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View from above64 viewsPhotographer Brian Averell climbed to the top of the Clock Tower on March 26 1985 to take this view looking along the West Esplanade. The tower, originally part of the Old Parish Church, was being repaired by local builders A.Trail & Son who also built the adjacent Tower Place flats on the church site.Aug 03, 2016
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Hydro Demolition83 viewsOriginally 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.Aug 03, 2016
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Seafront65 viewsAn early image of Helensburgh seafront, looking from the pier to the east side of the town. As there is no bandstand, it must have been taken before 1906. Image kindly supplied by Robert Ryan.Jul 25, 2016
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Helensburgh Central89 viewsHelensburgh Central Station, possibly circa 1890.The photo was taken for Macneur & Bryden Ltd., stationers and publishers of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper, whose premises were in East Princes Street opposite the station.Jul 24, 2016
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Seafront before reclamation101 viewsHow Helensburgh seafront and the outdoor swimming pool looked before the major reclamation to form a car park and build the indoor swimming pool. Image, source unknown, supplied by Robert Ryan.Jun 22, 2016
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Hermitage Prefects 1955171 viewsBack row (from left): Gordon Fraser, Tony Wright, Jim Maxwell, George Douglas, Alan Dunwoodie, Esme White, Josephine Park, Alistair McPherson, Margaret Johnstone, Bobby Lindsay, Sandy Peters, Stewart Douglas, Ian Paul; middle: Margaret McCulloch, Dykes Carswell, Margaret Rice, George Turnbull, Kathleen Turnbull, Neil Burgess, Katherine Taylor, Jimmy MacDonald, Isobel Thorburn, Stewart Clark, Florence Hendry, David Gall; front: Helen Orr, Joyce Mitchell, Ann Jardine, Isobel Thornton, Douglas Lamb, Headmaster George Mutch, Gillian Mutch, Megan Boak, Eleanor "Nelly" Kirkpatrick, Judith Peel, Elma Davis. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser.Jun 21, 2016
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Hermitage cricket XI c.1953147 viewsTop row (from left): Willie Thornton, Gordon Fraser, John Trail, David Gall, Alistair Johnstone, Douglas McSkimming, Ian Paul; front: Jim Williamson (scorer), Jimmy MacDonald, Alan Dinwoodie, Bobby Lindsay, Neil Burgess, Dykes Carswell, coach John Blain. Image from Gordon Fraser and David Gall.Jun 20, 2016
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Hermitage 4th year c.1954156 viewsTop (from left): Eric Beauman, Kenneth Murray, Willie MacSporran, Gordon Fraser, Arthur Payne, Tony Wright, William Gilchrist, Bobby Lindsay, Eddie Montgomery, Donald ?, Victor Petrie, Jim Williamson, Alan Wyllie, Jim MacPherson; second row: Jeanette Munro, Ina MacDougall, Josephine Park, ?, Heather MacDonald, Neil Burgess, Sheena MacGregor, Jimmy MacDonald, Jean Hamilton, Ian Still, Pat Paterson, Ann Blackadder; third row: May Howieson, Elsa Logan, Elinor Strang, Doris Griegson, Doreen Matherson, Eliane Dodd, Joan Stewart, Jean Jaimason, Margaret MacFarlane, Sally Osborne, Mr William MacWatt; front row: Kate MacDermid, Eva MacKenzie, Betty Calder, Heather Gillespie, Marcia Anderson, Barbara Ward, Joyce Henderson, Betty Fagan. Image: Gordon Fraser.Jun 20, 2016
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1953 Gymnasts153 viewsThe Hermitage Gym Team c.1953. Back row from left: Alastair Johnstone, David Gall, Bruce Blackadder, Robbie Dewar, Dykes Carswell, Neil Burgess, Jimmy Crooks, Fraser McGruer, Gordon Fraser, Ian McLeod, Gym teacher John Blain; middle: Glen Marsland, Donald Lawrie, Brian Gibson(?), Alastair Gow, Bing Muir, Evan McGregor, Victor Petrie, Tommy McRae, Frank Cowe, Angus Trail; front: Richard West, ?, Ian Martin, Graham Smith, Willie MacPherson, Tommy Watt, Willie Thornton, Jim Caldwell, ?. Image from Gordon Fraser and David Gall.Jun 20, 2016
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3rd year Hermitage 1954160 viewsTop: Ian McLeod, Sandy Peters, David Gall, Neil Burgess, Robin Burnet, Jimmy MacDonald, Drew Buchanan, Fraser McGruer. Second: Ian Paul, Ian Still, Gordon Fraser, George Douglas, Charlie Burnet, Tony Wright, Bobby Lindsay, Ned Montgomerie, Stewart Douglas, Campbell MacCulloch. Third: Marcia Anderson, Maureen Thomson, Megan Boak, Anne Jardine, Kathleen Dunnett, Eleanor Kilpatrick, Janet Munro, Joan Muir, Mary Johnstone. Fourth: Janet Henderson, Florence Hendry, Aileen Wallace, Irene Armstrong, Kathleen Taylor, Margaret Graham, Margaret Rice, Margaret McCulloch, Helen Freeland, Esma White, Judith Peel. Fifth: Margaret MacFarlane, Elma Davis, Betty Caldwell, Ernie Kipling, Joyce Mitchell, Heather Gillespie, Helen Orr. Image from Gordon Fraser.Jun 18, 2016
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Telephone Exchange staff86 viewsStaff at the Helensburgh telephone exchange pictured on the last day the exchange operated, October 3 1978. Among those pictured are Peggy McKenzie, Celia Friel, Brenda Copeland, Trixie Dodds and Lexie Caldwell. This image is copyright Helensburgh photographer Brian Averell, who kindly gave permission for it to be published on this website.Jun 12, 2016
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Telephone exchange staff93 viewsStaff at the Helensburgh telephone exchange pictured on the last day the exchange operated, October 3 1978. Among those pictured are Peggy McKenzie, Celia Friel, Brenda Copeland, Trixie Dodds and Lexie Caldwell. This image is copyright Helensburgh photographer Brian Averell, who kindly gave permission for it to be published on this website.
Jun 12, 2016
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