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Larchfield 1st XV 1955942 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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Whistlefield Station942 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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The Trial of Madeleine Smith934 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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Ardencaple Castle932 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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Crimea lounge932 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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Remains of Malig Mill932 viewsAround 1922 the mill was demolished. Some remains were kept and a rock garden was created.
This image is watermarked.
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Rosneath Castle demolition932 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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Craigendoran Station pier platform931 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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Prize Swimmers928 viewsA Helensburgh Swimming Club prizegiving in the Pillar Hall in the 1950s. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Helensburgh Pro-Am925 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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Cardross derailment921 viewsThe goods train known locally as the ‘Ghost Train’ was derailed on October 18 1966 between the Ardmore East signal box and Cardross Station. It was on its way to Fort William.
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Helensburgh Pier921 viewsA view from the pier towards West Clyde Street and the Old Parish Church and the Granary, circa 1961.
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