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Craigendoran Station942 viewsCraigendoran Station in its heyday, with a steam train approaching from Helensburgh. The station and steamer terminal opened for business under the North British Railway on May 15 1882, and steamer services were finally withdrawn in 1972. The piers have since become derelict, and on the firth side of the line the station buildings are long gone. Date unknown
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Ferniegair from the east942 viewsFerniegair on West Clyde Street, home of the Kidston family and immediately east of Cairndhu, built in 1869 by architect John Honeyman and demolished in the 1960s. Image supplied by John Johnston.
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Larchfield School 1915941 viewsBack: Colin Donald, Tom Wedgwood, Alec Young, Eric Oastler, Cyril Cameron, Amery Wedgwood, Ian McDougall, ?, ? Begg, John Gray, Henry MacFarlane, G.Baird, I.McGeoch, D.Mackenzie; 2nd back: R.H.Ottman, ? Harrison, T.Gordon, A.McGeoch, ? Gray, ? Gow, Tom MacFarlane, Edward Maclachlan, Robert Young, Ian McEwan; seated: Mr Carter, Mr Nelson, G.Balfour, N.Bruce, ? Matthew, Mrs Perkins, headmaster T.T.N.Perkins, Ronald Young, ? Ross, A.N.Paterson, Mr Pearson; front: ? Steven, Jack Macdonald, A.Paul, ? Guest, Ian Maclachlan, A.Frew, R.Angus, Donald Macdonald, L.White, Stanley Ternouth. Image supplied by Fiona Forrest (nee Maclachlan).
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1960 Craigendoran Swim939 viewsHelensburgh Swimming Club prepare to dive from Craigendoran pier to swim to Helensburgh pier in the annual event in August 1960. The first girl is club champion for many years Sheila Bell, next to her is Elspeth McLean, and fifth girl along is Sandy MacRitchie. The boy second from right rubbing his hands is Colin McCallum. Further details would be welcomed by the editor.
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Larchfield School 1958939 viewsThe third part of a whole school picture taken in front of the Colquhoun Street building in 1958. Image supplied by Phil Plumbe, a former Clyde Street School and Larchfield pupil now living in Melbourne, Australia.
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Camis Eskan House938 viewsAn aerial view of Camis Eskan House, circa 1972, when it was in use as a hospital. The main part was built in 1648 by the Dennistouns, who had a royal connection through marriage. In 1836 the mansion was sold to Colin Campbell from Renfrewshire, and his descendants owned it until November 1946 when it was bought by the then Dunbartonshire County Council. Well known Helensburgh architect A.N.Paterson was commissioned by the then tenant, lawyer Leonard Gow, to modernise and extend the building in 1915. During the Second World War it was requisitioned by the Government and used as a hospital for Polish Army casualties, then rented to the County Council for use as a hospital for, first, TB patients, then infectious diseases, then maternity, and finally geriatric use. In 1979 it was developed for private flats and dwellings. Image supplied by Robert Reid.
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Helen Stewart936 viewsHelensburgh-born Helen Stewart, wife of Sir Jackie Stewart, presents the 1966 Milk for Energy Race trophy to winner Alan Robinson at Ingliston motor racing circuit, near Edinburgh.
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Helensburgh derailment934 viewsThis derailment, which occurred about 1968, is shown from the Adelaide Street footbridge looking west towards Helensburgh Central Station.
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TS Empress934 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any one time. Image date unknown.
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Craigendoran Upper Station932 viewsCraigendoran Upper Station, the start of the West Highland Line which opened in 1894. Like all the local upper stations, except Rhu, it was designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.
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Gala Day929 viewsA piper leads the fancy dress procession at the Kirkmichael Gala Day on August 14 1993.
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Whistlefield Station929 viewsA photograph of the North British Railway station at Whistlefield, probably from the late 1920’s or early 1930’s. Note the advertisement for Tennents.
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