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Inversnaid Falls461 viewsAn albumen photograph of the spectacular Falls of Inversnaid on the east side of Loch Lomond.
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Baird and Buchanan461 viewsJohn Logie Baird pictured filming his lifelong friend and patron Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born stage and film star, on the roof of the Long Acre Studios in London on July 2 1928. The technician was Thomas Collier.
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Row Parish Church461 viewsA 1904 image of Rhu — then Row — Parish Church. It dates from 1851 and stands on the site of an 18th century predecessor. Amongst those buried in the kirkyard is Henry Bell, whose Comet was the world's first commercially successful steamship. In 1851 the marine engineer Robert Napier built the statue which today marks Bell's grave.
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Miss Annie Baird460 viewsAnnie Baird, older sister of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with her pet cat, circa 1905.
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Deborah Kerr460 viewsA glamour shot of Helensburgh-born film star Deborah Kerr. Image circa 1950.
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Gareloch sunset460 viewsAn atmospheric image of a yacht moored in the Gareloch near Rhu at sunset, circa 1951.
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Royal Train459 viewsNot a lot is known about this picture, but it is thought to be of local people greeting the Royal Train on the West Highland Line in 1906. The exact venue is not known, but it could be between Craigendoran and Helensburgh Upper, or near Garelochhead. Any further information would be welcome, and should be sent to the editor using the 'Contact Us' page on the main Heritage Trust website.
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Camp photo459 viewsArgyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials from Helensburgh pictured at camp in the 1920s. Image supplied by Mrs Betty Stewart, whose father, Lachie McDonald, is in the picture.
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Barremman Pier459 viewsThe pier at Barremman, Clynder, built about 1877 on the instructions of Robert Thom, owner of Barremman Estate, is pictured, circa 1904. It was blown up by the Army in November 1967 as it was the cheapest way to demolish the pier, which had become unsafe.
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Seafront view459 viewsA Tuck & Sons Oilette view of Helensburgh seafront in the early 1900s, painted by D.Small.
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Flywheel and anvil458 viewsThe Comet flywheel and Henry Bell's anvil resited on Helensburgh's East Bay, close to the original jetty, as part of the Helensburgh bicentenary celebrations. It was formerly in Hermitage Park. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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Glen Loin Youth Hostel458 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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