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Thos. Rowatt526 viewsThe 16 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, premises of Thomas Rowatt, cabinetmaker and upholsterer. Later the firm moved to West Princes Street, where it is still in business today. Image circa 1910.Dec 24, 2007
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TS Duchess of Argyll550 viewsThe 593-ton turbine steamer Duchess of Argyll was built by William Denny & Brothers at Dumbarton in 1906 for the Ardrossan to Arran run. Requisitioned as a transport ship in World War One, she returned to service in the 1919 season, making the Kyles of Bute and Arran run her own. She moved to the long cruises to Inveraray and Campbeltown in 1936, returned to the Kyles of Bute run after the war, and was sold in 1952 to the Admiralty for experimental work at Portland. She was scrapped at Newhaven in 1970. Dec 24, 2007
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HRH The Princess Royal267 viewsPrincess Anne talks to staff at the Jeanie Deans Unit in the grounds of the Victoria Infirmary in Helensburgh on a visit on August 19 1998. She previously visited the unit, which closed in 2007, on February 5 1990.Dec 24, 2007
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HRH The Princess Royal258 viewsPrincess Anne talks to a patient at the Jeanie Deans Unit in the grounds of the Victoria Infirmary in Helensburgh on a visit on August 19 1998. She previously visited the unit, which closed in 2007, on February 5 1990.Dec 24, 2007
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Rosneath School1104 viewsRosneath School at the Clachan, when the uniform was rather different from today. Image date unknown.Dec 24, 2007
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Yachts on the Clyde590 viewsYachts sailing at Hunters Quay, Dunoon, sometime in the early 1900s. They are representative of the type of sailing yachts which would be seen in the Gareloch and the Clyde off Helensburgh.Dec 24, 2007
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Ferry House368 viewsAn aerial view of Ferry House, Rosneath, formerly Ferry Inn, taken in 1965. The Edwin Lutyens-designed building was commissioned by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, in the 1890s and rebuilt from an old pub. Bob Hope stayed there while entertaining troops at the nearby World War Two naval base. It fell into disuse, but was rebuilt again in the late 1950s by boatbuilder Peter Boyle.Dec 24, 2007
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PS Lucy Ashton500 viewsThe Lucy Ashton approaches Barremman Pier at Clynder. She operated the Craigendoran - Gareloch - Greenock service from the early 1900s until she was withdrawn during the Second World War. The pier was built about 1887 on the instructions of Robert Thom, owner of Barremman Estate, and demolished in 1967.Dec 23, 2007
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The Duke of Edinburgh250 viewsHRH Prince Philip on a visit to the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in October 1994.Dec 23, 2007
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The Duke of Kent at Rhu257 viewsHRH The Duke of Kent on board the RNLI inshore rescue boat at Rhu on July 21 1994.Dec 23, 2007
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The Duke of Kent at Rhu274 viewsHRH The Duke of Kent visits the Rhu RNLI Station on July 27 1994. He is talking to Ferdie Thurgood (back to camera) and Dr Peter Campbell.Dec 23, 2007
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Prince Andrew303 viewsHRH Prince Andrew, at the time a serving naval officer, on a visit to the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on October 22 1994 to mark the decommissioning of the Polaris submarine HMS Resolution which had been in service for 27 years.Dec 23, 2007
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