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Helensburgh Central254 viewsA view of Helensburgh Central Station taken from the Grant Street footbridge on May 28 1971, showing the two sidings to the right.Oct 17, 2013
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Manse Brae, Rhu215 viewsAn old image of what was then known as Post Office Road, Rhu — now Manse Brae. Image by courtesy of Jim Shields.Aug 28, 2013
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Pier Road, Rhu227 viewsAn old image of the junction of the seafront road and Pier Road, Rhu, with the pier house opposite. The mansion was Dunmore House, which was eventually demolished and replaced by two matching modern houses. Image by courtesy of Jim Shields.Aug 28, 2013
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Dunmore House, Rhu257 viewsAn old image of Dunmore House which stood beside Pier Road, Rhu, and opposite Rhu Pier. The last owner of the house was a recluse who allowed the building to deteriorate to such an extent that latterly he was living in a tent inside one room because the roof was leaking so badly. It was demolished in the 1970s and replaced by two matching modern houses, Dunmore East and Dunmore West. Image by courtesy of Jim Shields.Aug 28, 2013
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Bandstand view277 viewsA 1913 image of the bandstand on Helensburgh's West Esplanade, with a steamer berthed at the pier beyond.Jul 23, 2013
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Lower Sinclair Street322 viewsLooking north up Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, from Clyde Street. The shop on the right is John Mitchell, wine merchant and grocer. Image by D.R.McCulloch, 62 West Clyde Street, date unknown.Jul 23, 2013
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Last convoy352 viewsThe last convoy of World War Two gathers in the Clyde off Gourock. This famous image was taken by outstanding Greenock photographer James Hall. Image date unknown.Jul 23, 2013
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Seafront carriages333 viewsChildren play around the William Street shelter on West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, as two horse-drawn carriages approach. Image circa 1909.Jul 23, 2013
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Ferry House265 viewsChildren play on the shore at Ferry House, Rosneath, formerly Ferry Inn. The Edwin Lutyens-designed building was commissioned by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, in the 1890s and rebuilt from an old pub, and for a time it was a home for injured soldiers. Bob Hope stayed there while entertaining troops at the nearby World War Two naval base. It fell into disuse, but was rebuilt again in the late 1950s by boatbuilder Peter Boyle. Image circa 1904.Jul 23, 2013
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Gareloch ship245 viewsA merchant ship is laid up in the Gareloch. Image circa 1938.Jul 23, 2013
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Rhu Narrows251 viewsAn old image of the Gareloch from above Clynder showing Rhu Narrows as it used to be, before the passage between the Spit and Rosneath was widened for use by naval vessels and submarines. Image date unknown.Jul 23, 2013
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Loch Lomond frozen259 viewsIn the extreme winter of 1895 Loch Lomond froze over, and thousands of people came to skate or walk over the loch. This image from C.R.Gilchrist, Photo Publishers, Alexandria, dates from that time.Jul 22, 2013
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