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Baird's electric light plant352 viewsAs a schoolboy John Logie Baird installed an electric light plant in the family home, the Manse, in West Argyle Street, Helensburgh. He is seen here with part of the plant. A home-made dynamo was driven by a water-wheel connected to the water main, and with a collection of jam jars and sheet lead successfully generated current.
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Ardlui Hotel352 viewsA bus waits outside Ardlui Hotel — at that time named the Colquhoun Arms Hotel, as is the hotel at Luss. Image circa 1948.
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The East Bay352 viewsAn old view of the East Bay looking towards the town centre. Image date unknown.
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HMS Jamaica352 viewsA June 1960 image of HMS Jamaica laid up in the Gareloch. Taken by Stewart Noble on board Tommy Wright's Gareloch yacht Catriona.
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Helensburgh Oratorio Choir352 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Oratorio Choir and their conductor prior to their annual concert in the Victoria Hall. Image date unknown.
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St Michael's Church352 viewsSir Robert Rowan Anderson, a pupil of George Gilbert Scott, designed St Michael and All Angels Scottish Episcopal Church, at the corner of William Street and West Princes Street, and maintained an interest in the subsequent decorative additions. Amongst the important contributors to the cost of its erection in 1867 was William Gladstone. Image published by M.C.Robertson, West End Library, Helensburgh, circa 1912.
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Larchfield School Cubs351 viewsA 1954 image of the Larchfield School Cubs outside the Colquhoun Street prep school. Standing, from left: Donald Fullarton (now Heritage Trust website editor), Alec Nicol, ?, Michael Cleare, ?, ?, ?, ?, James Muir, Campbell Savage, Jonathan Fleming, Jock Troup, Stewart Noble (now Heritage Trust chairman), ?, Graeme Wedgewood, ?, ?, Willie Walker; middle: Campbell Smith, Chris Bamford, Graham Mellis, Ian Duncan, ?; front: ?, Robin Noble, Norman Brown, ?, ?. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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1906 car351 viewsJohn Logie Baird (right) and a friend are seens in his 'Reaper and Binder' three-wheeled car in the Trossachs in 1906. The car was later written off after a crash on the Loch Lomond road.
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Barremman Pier351 viewsThe pier at Barremman, Clynder, built about 1877 on the instructions of Robert Thom, owner of Barremman Estate, is pictured, circa 1904. It was blown up by the Army in November 1967 as it was the cheapest way to demolish the pier, which had become unsafe.
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Rhu Bay351 viewsA yacht and two other vessels lie at anchor in Rhu Bay during the Second World War. Image, published by Winton, Post Office, Rhu, circa 1944.
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Brown Photographer350 viewsAn image circa 1910 used by W.D.Brown & Co., Photographers and Miniature Painters, of West Bay Studio, Helensburgh. They specialised in 'Artistic Portraiture at moderate prices', including 'Child Studies'.
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Colquhoun Square350 viewsThe pink granite Centenary Cross, donated in 1902 by Sir James Colquhoun of Luss to mark the centenary of the granting of the Burgh Charter, in its original position in the centre of Colquhoun Square. It was moved to the north west quadrant as it had become a traffic hazard. Image date unknown.
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