Churchill36 viewsPrime Minister Margaret Thatcher is seen visiting and meeting children at the naval married quarters estate at Churchill, Helensburgh, in 1976. Photo by Brian Averell for the Helensburgh Advertiser.Jan 12, 2018
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Kinnear House44 viewsThis building at the corner of Charlotte Street and Victoria Road in Helensburgh has had several uses over the years. At the time the picture was taken it was Kinnear Private Hotel, but it was also the first St Bride's School and in World War Two was used to billet officers working at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, RAF Helensburgh. Today it is divided into two private dwellings. Image date unknown.

Jan 01, 2018
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57 viewsLocal councillor Billy Petrie and three ladies enjoy their ice creams as they launch a new tourist leaflet 'In and around Helensburgh and Rosneath District'. Image daye unknown.Jan 01, 2018
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Deborah Kerr at 7057 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is seen at the 1990 European Film Awards at in the entrance to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with Helensburgh man David Bruce, who was Director of the Scottish Film Council and was mainly responsible for bringing the event to Glasgow. It was also attended by a number of international film stars, including Jeanne Moreau, Max von Sydow, Nastassia Kinski, Kenneth Branagh and Richard Attenborough. Film makers present included David Putnam and the great Ingmar Bergman and Andzej Wajda. Image by courtesy of David Bruce.Dec 14, 2017
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Air raid shelter63 viewsAn air raid shelter was created on Helensburgh seafront to the west of the Henry Bell obelisk in World War Two by excavating the seafront grass opposite the James Street/John Street block. But it was never used as it kept being flooded by sea water.Dec 12, 2017
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1885 Seafront90 viewsA view of the town from the pier c.1885, taken by pioneering Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) from Aberdeen. Reprinted as a postcard, it includes the Imperial Hotel, the Granary and the Old Parish Church.Nov 19, 2017
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Queen's Hotel91 viewsThe Queen's Hotel on Helensburgh eastern seafront 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. Image date unknown.
Nov 17, 2017
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