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Colquhoun Square south329 viewsThe southern quadrants of Helensburgh's Colquhoun Square on a sunny day prior to the start of work to redesign the Square in Argyll and Bute Council's controversial CHORD (Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay, Dunoon) project. Image circa 2013 supplied by Alison Rutherford.Jan 01, 2015
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Roseneath Castle423 viewsAn 1832 engraved print of Roseneath (as it was spelt in those days) Castle. Drawn by John Preston Neale and engraved by W.Wallis, it was published by Jones and Co. of Finsbury Square, London. Completed in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and finally demolished in 1961.Dec 25, 2014
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Ardencaple House422 viewsArdencaple House when it was a private dwelling. Originally a coaching 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 the Ardencaple Hotel. Image circa 1900.Dec 25, 2014
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Cobbler281 viewsThe Cobbler and the fast flowing Sour Milk Burn at Arrochar. Image circa 1936.Dec 25, 2014
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River Fruin272 viewsThe River Fruin running through the glen near the Black Bridge. Image date unknown.Dec 25, 2014
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Rosneath Pier283 viewsA group of people waiting for the steamer to arrive at Rosneath Pier. Image circa 1902.Dec 25, 2014
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Portrait241 viewsA younger Andrew Bonar Law at his desk. Date and image source unknown.Dec 09, 2014
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View of Loch Lomond from Glen Douglas354 viewsThis watercolour by Helensburgh artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton RSA RSW (1860-1932) was acquired by the Anderson Trust Local Collection late in 2014. It records a less familiar view of the loch and was a welcome addition to the two other paintings by this artist held in the Trust Collection, 'Evening on the Gareloch' and 'Ebb Tide', an idyllic view of Helensburgh’s West Clyde Street. Image by courtesy of the Anderson Trust.Dec 09, 2014
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439 viewsThe Christmas card of the Training Ship Empress which was moored in the Gareloch off Kidston Point from 1889 to 1923. Image supplied by Robert Pool, whose great grandfather James McDonald was a boy on the Training Ship Cumberland and a teacher on the Empress.Nov 30, 2014
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Robert Thorburn and family330 viewsAlexander Graham Thorburn, drawn by well known local artist Gregor Ian Smith, who was a pal of his. Image supplied by his son, Sandy Thorburn.Nov 29, 2014
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353 viewsThe family of keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn in 1932. Standing from left: John McKenzie, Robert Douglas, Jessie (nee Troupe), James, Alexander Graham; front: Christina (nee Graham), Robert and Mabel. John emigrated to South Africa and his family are still there; Robert Douglas was in the oil industry, died in Burma, his only daughter Fiona is in Kirriemuir; James also a keen photographer was a bank manager in Fort William for many years; my father Alexander was an engineer, spent the war in the torpedo factory on Loch Long then worked for Rolls Royce before going to Workington as a machine shop manager; Mabel, the sister, died shortly after her parents in 1946. Image supplied by Sandy Thorburn.Nov 29, 2014
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The Rev John Lindsay267 viewsThe Rev John Lindsay was the first minister of Helensburgh Parish Church on the seafront — later the Old Parish Church which was demolished and only the church tower remains — for many years in the 19th century, having been ordained to the charge in 1847. He died in 1895 and is buried in Helensburgh Cemetery.Nov 29, 2014
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