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St Michael's Church455 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.
The Band Stand454 viewsThe Breingan Band Stand which stood on Helensburgh seafront opposite the Imperial Hotel features on this old postcard. Image date unknown.
Brown Photographer454 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'.
William Taynton454 viewsWilliam Taynton is seen with large cathode ray tubes at Radiolympia in 1939.
Beavers on Beaver453 viewsMembers of Helensburgh's 3rd Beavers are pictured on a visit to HMS Beaver in 1985. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
Deborah Kerr in 1954 movie453 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr, stunned from the explosion of a World War Two flying bomb, wends her way through the rubble-strewn London streets after saying goodbye to her lover in this scene from David E.Rose's 1954 film 'The End of the Affair'. She co-starred with Van Johnson and John Mills in the David Lewis production for Columbia Pictures.
Auchendennan452 viewsAuchendennan House was from 1945 to 2013 a Youth Hostel and is reputed to have its own ghost. This view, circa 1956, shows Loch Lomond and Inchmurrin island beyond. Used for hunting by Robert the Bruce when he lived at Cardross, and then a church possession of Dunbarton, Auchendennan was feued about the time of Flodden to one of the Dennistouns, Andrew of Cardross, whose descendants held it for 100 years and then the Napiers of Kilmahew for another 100 years. The present mansion was built in 1867 by Glasgow merchant George Martin, and it is now back in private ownership.
Deborah Kerr452 viewsA 1963 autographed photo of Deborah Kerr, unusual in that is signed only 'Deborah'.
Gareloch Road452 viewsExact location unknown. Date unknown.
Kilcreggan452 viewsA 1927 view from the water of Kilcreggan.
Jean Clyde and Sir Harry Lauder451 viewsStage star Jean Clyde from Helensburgh and her second husband Bill McQuaid with Sir Harry Lauder (left) taken in Skye, circa 1938 — three years after he announced his retirement, although he did entertain troops during the Second World War. Best remembered as the little tartan comic with the twisted walking stick, Sir Harry (August 4 1870—February 26 1950) was described by Sir Winston Churchill as "Scotland's greatest ever ambassador”.
Loch Lomond frozen451 viewsIn the extreme winter of 1895 Loch Lomond froze over, and thousands of people came to skate or walk over the loch. This image from C.R.Gilchrist, Photo Publishers, Alexandria, dates from that time.
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