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View from pier562 viewsA view from Helensburgh pier looking north to the outdoor swimming pool, the bandstand, and the Granary which was then a Wolseley garage. Image, circa 1930, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Deborah Kerr 1972561 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr at 50. She was photographed in a London hotel on August 10 1972 while rehearsing for a new play 'The Day After The Fair', based on a Thomas Hardy short story and written by Frank Harvey. The production went on a short tour of the provinces before opening at London's Lyric Theatre in October.
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Faslane Bay560 viewsA tranquil Faslane Bay, long before it became a military port and was used for shipbreaking. Image date unknown.
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Loch Long560 viewsA view of Loch Long from above the BP Ocean Terminal at Finnart. Image, date unknown, from the collection of Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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Garelochhead East560 viewsTwo children paddle in the Gareloch, with east Garelochhead beyond. Image circa 1919.
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Seafront and pier560 viewsSummer crowds pack Helensburgh's west esplanade, with the pier beyond, and some youngsters are paddling. Image circa 1912.
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View over loch560 viewsA 1918 image of an evening view from above Helensburgh across the Gareloch to the tip of the Rosneath Peninsula. On the left is Kidston Park, with the area below Ardencaple Castle still undeveloped, and to the right is the Training Ship Empress.
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Rest And Be Thankful560 viewsCars parked at the top of the Rest and Be Thankful as passengers look down Glen Croe, circa 1927.
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Hermitage patients559 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.
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Hastings experiment559 viewsJohn Logie Baird working at Hastings, circa 1924.
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Heading for camp559 viewsTerritorials of 162 Battery 54th Light Anti-Aircraft, Royal Artillery, from Helensburgh leave Helensburgh Central Station in September 1939 on route to England for training. They marched from the Drill Hall in Lomond Street to the station led by a piper. Among those in the picture are D.Kennedy, Gordon Hattle, Wug Robertson, G.Bailey, G.Nicholson, Tom Rennie, Angus McKell, Tom Rennie, Lachie McDonald, John Joseph Donnachie and Ian Lawrie. They were in France till June 21 1940, having served in Rheims protecting airfields and retreating to Marseilles where they embarked on a collier, possibly the last British ship to leave. They were taken to Gibralter. Image supplied by Lachie McDonald's daughter, Mrs Betty Stewart, who remembers seeing them march off to war.
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Mobile butcher559 viewsThis 1960s image shows the van used by Garelochhead butcher James Miller to trade around the district. Image supplied by Winnie Bolton Miller.
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