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Shandon Hydro1033 viewsShandon Hydro and the extensive gardens. Originally 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.Dec 04, 2007
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Inversnaid Falls327 viewsAn albumen photograph of the spectacular Falls of Inversnaid on the east side of Loch Lomond.Dec 03, 2007
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Kilcreggan335 viewsA 1927 view from the water of Kilcreggan.Dec 03, 2007
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Ardencaple602 viewsAn old picture of Ardencaple. Date unknown.Dec 03, 2007
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Helensburgh Esplanade634 viewsA family group on the west esplanade. Date unknown.Dec 03, 2007
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The Queen's Hotel512 viewsA 1907 photo of the Queen's Hotel, former home of Helensburgh's first Provost, steamship pioneer Henry Bell. The sign states: Breakfasts Lunches Dinners, Wines Spirits Ales Cigars, Stabling and Storage for Motors and Cycles.Dec 03, 2007
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Vice-Admiral Sir Ian and Lady McGeoch458 viewsHELENSBURGH man Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, who died on August 12 2007 at the age of 93, is reputed to have played a major part in the choice of Faslane as the home of Britain’s Polaris submarine fleet. But the World War Two hero was best known as a submarine ace and a serial escaper after being captured by the Germans in the Mediterranean in 1943.Dec 03, 2007
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Adam and Eve258 viewsRosneath was renowned in the 19th century for its trees including two very large silver firs at Campsail, known as 'Adam and Eve', which were reputed to be the largest in Britain at 130 feet (40 metres) with a girth of 30 feet immediately above the ground, and over 200 years old in 1891. Eventually they died and were cut down. Image date unknown.Dec 03, 2007
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Ben Lomond286 viewsAn 1880s photograph of the Ben taken from the grounds of Tarbet Hotel.Dec 03, 2007
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Kilcreggan Church263 viewsThis small corrugated iron church at Kilcreggan was opened for public worship on May 30 1869, and later became a garage. It stood at the junction of the old Fort Road and the main road called the Ferry Brae, with the Ferry Cottage shown on the left part way up the hill. It was Free Church of Scotland and had no organ to sing to. Instead the Precentor struck a tuning fork to give the congregration the right key to start the hymn singing. Before the Reformation another church existed almost on the same site.Dec 03, 2007
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Helensburgh Esplanade705 viewsAll ages enjoy the seafront. Date unknown.Dec 03, 2007
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Garelochhead350 viewsA view of Garelochhead from the station. Date unknown.Dec 03, 2007
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