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Gareloch view433 viewsA view of the Gareloch from near Kidston Park showing a steamer which has just passed the Training Ship Empress. Image circa 1912.
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Rhu Village433 viewsRhu Church and the village shops are pictured, circa 1905. The picture was published by Winton, Stationer, Post Office, Rhu.
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Sailing ship Helensburgh433 viewsThe three masted iron full-rigged ship named Helensburgh, a fine main skysail yarder, was built by Robert Duncan of Port Glasgow in 1883 for Thom & Cameron of Glasgow, but in 1906 they sold her to a Norwegian, M.H.Bruusgaard of Drammen, who renamed her Marita. During World War One she was stopped and sunk on April 23 1917 by a German submarine, U-82, about 110 miles west of St Kilda while on passage from Buenos Aires to Aarhus with a cargo of grain. Image date unknown.
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Glen Fruin farm432 viewsA 1914 image of Glen Fruin, with Drumfad Farm in the foreground.
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Gregor Ian Smith432 viewsA drawing of Helensburgh artist Gregor Ian Smith as a young man by his friend and fellow artist James Dunlop Burgess. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Mill Brae, Kilcreggan432 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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Cobbler summit431 viewsA 1935 image of the summit of the Cobbler mountain near the head of Loch Long at Arrochar, also known as Ben Arthur. It is called the Cobbler because of its resemblance, from a distance, to a cobbler at work.
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Comet replica 1962431 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen steaming across the Clyde accompanied by a fleet of yachts. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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Deborah Kerr431 viewsA glamour shot of Helensburgh-born film star Deborah Kerr. Image circa 1950.
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Garelochhead Hotel view431 viewsThe view looking north from outside Garelochhead Hotel. It was was demolished following a serious fire in the 1990s. Image circa 1906.
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Baird and Buchanan431 viewsJohn Logie Baird pictured filming his lifelong friend and patron Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born stage and film star, on the roof of the Long Acre Studios in London on July 2 1928. The technician was Thomas Collier.
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David Clyde and wife430 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, is pictured with his wife, Birmingham-born Dorothy Fay Hammerton, and their dog at their ranch in San Fernando Valley, California. As Gaby Fay and later Fay Holden, she too was a well known stage and film actress.
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