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Sketch of St Bride's Church173 viewsA sketch of St Bride's Church, which stood in West King Street at the junction with John Street. It is from the book 'Sketches of Churches and Clergy, published by Macneur and Bryden Ltd. of Helensburgh in 1889. Originally known as the West Parish Church, St Bride's Church was opened on March 10 1878. Its first minister was the Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird. In 1981 it was united with the then Old and St Andrew's Church in Colquhoun Square to become the West Kirk, and a few years later it was demolished and replaced by a new burgh library and flats.Feb 05, 2015
Kilmahew Castle240 viewsKilmahew Castle at Cardross was built on land granted to the Napier family by Malcolm, the Earl of Lennox, around 1290. The castle, originally a four-storey 16th century tower house, was built in the 16th century by the Napiers, who owned it until 1820. The estate had to be sold to pay off the last Laird's gambling debts. The ruins were acquired by the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the surrounding estate, in 1948, and the now derelict St Peter's Priests Training College was built nearby. Image, taken on February 1 2015, supplied by Stewart Noble.Feb 02, 2015
Glen Fruin High Road177 viewsAn 83 x 108 cm oil on canvas view of Glen Fruin by Helensburgh artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton RSA RSW (1860-1932). Image by courtesy of the Paisley Art Institute Collection, held by Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire Council. Jan 26, 2015
Exchange choice215 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
The Rev John Baird159 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
Colquhoun Square west228 viewsA 1959 image of Colquhoun Square, which does not appear to have any lamp posts.Jan 14, 2015
Craigendoran224 viewsCraigendoran Avenue, Helensburgh, with its row of townhouses leading down to the Clyde. Image date unknown.Jan 14, 2015
Craigendoran218 viewsMiddleton Drive, Craigendoran, beside the Clyde and west of Craigendoran Pier. Image date unknown.Jan 14, 2015
Glen Fruin High Road180 viewsA 1906 image of Glen Fruin, looking down the hill at the west end of the glen.Jan 14, 2015
Silver's jetty171 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
Flower Show officials197 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
Bonny Babies192 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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