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First church374 viewsHelensburgh's first Presbyterian Church, built in Colquhoun Square in 1825 three years after worshippers started holding services in a tent beside King Street. The first minister, the Rev John Anderson, was called in 1827, and in 1839 he and most of the congregation were received into the Church of Scotland.
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Baird with tricar373 viewsA young John Logie Baird with a passenger in a Humber tricar, image circa 1906.
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David Clyde and wife373 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, is pictured with his wife, Birmingham-born Dorothy Fay Hammerton, and their dog at their ranch in San Fernando Valley, California. As Gaby Fay and later Fay Holden, she too was a well known stage and film actress.
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Gareloch evening373 viewsA view south looking across Rhu Pier to the Training Ship Empress moored in the Gareloch. Image date unknown.
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Beavers on Beaver372 viewsMembers of Helensburgh's 3rd Beavers are pictured on a visit to HMS Beaver in 1985. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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Baird's electric light plant372 viewsAs a schoolboy John Logie Baird installed an electric light plant in the family home, the Manse, in West Argyle Street, Helensburgh. He is seen here with part of the plant. A home-made dynamo was driven by a water-wheel connected to the water main, and with a collection of jam jars and sheet lead successfully generated current.
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Cardross class?372 viewsA FORMER Helensburgh woman who now lives in Shetland is trying to find out more about her family history through this photograph. Cathy Shearer thinks that her mother told her that the photo was taken at Cardross School in the late 1890s. She believes that her grandfather, Robert Colquhoun, who was born at Auchensail Farm in 1884, is standing in the back row, second from the left. The photograph was taken and mounted by M.Pearlman & Co., of Glasgow, Paisley and Rothesay. If you have any more details please email the editor of this website.
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Comet replica 1962372 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen steaming down river past a cruise liner. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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Pine Wood372 viewsA 1908 image of the entrance to Pine Wood and the Highlandman's Road, Helensburgh.
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Rhu Village372 viewsRhu Church and the village shops are pictured, circa 1905. The picture was published by Winton, Stationer, Post Office, Rhu.
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Ring Round The Moon372 viewsThe cast of the Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club production of "Ring Round The Moon", by Jean Anouilh, translated by Christoper Fry, in the Victoria Hall in December 1967. The production by Vera McIntyre was considered outstanding. Sitting (from left) are Marjorie Jennings, Joanne Pfeiffer, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Joanna Muir; standing are Jill Grattidge, Philip Clarke, Bernard Jennings, Chris Young, Michael Crossley, Ronnie Kinloch and Jean Pender.
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The Band Stand371 viewsThe Breingan Band Stand which stood on Helensburgh seafront opposite the Imperial Hotel features on this old postcard. Image date unknown.
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