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Wonder of Woolies-1768 viewsLocal historian Pat Drayton is seen with members of staff outside 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.
Aerial view to west767 viewsA view of the west side of Helensburgh town centre, including the Old Parish Church, the old Granary building at the foot of Sinclair Street, the outdoor swimming pool, and the Tower Cinema and Pender's Garage in Colquhoun Square — all now demolished. Image date unknown.
Old Granary767 viewsIn this image circa 1890 is the Old Parish Church with the old Granary in front. Where the children are playing is now a car park.
Early Helensburgh Station766 viewsAn 1875 picture of the second of three Helensburgh stations. From 1857 the first station was at George Street, but by 1862 the railway had been brought to this East Princes Street site to the east of the present Central Station, which replaced it a few years later.
Zimba766 viewsThe motor yacht Zimba, built by James A.Silver Ltd. of Rosneath, pictured off Gully Bridge Pier in June 1960 by Stewart Noble on board Tommy Wright's Gareloch yacht Catriona.
The Barracks764 viewsA notorious property known as The Barracks, or Fugie's Property, which was on the west side of James Street between Princes Street and King Street roughly where the playpark now is, is pictured in the early stages of demolition in the 1890s. The 29 dwellings had housed railway employees and railway construction workers.
Woolworths764 viewsA view of West Clyde Street circa 1970 showing the F.W.Woolworth branch which closed in January 2009 and beyond it the National Commercial Bank which became part of the Royal Bank of Scotland and moved to Colquhoun Square.
Lady cricketers762 viewsHelensburgh ladies cricket team in August 1968.
Ardencaple761 viewsAn old picture of Ardencaple. Date unknown.
Hermitage class 1930759 viewsA Hermitage Primary School class, circa 1930. More information would be welcomed by the editor. Image supplied by Sue Thornley.
PS Jeanie Deans759 viewsThe paddle steamer Jeanie Deans in Loch Long. Built by Fairfield at Govan and launched in 1931, she was extensively refitted after war service. She remained a passenger favourite on cruises from Craigendoran until the end of the 1964 season. The next year she went to the Thames and was renamed 'Queen of the South'. She was broken up in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1967.
19th Century Portrait759 viewsThe identity of these two ladies, photographed by Young, Photographer, William Street, Helensburgh, in the 1860s is not known.
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