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Hermitage collection246 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street.Jan 26, 2014
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Hermitage patients248 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street.Jan 26, 2014
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Hermitage nurses245 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street.Jan 26, 2014
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Hermitage patients233 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street.Jan 26, 2014
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Laid-up ships207 viewsMerchant shipping laid-up in the Gareloch, seen from Rosneath. Image circa 1950.Jan 25, 2014
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Queen's Hotel215 viewsThe Queen's Hotel 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.
Jan 25, 2014
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Rhu from Rowmore203 viewsA 1957 image of the Rhu seafront homes and shops, taken from the grounds of Rowmore.Jan 25, 2014
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Sinclair Street230 viewsA 1908 image of Sinclair Street looking south from Princes Street towards Clyde Street. Jan 25, 2014
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Row Bay215 viewsAn old picture of Row (now Rhu) Bay. Image date unknown.Jan 02, 2014
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Harvest time222 viewsFarmer John McAdam, of Callendoune Farm, Helensburgh, is seen harvesting a field at Cross Key Brae. Image, circa 1950, supplied by his daughter, Cathy Shearer.Jan 02, 2014
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Kilcreggan from the air228 viewsA 1962 image of Kilcreggan from the air.Dec 16, 2013
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Queen's Hotel Ballroom270 viewsA 1934 image of the Ballroom at the Queen's Hotel, where countless local dances, wedding celebrations and other events were held. The hotel 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.Dec 10, 2013
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