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Rhu from behind464 viewsAn unusual view of Rhu village from the hill behind. Image circa 1926.
Steamer off Helensburgh464 viewsAn antique view of Helensburgh taken from a publication dated between 1889 and 1895. The actual size of the print is 120mm x 75mm. Artist unknown.
Sunday School outing464 viewsSome of the young people who attended the St Michael and All Angels Church, Helensburgh, Sunday School outing in 1929. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
Deborah Kerr and daughters463 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is pictured at a railway station with her daughters Melanie and Francesca. Image circa 1978.
Garelochhead from station463 viewsA 1907 image of Garelochhead seem from the station.
Rosneath from Rhu463 viewsA steamer, possibly the Lucy Ashton, is seen passing Ferry Inn at Rosneath. Image circa 1920.
West Kirk interior462 viewsAn early picture of the interior of St Andrew's Church of Scotland, then Old and St Andrew's, then the West Kirk, and now Helensburgh Parish Church. Image supplied by a former minister of the church, the Rev David Clark.
Rhu village462 viewsAn early image of the village of Rhu, at that time Row. It shows the school where the village green now is, and the villa Ardenvohr, built in 1857 to the design of local architect Thomas Gildard and at various times the home of the Muir and Hoggans families. It became the Royal Northern Yacht Club clubhouse in 1937, and in 1978 the club's name changed to the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club. Image date unknown.
Hermitage ward462 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street.
Hastings experiment462 viewsJohn Logie Baird working at Hastings, circa 1924.
Dad and friend461 viewsThe Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with Baird's childhood friend and later financial backer, entertainer and film star Jack Buchanan, who lived across the road in West Argyle Street, in 1900.
Clynder461 viewsA view of Clynder from Rosneath, with Barremman Pier in the distance. Date unknown.
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