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Whistler's Glen692 viewsIllegal distilling was a feature in the Gareloch area until about 1830, and Whistler's Glen above Rhu was so named from the practice of signalling the approach of the Gauger or Exciseman. There was also a legitimate distillery at the foot of Whistler's Burn where Aldonaig now stands.
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Sheepdog trials685 viewsA young lady with dogs at the Helensburgh and District Sheepdog Trials at Camis Eskan Farm, circa 1930. Photo by James Russell, Alexandria.
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East Clyde Street678 viewsThe lamp standard on the left marks the entrance to the Queen's Hotel. Postmarked 1920.
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Colquhoun Square in the early 1900s677 viewsThis picture shows one of two granite water fountains which stood in the square, and also the centenery monument in the centre of West Princes Street before it was moved to the north west quadrant for road safety reasons.
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The Queen's Hotel677 viewsOriginally the Baths Hotel and home of Helensburgh's first Provost, steamship pioneer Henry Bell, the Queen's Hotel was built by Bell in 1806. It was converted into flats in the mid-1980s. In front of the front door is the Volvo estate car used for many years by the last manager, Norman Drummond. Image date unknown.
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Arrochar steamers674 viewsPassengers can be seen boarding one of two steamers alongside Arrochar pier at the head of Loch Long. Image circa 1906.
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Helensburgh Esplanade674 viewsAll ages enjoy the seafront. Date unknown.
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Helensburgh Pier674 viewsA view from the pier towards West Clyde Street and the Old Parish Church and the Granary, circa 1961.
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Seafront pony rides674 viewsRides on ponies and donkeys on Helensburgh seafront used to be very popular in summer. The image date is unknown, but the shops behind are a tobacconist, T.G.Allan Ltd., Leathar & Co., and D.H.Davidson Ltd.
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Town centre aerial view673 viewsThis picture of the central part of Helensburgh is circa 1970.
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Taking the plunge673 viewsFour young swimmers jump into the Helensburgh outdoor pool in the 1930s.
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Clynder and the Gareloch670 viewsA view of Clynder, Barremman Pier, and shipping moored in the Gareloch. Image circa 1909.
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