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Exchange choice70 viewsAnne McBrierty is seen receiving flowers from Helensburgh Advertiser columnist Betty Wood (left) after she was chosen to represent Helensburgh Telephone Exchange in the Miss Interflora competition in April 1968. Also in the picture are Grace Robertson and Morag MacPherson.Jan 26, 2015
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The Rev John Baird49 viewsAn image of the Rev John Baird (1842-1932), father of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He was the first minister of what was originally known as the West Parish Church at the corner of William Street and West King Street. It was opened on March 10 1878 and later became St Bride's Church, which was closed as a place of worship in 1981 and demolished in 1990. This image is a retouched version of a badly stained charcoal etching which is in the Argyll and Bute Council Libraries collection. His grandson, Heritage Trust president Professor Malcolm Baird, dates it at c.1880, and would like to find out who was the artist.Jan 14, 2015
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Colquhoun Square west91 viewsA 1959 image of Colquhoun Square, which does not appear to have any lamp posts.Jan 14, 2015
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Craigendoran81 viewsCraigendoran Avenue, Helensburgh, with its row of townhouses leading down to the Clyde. Image date unknown.Jan 14, 2015
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Craigendoran77 viewsMiddleton Drive, Craigendoran, beside the Clyde and west of Craigendoran Pier. Image date unknown.Jan 14, 2015
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Glen Fruin High Road68 viewsA 1906 image of Glen Fruin, looking down the hill at the west end of the glen.Jan 14, 2015
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Silver's jetty60 viewsAn atmospheric photo by Kirsten Easdale of the jetty at Silver's, from the boatyard in Rosneath. Image, taken in midsummer 2013, supplied by Kirsten.Jan 11, 2015
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Flower Show officials82 viewsOfficials and judges on the steps of the Victoria Hall before the August 1933 Helensburgh and Gareloch Horticultural Society Show. Back row from left: William Gow, J.Wilson, hon secretary A.L.Chapman, J.Davidson, J.Johnston, J.Christie; front: S.McLean, J.Struthers, F.Burns, J.Hill, parks superintendent Alex Campbell, J.Smellie. Image from Helensburgh and Gareloch Times.Jan 07, 2015
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Bonny Babies65 viewsA Helensburgh and Gareloch Times image of the organisers and winners — with nannies — at the Baby Show held in the Old Parish Church Hall in June 1933.Jan 07, 2015
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Relaxing78 viewsThe sun is shining on Helensburgh's west esplanade in this picture from the past. A now demolished shelter is on the left, and on the other side of West Clyde Street is John Street. Eman's Shop, the home of Helensburgh toffee, can be seen. Image date unknown.Jan 01, 2015
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Laid up ships59 viewsMerchant shipping laid up in the Gareloch close to Garelochhead. Image supplied by Jim Chestnut; date unknown.Jan 01, 2015
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Babes guddle65 viewsA cartoon by well known Helensburgh artist Gregor Ian Smith showing his eldest son Graham (right) and his friend Sandy Thorburn catching a fish. Image circa 1942 supplied by Sandy Thorburn.Jan 01, 2015
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