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Trains at Ardui911 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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Wishing Well909 viewsThe Hermitage Park wishing well. Legend has it that a hermit lived in and gave his name to Hermitage Park. This wishing well was known as the Hermit's Well, and it was said that he granted a wish to those who drank from the copper ladle inside. It exists to this day, but is in a very poor state. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Seafront909 viewsChildren playing on the seafront. Taken from the pier c.1890.
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New Year Swim 1914908 viewsHelensburgh swimmers in the water off the pier on January 1 1914. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Helensburgh 1st XI907 viewsThe Helensburgh Cricket Club 1st XI pictured by well known burgh photographer Bill Benzie beside the old pavilion at Ardencaple, which was later burnt down. Two stalwarts of the team for many years are in the front row, Willie Gilchrist (left) and his brother Ian (second from right). Image date unknown.
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West Princes Street907 viewsWest Princes Street looking east. Date unknown.
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Arrochar champions905 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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PS Jeanie Deans903 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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Crimea, Portincaple899 viewsCrimea, now renamed Dalriada, was the home of eminent artist James Kay RSA RSW who lived there for 33 years and worked in a studio at 79 West Regent Street, 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 War on the walls of the main entrance. Image date unknown.
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East Princes Street899 viewsA view of East Princes Street in the days of horse-drawn carriages, with the station on the left in the days of the North British Railway. Image date unknown.
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19th Century Portrait899 viewsThe identity of these two ladies, photographed by Young, Photographer, William Street, Helensburgh, in the 1860s is not known.
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Helensburgh from above898 viewsA view of Helensburgh from above the Highlandman's Road, as two steamers makes their way to Craigendoran Pier, circa 1939.
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