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Arrochar steamers981 viewsPassengers can be seen boarding one of two steamers alongside Arrochar pier at the head of Loch Long. Image circa 1906.
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Early Helensburgh Station981 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.
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Luss School 1897979 viewsThe pupils of Luss School in 1897 were photographed by the Rev T.E.Jubb, who was minister of Luss Parish Church for many years. The occasion was a school sports outing to the Games Park.
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East Princes Street979 viewsA busy day in the town centre at the Sinclair Street and Princes Street junction. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Station978 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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PS Jeanie Deans977 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.
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No Chaps!975 viewsFive lady swimmers play dominoes in Helensburgh Outdoor Pool in the 1930s.
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New Clubhouse975 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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Trains at Ardui975 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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Hermitage Cricketers973 viewsThe Hermitage School cricket team, circa 1950, photographed by Helensburgh photographer Bill Benzie. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Bandstand and Granary973 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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Wonder of Woolies-2973 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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