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Street flooded378 viewsA car is marooned by flooding in Helensburgh's Glenfinlas Street just above the East Clyde Street junction. 1990s photo kindly supplied by Iain Duncan.Aug 25, 2016
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Pier awash364 viewsHelensburgh pier is underwater during a storm in January 1999. Photo kindly supplied by Iain Duncan.Aug 25, 2016
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East Bay storm352 viewsA 1990s image of a storm lashing Helensburgh's East Bay. Photo kindly supplied by Iain Duncan.Aug 25, 2016
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Provost's chain374 viewsThe Helensburgh Provost's chain of office. Possibly presented in 1812, the chain has a link which marks to the right the first Provost, steamship pioneer Henry Bell, who served from 1802, the year the town became a Burgh of Barony, to 1809, and to the left Norman M.Glen, the last Provost, who served from 1970-75. Below hangs a medallion dated 1812 with the burgh coat of arms. Photo by Stewart Noble.Aug 16, 2016
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Provost's chain364 viewsA large engraved link which hangs at the foot of the Helensburgh Provost's chain of office. Possibly presented in 1812, the chain marks to the right the first Provost, steamship pioneer Henry Bell, who served from 1802, the year the town became a Burgh of Barony, to 1809, and to the left Norman M.Glen, the last Provost, who served from 1970-75. Photo by Stewart Noble.Aug 16, 2016
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Provost's chain351 viewsThe medallion which hangs at the foot of the Helensburgh Provost's chain of office. It states Burgh of Helensburgh 1802, the year the town became a Burgh of Barony. Photo by Stewart Noble.Aug 16, 2016
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View from above373 viewsPhotographer Brian Averell climbed to the top of the Clock Tower on March 26 1985 to take this view looking along the West Esplanade. The tower, originally part of the Old Parish Church, was being repaired by local builders A.Trail & Son who also built the adjacent Tower Place flats on the church site.Aug 03, 2016
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Hydro Demolition456 viewsOriginally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished.Aug 03, 2016
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Seafront346 viewsAn early image of Helensburgh seafront, looking from the pier to the east side of the town. As there is no bandstand, it must have been taken before 1906. Image kindly supplied by Robert Ryan.Jul 25, 2016
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Helensburgh Central426 viewsHelensburgh Central Station, possibly circa 1890.The photo was taken for Macneur & Bryden Ltd., stationers and publishers of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper, whose premises were in East Princes Street opposite the station.Jul 24, 2016
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Seafront before reclamation377 viewsHow Helensburgh seafront and the outdoor swimming pool looked before the major reclamation to form a car park and build the indoor swimming pool. Image, source unknown, supplied by Robert Ryan.Jun 22, 2016
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Hermitage Prefects 1955566 viewsBack row (from left): Gordon Fraser, Tony Wright, Jim Maxwell, George Douglas, Alan Dunwoodie, Esme White, Josephine Park, Alistair McPherson, Margaret Johnstone, Bobby Lindsay, Sandy Peters, Stewart Douglas, Ian Paul; middle: Margaret McCulloch, Dykes Carswell, Margaret Rice, George Turnbull, Kathleen Turnbull, Neil Burgess, Katherine Taylor, Jimmy MacDonald, Isobel Thorburn, Stewart Clark, Florence Hendry, David Gall; front: Helen Orr, Joyce Mitchell, Ann Jardine, Isobel Thornton, Douglas Lamb, Headmaster George Mutch, Gillian Mutch, Megan Boak, Eleanor "Nelly" Kirkpatrick, Judith Peel, Elma Davis. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser.Jun 21, 2016
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