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East Clyde Street715 viewsThe lamp standard on the left marks the entrance to the Queen's Hotel. Postmarked 1920.
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The Queen's Hotel713 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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Mr and Mrs Andy Clyde711 viewsMovie star Andy Clyde, one of three members of Helensburgh's Clyde family who made their names as actors, is pictured at home with his wife, former Mack Sennett bathing beauty Elsie Maud Tarran, on April 6 1934. He was an artist of no mean ability and often sketched his wife. The couple married on September 23 1932 in Ontario, San Bernadino, California. A son, John Allan, was born in 1935 but tragically died in 1944.
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Colquhoun Square in the early 1900s711 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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Taking the plunge711 viewsFour young swimmers jump into the Helensburgh outdoor pool in the 1930s.
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Town centre aerial view709 viewsThis picture of the central part of Helensburgh is circa 1970.
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Sheepdog trials705 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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Helensburgh Esplanade704 viewsAll ages enjoy the seafront. Date unknown.
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Seafront pony rides704 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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Helensburgh Pier696 viewsA view from the pier towards West Clyde Street and the Old Parish Church and the Granary, circa 1961.
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Arrochar steamers695 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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Rustic Bridge691 viewsThe rustic bridge was in Hermitage Park. If you could see through the trees you would see the Victoria Halls. Hermitage Primary School is off to the left. Date unknown.
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