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Spirited Performance353 viewsThe cast of the Garelochhead Players production of 'Blithe Spirit' in April 1982.
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Queen's Hotel Ballroom353 viewsA 1934 image of the Ballroom at the Queen's Hotel, where countless local dances, wedding celebrations and other events were held. The hotel was originally Baths House, built by Henry Bell, who built Europe's first commercial steamship the Comet in 1812. The building has had many alterations but still stands on East Clyde Street, having been converted into flats.
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Stormy seafront353 viewsThis old picture shows the pier and the esplanade being battered by a storm at high tide. Image date unknown.
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Ben Lomond from Tarbet353 viewsA view of Ben Lomond from across Loch Lomond at Tarbet, with cattle in the foreground and a steamer in the distance, circa 1907. The artist's name appears to be P.Wansey, but the signature is hard to make out.
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Park Church352 viewsPark Church at the junction of East King Street and Charlotte Street, Helensburgh. Built in 1862 as the East Free Church, it became Park United Free Church in 1900 following the union of the Free Church and the United Presbyterian Church. It became Park Church in 1929 when the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland united as the Church of Scotland. Image published by M.C.Robertson, West End Library, Helensburgh, circa 1912.
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Seafront vision352 viewsAn imaginative sketch of a busy Helensburgh seafront in the 1870s. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Sunday School trip-2352 viewsA Sunday School outing from Helensburgh's St Bride's Church to Balmaha in June 1930. Image supplied by Chrissie Clow.
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Cove351 viewsA view of Cove from North Ailey, circa 1904.
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Gareloch ship351 viewsA merchant ship is laid up in the Gareloch. Image circa 1938.
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Hermitage Hospital fundraising351 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Patients also raised funds. Photo by Helensburgh lamplighter Edward Graham, supplied by his great great grandson Ian MacQuire.
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David Clyde with Jean Harlow350 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, is on the right in this scene from the 1936 film Suzy, a First World War romance in which he appeared with Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone and Cary Grant. American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914 and loves Irish inventor Terry (Tone) who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman. After their marriage Terry is murdered and Suzy flees to Paris where she meets pilot Andre (Grant) as war is breaking out.
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Croquet for all350 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. This photo by Helensburgh lamplighter Edward Graham, supplied by his great great grandson Ian MacQuire, shows patients playing croquet.
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