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Larchfield 1st XV 1955970 viewsThe rugby 1st XV at Helensburgh's Larchfield School (now part of Lomond School) in 1955. Front: Muir, Mellis, Buchan. Middle: Kennedy, Ramage, Wingate, Hesketh, Nicol. Back: Birnie, Henderson, Lawrence, Bamford, Fullarton, Duncan, Bamford.
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Craigendoran Station pier platform968 viewsThe platform at Craigendoran Station which brought trippers direct to the steamers at the pier, and one steamer can be seen. Both the station and the piers were built in 1882 after a plan to extend the Helensburgh line through the town centre to Helensburgh pier fell through because of local opposition. Image date unknown.
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Remains of Malig Mill968 viewsAround 1922 the mill was demolished. Some remains were kept and a rock garden was created.
This image is watermarked.
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The Trial of Madeleine Smith965 viewsONE of the great tales of Scottish Law is the trial of Madeleine Smith for murder after a love affair which mostly took place in Rhu.
Madeleine was tried for the murder of her lover, Pierre Emile L’Angelier, at the High Court in Edinburgh. The trial began on June 30 1857, and finished on July 9. The case was found not proven, a unique Scottish verdict.
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St Joseph's School P7 1958964 viewsBack: Margaret Donnachie, Sandra ?, Patricia Connelly, Maureen Malley, Geraldine Dick, Mary Ann Campbell, George McGourlay, Caroline McGonigal, Elizabeth Neil, M.McKay, Anne McLean, Mary McCafferty, Christine Cavana; middle: Marian Finnegan, John Booth, Eillean Kenny, Eddie Jackson, Maria Kolowodski, Margaret Mundie, Rosemary Harlow, Anne McBrierty, Jim Edwards, Margaret Hockey, Lillian McDonald, Jim Kelly, Marlene Cummings; front: Maureen Graham, Andrew Donaldson, Dennis Boyle, Kitty Anne Wilkinson, Ian McDonald, Kathleen Ward, Stephen Shields, Anne Donachie, headmaster James McAuley, Patricia Haggerty, Raymond O'Brien, Catherine McGinley, ?, Francis Gray, Brian Brabender, Johnnie McGinley. Image supplied by John Booth.
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Ardencaple Castle962 viewsA 1915 view of Ardencaple Castle, the ancient seat of the Clan MacAulay. All but one tower of the building was demolished in 1957, and a naval housing estate was built on the site.
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Rosneath Castle demolition962 viewsCompleted in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961 — when this picture was taken.
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Whistlefield Station960 viewsA photograph of the North British Railway station at Whistlefield, probably from the late 1920’s or early 1930’s. Note the advertisement for Tennents.
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Crimea lounge959 viewsThe lounge of Crimea at Portincaple, full of paintings by eminent artist James Kay RSA RSW who lived there for 33 years and worked in a studio in Glasgow. It belonged to his brother Alec, a shipping office manager. The name was chosen when they moved there in 1909 because his father was a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy during the Crimean War, serving in the Black Sea area. James painted an elaborate mural of scenes from the Crimean on the walls of the main entrance. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Pro-Am959 viewsThe organising committee of the 1974 Helensburgh Golf Club Pro-Am. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch, who is seen (3rd left) with Matt Kirk, Colin McIntosh, Douglas Dalgleish, Jim Stark, unknown, Evan McGregor, Bert Goodwin, Ronnie Jeffrey, Stan Chalmers and Jimmy Cameron.
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Pier to pier swim955 viewsEntrants in the annual Craigendoran pier to Helensburgh pier race run by Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club are pictured on Craigendoran pier before the start. The winners were Jacqueline Craig (2nd from right) and Ken Mercer (right). Image circa 1965.
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Hermitage class 1930952 viewsA Hermitage Primary School class, circa 1930. More information would be welcomed by the editor. Image supplied by Sue Thornley.
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