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World War veterans834 viewsHelensburgh veterans of the First and Second World Wars pictured at a reunion at the burgh home of Colonel McConnell, DSO, TD (front row, centre), circa 1950. Seated in the front row, second from the left, is World War One Battle of the Somme survivor Archibald Robertson, whose granddaughter Joan Spencer supplied this image. Third from the right in the standing front row is James Taylor, who owned the Music Shop in James Street, and second from the right is Walter S.Bryden, son of Provost Sam Bryden and owner of Macneur & Bryden Ltd. and the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times.Dec 08, 2007
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Calling at Luss309 viewsA steamer, possibly the SS Prince George, approaches Luss Pier from the north. Circa 1930.Dec 07, 2007
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Helensburgh from Rosneath668 viewsA view of Helensburgh from Mill Bay, Rosneath. Date unknown.Dec 07, 2007
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Craigendoran Station412 viewsA Tucks oilette postcard of Craigendoran Station with a train coming into the station. The station and steamer terminal opened for business under the North British Railway on May 15 1882, and steamer services were finally withdrawn in 1972. The piers have since become derelict, and on the firth side of the line the station buildings are long gone. Post-dated June 3 1907 to New York, the card has an American one cent stamp on it.Dec 07, 2007
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Morrison Jeweller439 viewsThe 46 West Clyde Street premises of John Morrison, F.S.M.C., Watchmaker and Jeweller, and Practical Sight Testing Optician, established 1846. He announced: “I have an excellent variety of Wedding Presents, Birthday, Congratulatory Gifts, and Mementoes of Scotland. My stock is unique in price and selection. Scotch Pebble Jewellery a Speciality.”Dec 06, 2007
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McCallum Milliners481 viewsThe display in the ladies department at 21 West Clyde Street premises of McCallum & Sons, Milliners, Dressmakers & General Warehousemen, established 1820. They offered costumes, mantles and blouses, and were glovers, hosiers, and outfitters. They also supplied household linen, blankets, flannels and Scotch Wincey. The Gents Department offered hats, caps, shirts, gloves, 'cellular clothing', 'Scotch Underwear", and featherweight tourist waterproof coats. Image circa 1910.Dec 06, 2007
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Prince Albert Terrace638 viewsThe Terrace in Victoria Road was built in the late 1870s by William Tait for the Cramb family, who owned Hermitage Park. It is said to have been built to such a height and facing north on the orders of the owners to obscure the view of the river from Lansdowne House opposite and overlook it, because Susannah Cramb had been jilted by a young man from Landsdowne. Novelist A.J.Cronin (1896-1981) lived in the Terrace, and contemporary portrait painter Stephen Conroy was born at no.3 in 1964.Dec 06, 2007
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Loch Lomond steamer529 viewsA Loch Lomond steamer, possibly the SS Prince George, meets the train at Balloch Pier, circa 1917.Dec 06, 2007
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Battrums Music Shop450 viewsThe Sinclair Street premises of W.Battrum, Pianoforte and Music Warehouse. On offer were pianofortes on hire at moderate rates, pianofortes and organs on the 'Hire Purchase System', and pianoforte tuning. They also carried a large stock of the newest and most popular music, and sold gramophones, phonographs and records. Image circa 1910.Dec 05, 2007
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Brown Photographer331 viewsAn image circa 1910 used by W.D.Brown & Co., Photographers and Miniature Painters, of West Bay Studio, Helensburgh. They specialised in 'Artistic Portraiture at moderate prices', including 'Child Studies'.Dec 05, 2007
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TS Empress926 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She 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. In this picture some can be seen aloft. Image circa 1910.Dec 05, 2007
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Helensburgh Golf Club498 viewsThe golf club was formed in 1893, and this image of the clubhouse is circa 1910. At that time the subscription for ordinary members was £1 11s 6d, and for lady and junior members 16 shillings. The 18-hole course was described as “of singular excellence” and this clubhouse as “one of the best equipped in Scotland. Tom Turnbull was the professional from 1895 for 50 years.Dec 05, 2007
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