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67629 at Helensburgh710 viewsAn engine of the 84-ton V1 Class introduced in 1930, 67629, waits at Helensburgh Central. Photo reproduced by kind permission of the Duncan Chandler Collection, the copyright holder.
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Sinclair Street looking south710 viewsLooking down Sinclair Street from Princes Street, circa 1955.
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Early Helensburgh Station709 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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Tin Hut Club-2709 viewsMembers of the Tin Hut Club, a club which formed within Helensburgh Golf Club in 1932 for golfers who had been members when the clubhouse was made of wood and corrugated iron, pictured in 1935. From left, back: W.K.Maclachlan, A.McDougall (vet), R.C.Lindsay (auctioneer), R.Stanton (lawyer), W.Easton (grocer); front: A.McCulloch (decorator), A.Douglas (coal businessman), R.Ness (lawyer), G.R.Murray, A.Stewart, W.Ferguson, club professional Tom Turnbull. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Park flowers707 viewsFlowers in Hermitage Park, with part of Hermitage House and the war memorial in the distance. Image date unknown.
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PS Jeanie Deans707 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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Aerial view to west703 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.
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Helensburgh Esplanade702 viewsA family group on the west esplanade. Date unknown.
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Kidston Park Bandstand702 viewsThe now demolished bandstand at Kidston Park, circa 1903. Bought from the Duke of Argyll in 1877 for £650 by William Kidston with help from Sir James Colquhoun and others, it was formerly Cairndhu Point — known locally as Neddy's Point after a well known fisherman and ferryman who lived nearby — but was renamed Kidston Park from 1889 when Mr Kidston left money to support its maintenance and requested the name change. The bandstand was used by the boys bands from the Training Ships Cumberland and Empress.
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Larchfield School 1915702 viewsBack: Colin Donald, Tom Wedgwood, Alec Young, Eric Oastler, Cyril Cameron, Amery Wedgwood, Ian McDougall, ?, ? Begg, John Gray, Henry MacFarlane, G.Baird, I.McGeoch, D.Mackenzie; 2nd back: R.H.Ottman, ? Harrison, T.Gordon, A.McGeoch, ? Gray, ? Gow, Tom MacFarlane, Edward Maclachlan, Robert Young, Ian McEwan; seated: Mr Carter, Mr Nelson, G.Balfour, N.Bruce, ? Matthew, Mrs Perkins, headmaster T.T.N.Perkins, Ronald Young, ? Ross, A.N.Paterson, Mr Pearson; front: ? Steven, Jack Macdonald, A.Paul, ? Guest, Ian Maclachlan, A.Frew, R.Angus, Donald Macdonald, L.White, Stanley Ternouth. Image supplied by Fiona Forrest (nee Maclachlan).
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Lady cricketers701 viewsHelensburgh ladies cricket team in August 1968.
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Rosneath Castle demolition701 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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