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HMS Jamaica263 viewsA June 1960 image of HMS Jamaica laid up in the Gareloch. Taken by Stewart Noble on board Tommy Wright's Gareloch yacht Catriona.
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Prince William-2263 viewsHRH Prince William of Wales visited HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane on October 19 2007 in his honorary Royal Navy capacity as Commodore-in-Chief Scotland and Submarines. He also visited the comprehensively upgraded Drumfork Club in Churchill, Helensburgh, and found plenty of time to greet and talk to the families who had gathered at Churchill Square to wish him well. Prince William is currently a serving Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry, also known as the Blues and Royals.
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Victoria Hall262 viewsThe Victoria Hall in Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, with its original metal railings in front which were removed during World War Two to help the war effort. They were replaced to mark the burgh's bicentenary in 2002 after an initiative by the Friends of the Victoria Hall. The building itself was funded by public subscription in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and was altered and added to by A.N.Paterson in 1899.
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Duchess at Commissioning261 viewsCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is seen with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, at the Commissioning ceremony at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on August 27 2010 as the UK's most powerful attack submarine, HMS Astute, was welcomed into the Royal Navy. The Duchess is the sub's Patron, and during the ceremony Astute officially became 'Her Majesty's Ship'. Photo copyright Royal Navy.
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Jack Buchanan261 viewsAn autographed photograph of Helensburgh-born Jack Buchanan, the international entertainer and Hollywood film star. Born on April 2 1891, he grew up in the town and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66. Image date unknown.
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Novelty postcard261 viewsA 1911 novelty postcard bearing Greetings from Helensburgh, which shows the Training Ship Empress moored in the Gareloch at Rhu, and below it a scene in which the young man on the left is saying "I am having a change, different girl again".
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Lower Sinclair Street261 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.
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Colquhoun Square260 viewsThe pink granite Centenary Cross, donated in 1902 by Sir James Colquhoun of Luss to mark the centenary of the granting of the Burgh Charter, in its original position in the centre of Colquhoun Square. It was moved to the north west quadrant as it had become a traffic hazard. Image date unknown.
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The Reluctant Debutante260 viewsMargaret Carpenter, who played the title role, Ronnie Kinloch and Louise Allison are pictured on stage at the Victoria Hall in December 1968 in the Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club production of "The Reluctant Debutante", a comedy by William Douglas Home. The producer was Jess Baxter, and the hall was filled to capacity on each night of the three night run.
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Tarbet Church260 viewsThe original Tarbet Free Church was built in 1733, and in 1847 it was replaced by the present building which is now the Ben Lomond cafe and craft shop. It continued as the Free Church until 1900, when it became part of the United Free Church of Scotland. In 1929, with the majority of the United Free Church, it joined the reunited Church of Scotland. It has a square central tower, facing Loch Long. Two adjoining walls of the original church are preserved in the churchyard with an entrance and the date 1733 over it. Image date unknown.
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Horse and Carriage259 viewsOutside Bellcairn House, Cove, in 1913.
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Loch Lomond road259 viewsA sharp bend on the A82 Loch Lomond road on the west side of the loch. Image circa 1950.
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