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Malig Mill dam494 viewsA rare image of the lade and dam for the Malig Mill in Hermitage Park, situated roughly where Hermitage Bowling Club and the tennis court are now, and in the distance is Hermitage House. The mill, a corn mill thought to have been in operation from the early 1700s, was at the rear of the Victoria Halls, and was demolished early in the 1920s. Image, date unknown, by courtesy of Jim Chestnut.
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The first Waverley493 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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Rhu Bay493 viewsA motor yacht moored in Rhu Bay with the village beyond, circa 1909.
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West United Free Church493 viewsThe West United Free Church in Colquhoun Square in 1903. Later it became St Andrew's Church of Scotland, then Old and St Andrew's, then the West Kirk, and now Helensburgh Parish Church. Image supplied by a former minister of the church, the Rev David Clark.
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Bonny Babies492 viewsA Helensburgh and Gareloch Times image of the organisers and winners — with nannies — at the Baby Show held in the Old Parish Church Hall in June 1933.
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Colquhoun Square west492 viewsA 1959 image of Colquhoun Square, which does not appear to have any lamp posts.
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Cardross Parish Church491 viewsAn old image of Kirkbrae and the original Cardross Parish Church which was destroyed by German bombs in May 1941. Image, date unknown, supplied by Archie McIntyre.
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David Clyde and wife491 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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Farm ladies party491 viewsA FORMER Helensburgh woman now living in Shetland, Cathy Shearer, is trying to find out more about this photo of a group of women, including her granny, Barbara McAdam (back row 5th from left), who died in 1954 aged 67. The photo was taken between 1940-1954 by Alexandria photographers Leddy and Glen, probably in the Helensburgh area. At the time Barbara lived at either Callendoune Farm, Helensburgh, or Crossburn Cottage half a mile from the Cross Keys towards Luss. She would like to find out where and when the photo was taken, who the group of women are and what the occasion is. If you can help, please email the editor of this website.
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General Booth in Burgh491 viewsGeneral William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, visited Helensburgh on October 26 1910 to give a lecture in the Victoria Hall, staying overnight with the Kidston family at Ferniegair. He is pictured at Helensburgh pier the next day before leaving for Port Glasgow, with Provost David S.Maclachlan saying farewell. The gentleman in the bowler hat is the Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Lord Inverclyde. Image supplied by Provost Billy Petrie.
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Baird receiver491 viewsJohn Logie Baird is pictured with a C.R.T. receiver, circa 1935.
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Kidston Point491 viewsA chilly winter afternoon's walk at Kidston Point. Image, date unkown, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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