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Arrochar champions962 viewsThe Arrochar Primary School football team of 1955 who won the Lochside League, a competition for village primary school teams in Helensburgh District but outwith Helensburgh. The line-up is — back row from left: Joey Atkinson, Ian McLean, Freddie Mathieson, Timber Woods, Dougie McGilvary, Johnnie McEachern; front: Sandy McPherson, Willie McDonald, Donald McLeod, Bruce Sutherland, Donald McGlone. The adult is schools attendance officer Donnie Thomson, who was also associated with Rhu Amateurs for many years. Image supplied by Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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Hermitage class960 viewsClass 2B at Hermitage School, circa 1956. More details would be welcomed. Image supplied by Iain D.McAulay.
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Helensburgh Station957 viewsThe Central Station and goods yard in the days of steam, pictured from the St Columba Church tower. Image date unknown.
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New Clubhouse956 viewsMrs Winifred Wedgwood receives a bouquet after officially opening Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club's new clubhouse on May 2 1969. Also in the picture are Will Steuart-Corry, Mrs Hope Wedgwood, and Amery Wedgwood.
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Redtower956 viewsAn early image of Redtower, 4 Douglas Drive West, Helensburgh, a red sandstone chateau-like mansion built in 1898 by distinguished local architect William Leiper for grocer James Allan. At the end of the 20th century it was bought by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Glasgow and used as a drug rehabilitation centre, but it has since reverted to private use and the name has been changed to Redtowers. Image supplied by Dr Nigel Allan.
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Helensburgh Seafront956 viewsChildren playing on the seafront. Taken from the pier c.1890.
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Bandstand and Granary955 viewsA view east from Helensburgh pier towards the old bandstand, the granary, and the Old Parish Church, circa 1908. The granary was a malt barn from the 1700s, and about 1900 part of it was converted into a garage. It became a restaurant in 1934 and was demolished in 1980. The church was built in 1847 and demolished in the 1980s.
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Trains at Ardui953 viewsTwo steam trains on the West Highland Line at Ardlui Station, Loch Lomond, on August 13 1959. The engine which can be seen pulling a Glasgow train, no.61342, is a 71-ton Class B1 locomotive. Designed by Thompson, the class was introduced in 1942, and 409 were built.
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Helensburgh from above952 viewsA view of Helensburgh from above the Highlandman's Road, as a steamer makes it way to Craigendoran Pier. Image date unknown.
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Wonder of Woolies-2952 viewsLocal historian Pat Drayton is seen with members of staff inside the Woolworths store in West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, in October 1997. She won a competition to perform the official opening of a new look store after extensive refurbishment and was treated to a champagne breakfast before the opening. The store was open for many years until it closed in January 2009 when the chain went into administration.
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East Clyde Street951 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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No Chaps!950 viewsFive lady swimmers play dominoes in Helensburgh Outdoor Pool in the 1930s.
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