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Rhu Parish Church312 viewsSnowdrops and crocuses in the churchyard of Rhu Parish Church in March 2010. Image taken and supplied by the Rev David Clark of Helensburgh West Kirk.
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David Clyde with Olivia de Havilland311 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, played the butler in the 1943 film Princess O'Rourke, a comedy romance written and directed by Norman Krasna and starring Olivia de Havilland (left) as the princess and Charles Coburn (right) as her uncle. A pilot (Robert Cummings) falls in love with a woman he believes is intending to become a maid, little suspecting that she is actually a princess. It won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
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Gareloch sunset311 viewsAn atmospheric image of a yacht moored in the Gareloch near Rhu at sunset, circa 1951.
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Loch Lomond looking south311 viewsA view of Loch Lomond from the hill above Ardlui looking south, circa 1915.
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Mill Brae, Kilcreggan311 viewsA view of the lower part of the Mill Brae, the steep hill down into Kilcreggan. The low wooden house was for many years the home of Mrs Lucy Rickerman, who lived to the age of 105 before her death in 1980 and was the only person to be awarded the title of Burgess of the Burgh of Cove and Kilcreggan. She was also the oldest person ever to live in Helensburgh and district. Image circa 1962.
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Peninsula Evening311 viewsA view of the Rosneath Peninsula taken from above Whistler's Glen at Rhu in the 1960s. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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1892 Leiper Porch311 viewsA ceremony taking place during the construction of the William Leiper Porch at the West Free Church (now West Kirk) in mid-1982. The porch was built as a memorial to the Rev Alexander Anderson, minister of the church, who died in 1891. On the platform are two choirs and church dignitaries, and a large crowd are watching. On a ladder can be seen the name of local painting and decorating firm J.W.McCulloch who were in business in Colquhoun Square until a few years ago. Image by kind permission of the West Kirk.
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Andy and Jean Clyde310 viewsFilm star Andy Clyde and his sister, stage star Jean Clyde, who both spent much of their childhood in Helensburgh, pictured together outside the Mac Sennett Studios in August 1931 when Jean had a holiday with Andy in Hollywood.
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PS Kenilworth310 viewsA 390-ton paddle steamer built in 1898 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse for the North British Steam Packet Company, she operated on the Clyde until 1937, serving initially on the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. She was refurbished and reboilered in 1915 and saw limited World War One service from 1917-19 as a minesweeper on the South Coast. Upon her return she reopened the Arrochar excursion service. Retired in 1937, she was broken up the following year at the yard where she had been constructed.
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St Michael's Church310 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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First church310 viewsHelensburgh's first Presbyterian Church, built in Colquhoun Square in 1825 three years after worshippers started holding services in a tent beside King Street. The first minister, the Rev John Anderson, was called in 1827, and in 1839 he and most of the congregation were received into the Church of Scotland.
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Deborah Kerr309 viewsA glamour shot of Helensburgh-born film star Deborah Kerr. Image circa 1950.
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