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A Bridge in Soochow353 viewsThis painting is by 'Glasgow Girl' Eleanor Allen Robertson, nee Moore, mother of Helensburgh artist and art historian Ailsa Tanner, nee Robertson. The painting was done when Dr Cecil Robertson accepted a post in public health with the Shanghai Municipal Council, and his wife and daughter went with him. Image kindly supplied by the owner of the painting, art collector Jim Smith from Blantyre.
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Tarbet353 viewsA view of Tarbet on Loch Lomondside, circa 1903. The large building is the Tarbet Hotel.
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1892 Leiper Porch353 viewsA ceremony taking place during the construction of the William Leiper Porch at the West Free Church (now Helensburgh Parish Church) in mid-1982. The porch was built as a memorial to the Rev Alexander Anderson, minister of the church, who died in 1891. On the platform are two choirs and church dignitaries, and a large crowd are watching. On a ladder can be seen the name of local painting and decorating firm J.W.McCulloch who were in business in Colquhoun Square until a few years ago. Image by kind permission of Helensburgh Parish Church.
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Horses and Carriage352 viewsOutside Bellcairn House, Cove, in 1913.
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Deborah Kerr and Gary Cooper352 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is kissed by Gary Cooper in the 1961 United Artists movie The Naked Edge, his last film. George Radcliffe's testimony sends Donald Heath — played by Ray McAnally — to prison for murder and the theft of over £60,000. Soon after, Radcliffe invests a large sum of money in an ultimately profitable business venture. Martha Radcliffe begins to suspect her husband of the crime.
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Garelochhead Bay352 viewsLooking west from Garelochhead across the loch to Dalandhui, with a large yacht moored offshore. Image circa 1905.
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Garelochhead from station352 viewsA 1907 image of Garelochhead seem from the station.
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Glen Loin Youth Hostel352 viewsThe Glen Loin Youth Hostel, near the Succoth Burn at Arrochar, was provided for the Scottish Youth Hostels Association by a grant from the Carnegie U.K. Trustees and was opened on March 19 1932 by Sir John Clerk Maxwell. It was very popular with climbers, as it was at the foot of the 'Arrochar Alps', and was in operation from 1932 to 1950. Image circa 1939.
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The first Waverley352 viewsThe first paddle steamer Waverley, built by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow, in 1899, was bombed and sunk at Dunkirk on May 30 1940 — the 41st anniversary of her launch date — as HMS Waverley, and 350 officers men lost their lives. The 537 ton North British Steam Packet Company vessel was purchased in 1902 by the North British Railway and in 1923 by the London and North Eastern Railway. Image circa 1925.
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Steamer at Luss352 viewsThe road down to Luss Pier, where a steamer is waiting, on a grey day. Circa 1915.
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Whistlefield352 viewsA view of Whistlefield from the north, looking towards the Gareloch, circa 1925.
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On the beach351 viewsA 1925 image of families relaxing, playing and building sandcastles on Helensburgh beach just to the west of the pier.
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