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Rhu from the loch526 viewsAn unusual view of Rhu from the Gareloch with the tide in, taken in the late 1950s.
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Flywheel and anvil525 viewsThe Comet flywheel and Henry Bell's anvil resited on Helensburgh's East Bay, close to the original jetty, as part of the Helensburgh bicentenary celebrations. It was formerly in Hermitage Park. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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Looking towards Rhu524 viewsA view of the Gareloch from Kidston Park looking towards the Ardencaple Inn, circa 1906. In the background top right is the mansion Glenoran, which was demolished in the 1960s.
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Baird with tricar523 viewsA young John Logie Baird with a passenger in a Humber tricar, image circa 1906.
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Rhu from behind523 viewsAn unusual view of Rhu village from the hill behind. Image circa 1926.
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Auchendennan522 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.
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“Boatyard, Kilcreggan” by Arthur Henry Turner522 viewsThis is one of two works by Arthur H.Turner (1901–1970) acquired by the Anderson Trust, the other being “Clyde Regatta”.
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Rhu village centre522 viewsAn old view of Rhu showing the Post Office and Inn, published by Winton, Stationer, Rhu Post Office. Image date unknown.
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522 viewsThe family of keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn in 1932. Standing from left: John McKenzie, Robert Douglas, Jessie (nee Troupe), James, Alexander Graham; front: Christina (nee Graham), Robert and Mabel. John emigrated to South Africa and his family are still there; Robert Douglas was in the oil industry, died in Burma, his only daughter Fiona is in Kirriemuir; James also a keen photographer was a bank manager in Fort William for many years; my father Alexander was an engineer, spent the war in the torpedo factory on Loch Long then worked for Rolls Royce before going to Workington as a machine shop manager; Mabel, the sister, died shortly after her parents in 1946. Image supplied by Sandy Thorburn.
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Cardross Parish Church521 viewsAn old image of Kirkbrae and the original Cardross Parish Church which was destroyed by German bombs in May 1941. Image, date unknown, supplied by Archie McIntyre.
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Colour TV521 viewsColour TV in 1928. Major A.G.Church is on the right of the picture, with John Logie Baird beside the receiver.
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Gareloch view521 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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