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Arrochar Hotel34 viewsA 1962 image of Arrochar Hotel and pier on Loch Longside, with Ben Lomond in the background. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time.May 18, 2014
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35 viewsThe North British Railway's D50 Class, 4-4-0T No. 496, Helensburgh, pictured in 1910. It was built for passenger services on the Glasgow-Helensburgh line by Neilson & Co in 1879.May 18, 2014
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Knockderry Castle51 viewsA 1902 image of Knockderry Castle, high above the Cove shore. Built on the site of a Danish fort about 1855 to the design of the famous architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, the Castle became the family home of the Templeton carpet manufacturing family. In 1896-7 another famous architect, William Leiper, designed an extension and a lodge for John Templeton, and a famous guest of his at the castle was millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. For some years a hotel, it is now a private residence again.May 18, 2014
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Portincaple shore33 viewsA 1912 image of the shore at the Loch Longside fishing village of Portincaple, with several local people on the rocks.May 18, 2014
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Seafront sunshine41 viewsThis August 1933 photo taken on Helensburgh seafront shows Mary Hickey in black and Margaret Hickey in a frock, with their nephew Bobby Nimlo. All three are now deceased. The identity of the boy in the shade is not known. Image supplied by John Booth, son of Margie Hickey.May 18, 2014
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Early portrait22 viewsTV inventor John Logie Baird, pictured as a young man. Image date not known.May 14, 2014
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Family grave26 viewsThe Baird family grave in Helensburgh Cemetery. Among those buried there are the Rev John Baird, his son TV inventor John Logie Baird, and JLB's wife Margaret. Photo by Stewart Noble.May 14, 2014
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The Bonar Law family grave22 viewsThe Bonar Law family grave in Helensburgh Cemetery. However, as he was a Prime Minister, the ashes of Andrew Bonar Law are buried at Westminster Cathedral. Photo by Stewart Noble.May 14, 2014
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The Clachan37 viewsThe Clachan area of Rosneath, with the school on the right and St Modan's Church on the left. Image date not known.May 14, 2014
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St Helen's Hotel, Kilcreggan29 viewsA late 1940s image of St Helen's Hotel, Kilcreggan, which now trades as the Kilcreggan Hotel. The ornate conservatory to the left has been replaced with an extension.May 14, 2014
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The Great Britain VII28 views'The Great Britain VII' toured around Britain for several days, mainly hauled by steam engines, in 2014. Day 4 of its travels was April 29 when it travelled from Grange-over-Sands to Edinburgh. The following day saw it going from Edinburgh to Stranraer and back. On Day 6 it split in two, and train A travelled from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Inverness. Train B left from Edinburgh for the West Highland Line and Fort William, and the photo was taken by Stewart Noble on Saturday May 3 (Day 8) when train B, returning from Fort William to Edinburgh, approached Helensburgh Upper Station. The next day it went from Edinburgh to York. No.62005 is a K-1 class locomotive built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow in 1949.May 06, 2014
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Gareloch battleships90 viewsTwo battleships are seen laid up in the Gareloch. Three King George battleships were laid up in the loch, and the vessel broadside in the image is one of them and the one bow facing could be another. The three were King George V, Anson and the John Brown's-built Duke of York. Anson was towed to the Gareloch in 1951, purchased by Shipbreaking Industries at Faslane on December 17 1957 and subsequently scrapped. Duke of York was moved to the Gareloch in November 1951 and scrapped at Faslane from May 1957. King George V also came to the Gareloch and in 1958 was moved to the ship breaking firm of Arnott Young and Co. in Dalmuir. These facts date the image, supplied by Brian Cook, to between 1951 and 1957.Apr 22, 2014
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