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TS Empress348 viewsOne of the bands which were a feature of life on the Training Ship Empress, moored in the Gareloch. They frequently played at the Kidston Park bandstand, and were in demand to play at other events. Empress was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time. Image date unknown.Feb 06, 2013
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Popular paddlers267 viewsA 1948 view of two of the most popular steamers at their base at Craigendoran Pier, the Lucy Ashton and the Jeanie Deans.Feb 06, 2013
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West Esplanade266 viewsA pre-World War Two view of Helensburgh's West Esplanade looking towards the east from near the foot of James Street.Feb 06, 2013
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Provost's chain193 viewsComet pioneer Henry Bell was the first Provost of Helensburgh, and the chain of office of Helensburgh's Provost — a post no longer in existence because of local government reform — contains an illustration of the Comet. Feb 06, 2013
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View over loch257 viewsA 1918 image of an evening view from above Helensburgh across the Gareloch to the tip of the Rosneath Peninsula. On the left is Kidston Park, with the area below Ardencaple Castle still undeveloped, and to the right is the Training Ship Empress.Jan 22, 2013
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Skating and sailing pond300 viewsA well known old image of model yacht enthusiasts sailing their yachts on Helensburgh skating and sailing pond at the top of Sinclair Street. Image date unknown.Jan 22, 2013
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Bloomhill339 viewsBloomhill at Cardross, circa 1910, with Whitton the coachman and the coach. The grade B listed mansion, built about 1838 for Alexander Ferrier, became a childrens home after the Second World War, and is now a care home. Image supplied by Colin Donald.Jan 21, 2013
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Two Provosts meet227 viewsHelensburgh Provost J.McLeod Williamson (right) greets his opposite number from Port Glasgow — both in costume — after the Comet replica steamed across the Clyde to the burgh as part of the 1962 Comet 150th anniversary celebrations. They then adjourned for lunch at the Queen's Hotel, formerly Henry Bell's Baths Hotel.Jan 16, 2013
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West Esplanade286 viewsHelensburgh's west esplanade and putting green packed with people on what looks like not too warm a day. Image date unknown.Jan 10, 2013
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St Bride's Church Kirk Session269 viewsThis image, supplied by Mary Greenwell, is thought to be of the Kirk Session of St Bride's Church at a Session Dinner in the Queen's Hotel, set up by J.Arnold Fleming as a social evening for Session members, circa 1962. Back row: Peter Slater, Jackie McKenzie, Tom Aitken, Charles Swain, David Watson, William Williamson; middle: Walter Johnson, John Allan, Malcolm Osborne, Ian Maclachlan, George Gardiner, George Christie, Hugh Hogarth, Douglas Robertson, Stanley Mill, Alasdair MacDougall; front: Jimmy White, Max Wilkinson, Norman Watt, George Speirs, the Rev Robert S.Cairns, George Primrose, Mr McColl, Ian Balfour, W.B.Gardner Henderson.Jan 08, 2013
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PS Talisman268 viewsThe North British steamer Talisman, built in 1896 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow, for the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. Undertook World War One service as HMS Talla sweeping mines at Troon and Portsmouth. On refit after the war, the deck saloon was extended the full width of the hull and the bridge was moved forward of the funnel. She was on the Rothesay and Kyles of Bute service until the end of the 1934 season, and then was scrapped at Barrow. Image circa 1920.Dec 31, 2012
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Gareloch from Ardencaple233 viewsA view of the Gareloch from Ardencaple, showing the Training Ship Empress and the steamer Lucy Ashton. Image date unknown.Dec 31, 2012
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