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Advertiser staff654 viewsThe Rev Murdoch McPherson conducts a radio interview for the BBC in the Helensburgh Advertiser editorial office in East King Street in the late 1960s. From left: Gordon Terris, Bill Heaney, proprietor Craig M.Jeffrey, Mr McPherson, Angela Sandeman, Jimmy Allan.Sep 20, 2008
Kilmahew Castle1647 viewsKilmahew Castle at Cardross was built on land granted to the Napier family by Malcolm, the Earl of Lennox, around 1290. The castle, originally a four-storey 16th century tower house, was built in the 16th century by the Napiers, who owned it until 1820. The estate had to be sold to pay off the last Laird's gambling debts.The ruins were acquired by the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the surrounding estate, in 1948, and the now derelict St Peter's Priests Training College was built nearby. Image date unknown.Sep 19, 2008
Knockderry Castle, Cove1657 viewsBuilt on the site of a Danish fort about 1855 to the design of the famous architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Knockderry Castle at Cove became the family home of the Templeton carpet manufacturing family. In 1896-7 another famous architect, William Leiper, designed an extension and a lodge for John Templeton, and a famous guest of his at the castle was millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. For some years a hotel, it is now a private residence again. Image circa 1970.Sep 19, 2008
Helensburgh Upper Station920 viewsA view of Helensburgh Upper in its heyday, looking east towards the Sinclair Street bridge. Photograph taken in July 1959.Sep 18, 2008
St Helens Hotel719 viewsThe St Helens Hotel at Kilcreggan. Image date unknown.Sep 18, 2008
The Clyde Naval Base801 viewsH.M. Naval Base Clyde, pictured from Garelochhead Army Training Camp in August 2008. Photo by Donald Fullarton.Sep 18, 2008
Hermitage School Pupils 19622607 viewsSenior pupils at Hermitage School in 1962. Image supplied by Gordon Mickel.Sep 18, 2008
Helensburgh Pipe Band 1938747 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Pipe Band at Rossdhu House, Luss, with Sir Ian Colquhoun (left) after receiving new uniforms to play at the Empire Exhibition. Standing: Pipe Major Thomas Neil, J.Strang, Watson, W.Camlin, A.MacKillop, J.Copeland, A.Hamilton, A.MacKean, T.McGregor, Pipe Sergeant T.Campbell, band secretary B.Watson; front: Stewart, Garrity, T.Fagan, Robinson, J.Cameron, J.Martin.Sep 18, 2008
Cardross 'B' Company Volunteer Forces 1901777 viewsBack: W.Smith, J.Adamson, R.Boyd, P.Scott, W.Munro, J.J.McIntyre, G.Boyd, H.Purdie, G.McIntyre, J.Gallacher, unknown. 2nd back: J.Coleman, P.Wilson, W.Irvin, Colour Sgt Penland, Major J.McIntyre, W.Jackson, Captain Roxburgh, W.Purdie, D.Brown, unknown. Seated: W.Logan, J.McFarlane, J.Boyd, J.Davie, J.Brown, E.Hutchison, W.Hutchison, A.Boyd, J.Davie, W.Adamson, A.Campbell, J.Fairley, A.McIntyre, J.Glen, J.Graham, N.Coleman, P.Wilson. Front: W.Bain, H.Coleman, H.Larkin, A.Miller, A.Campbell. At Auchencarroch.Sep 18, 2008
Clynder556 viewsA very old view of Clynder and Barremman from Rosneath.Sep 18, 2008
Cove Burgh Hall516 viewsThen described as Kilcreggan Public Buildings and U.F.Church, this picture was used on a postcard published by Kerr, Post Office, Kilcreggan, circa 1905. It sits on the boundary between Cove and Kilcreggan and has been known for many years as Cove Burgh Hall. In recent years it has been very successfully run by a local committee who acquired it from the local authority for a nominal sum.Sep 18, 2008
Hermitage staff3045 viewsMembers of the staff of Hermitage School in East Argyle Street in the early 1960s. Back: Mr MacPhail, Miss Jamieson, unknown, Mr Patteson, Dr Simpson, Mr Brown, Archie Leitch, Mr Mackinnon, Mrs McLuskey, Miss Knox, Miss Wiltshire, Angus McWilliams; middle: Mrs Younger, Miss Howieson, Mrs Hier, Bill Yule, unknown, Mr Deuchars, Mr Smith, unknown, Mrs Betty Spy, Miss Henderson; front: unknown, Tom Murray, Mrs Purdie, Arthur Brocklebank, Miss Lennie, headmaster George Mutch, Miss Mair, David Malan, Miss Munro, Mr Barr, Miss Livesy.Sep 08, 2008
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