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The Paddling Pool702 viewsThe paddling pool on Helensburgh's west seafront. Date unknown.
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Helensburgh derailment701 viewsThis derailment, which occurred about 1968, is shown from the Adelaide Street footbridge looking west towards Helensburgh Central Station.
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20 years of Helensburgh rugby701 viewsThe top table party at a dinner held at Helensburgh Rugby Club at Ardencaple on November 19 1983 to mark 20 years of the town's rugby team. From left are founder captain Fergus Howat, past secretary Douglas Dow, guest of honour Gordon Brown of West of Scotland, Scotland and the British Lions and known as 'Broon frae Troon', founder secretary Donald Fullarton, Helensburgh Cricket and Rugby Club past president Fraser Nicol, and past captain the Rev Russell Davidson.
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Helensburgh Seafront701 viewsChildren playing on the seafront. Taken from the pier c.1890.
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View from St Columba Church Tower700 viewsLooking west from the top of the St Columba Church tower. Date unknown.
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Ardenvohr698 viewsThe villa Ardenvohr at Rhu, built in 1857 to the design of local architect Thomas Gildard and at various times the home of the Muir and Hoggans families, taken from the top of the Rhu Church tower. It became the Royal Northern Yacht Club clubhouse in 1937, and in 1978 the club's name changed to the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club. Image circa 1952.
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Craigendoran Station698 viewsCraigendoran Station in its heyday, with a steam train approaching from Helensburgh. The station and steamer terminal opened for business under the North British Railway on May 15 1882, and steamer services were finally withdrawn in 1972. The piers have since become derelict, and on the firth side of the line the station buildings are long gone. Date unknown
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Craigendoran Upper Station698 viewsCraigendoran Upper Station, the start of the West Highland Line which opened in 1894. Like all the local upper stations, except Rhu, it was designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.
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Hermitage Park698 viewsA family outing enjoying good weather and scenery. This is the site of the old mill, and part of Hermitage Primary School is in the background.
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End of a battleship697 viewsThe German battleship Derflinger is seen arriving at the Faslane yard of Metal Industries Ltd. on board a floating dock in 1946. Launched on June 1 1913, the battleship was scuttled at Scapa Flow on June 21 1919 and lay in 45 metres of water until it raised to the surface in July 1939 — the last of the accessible big ships scuttled at Scapa Flow. After the Second World War she was brought to the Gareloch for shipbreaking.
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Helensburgh from above697 viewsA view of Helensburgh from above the Highlandman's Road, as two steamers makes their way to Craigendoran Pier, circa 1939.
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East Clyde Street696 viewsEast Clyde Street, Helensburgh, circa 1912. On the left is the sign at the entrance to the Queen's Hotel, with what appears to be two Provost's lamps outside, recording the fact that the burgh's first Provost, Henry Bell, used to live there when it was the Baths Hotel.
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