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Colquhoun Square west488 viewsA 1959 image of Colquhoun Square, which does not appear to have any lamp posts.
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Gregor Ian Smith488 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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Malig Mill dam488 viewsA rare image of the lade and dam for the Malig Mill in Hermitage Park, situated roughly where Hermitage Bowling Club and the tennis court are now, and in the distance is Hermitage House. The mill, a corn mill thought to have been in operation from the early 1700s, was at the rear of the Victoria Halls, and was demolished early in the 1920s. Image, date unknown, by courtesy of Jim Chestnut.
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Sir Iain Colquhoun of Luss488 viewsSir Iain Colquhoun DSO (1887-1948), 7th Baronet of Luss, Chief of Clan Colquhoun, and Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, was pictured on the steps of the family home, Rossdhu, Luss — now the exclusive Loch Lomond Golf Club — by Robert Thorburn, a keen amateur photographer and grocery store manager who moved to the burgh before 1900. He lived in Helensburgh until his death in 1945. Image circa 1920s supplied by his grandson, Sandy Thorburn.
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West United Free Church488 viewsThe West United Free Church in Colquhoun Square in 1903. Later it became St Andrew's Church of Scotland, then Old and St Andrew's, then the West Kirk, and now Helensburgh Parish Church. Image supplied by a former minister of the church, the Rev David Clark.
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Baird receiver487 viewsJohn Logie Baird is pictured with a C.R.T. receiver, circa 1935.
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Stormy seafront487 viewsThis old picture shows the pier and the esplanade being battered by a storm at high tide. Image date unknown.
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Kidston Point486 viewsA chilly winter afternoon's walk at Kidston Point. Image, date unkown, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Burnfoot485 viewsThe Burnfoot farmhouse at Arden on Loch Lomondside, looking north towards Ben Lomond. Also known as Burnfoot of Ross Farm. Nearby the ferry to Inchmurrin leaves. Image circa 1920.
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Cardross Old Parish Church485 viewsThe church, the second on the site, was built in 1826 to designs by Greenock architect George Dempster. It was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers over the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower and walls were made safe in 1954 as a memorial, with the interior raised as a lawn, and the tower was restored in 1999. The graveyard contains monuments from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. This image taken from the main road was supplied by Donald Fullarton.
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General Booth in Burgh485 viewsGeneral William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, visited Helensburgh on October 26 1910 to give a lecture in the Victoria Hall, staying overnight with the Kidston family at Ferniegair. He is pictured at Helensburgh pier the next day before leaving for Port Glasgow, with Provost David S.Maclachlan saying farewell. The gentleman in the bowler hat is the Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Lord Inverclyde. Image supplied by Provost Billy Petrie.
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On parade485 viewsArgyll and Sutherlands Highlanders Territorials on parade outside the Lomond Street Drill Hall in September 1939. From left: Lachie McDonald, Jimmy Handyside, Jock McDonald. Image supplied by Mrs Betty Stewart, Lachie's daughter/
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