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Garelochhead Hotel view293 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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1921 Swimming Gala292 viewsThe Meechan brothers took this picture of crowds watching a swimming competition on a June Saturday on the east side of Helensburgh pier, 18 years before the town's outdoor swimming pool opened. Some of the boats are the town's old jollyboats, which used to be laid up beside the East Esplanade.
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Helensburgh Central292 viewsA view of Helensburgh Central Station taken from the Grant Street footbridge on May 28 1971, showing the two sidings to the right.
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Larchfield School292 viewsA 1951 image of the staff and pupils of Helensburgh's Larchfield School outside the Colquhoun Street building. It later became part of Lomond School, but when that was consolidated on the St Bride's site it was sold to Cala Homes for development. The headmaster at the time was Stephen Hutchinson, later to become a minister, and other masters included Mr Barclay-Smith, Mr Goldsmith, Mr Denny and Mr Geddes. Image supplied by former pupil Thomas Mann.
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Helensburgh Dorian Choir292 viewsDate not known.
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Rhu Bay292 viewsA 1902 image of Rhu Bay with the village beyond.
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Leaving Tarbet pier292 viewsA steamer — identity unknown — leaves Tarbet pier, looking north on Loch Lomond. Image circa 1920.
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Loch Lomond291 viewsAn aerial view of Loch Lomond, which is 23 miles long and, at its widest, five miles wide. To the left is the 3,192 feet Ben Lomond. Image circa 1982.
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Novelty postcard291 viewsA 1911 novelty postcard bearing Greetings from Helensburgh, which shows the Training Ship Empress moored in the Gareloch at Rhu, and below it a scene in which the young man on the left is saying "I am having a change, different girl again".
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Spirited Performance290 viewsThe cast of the Garelochhead Players production of 'Blithe Spirit' in April 1982.
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Jack Buchanan290 viewsAn autographed photograph of Helensburgh-born Jack Buchanan, the international entertainer and Hollywood film star. Born on April 2 1891, he grew up in the town and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66. Image date unknown.
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Victoria Hall Drama290 viewsThe cast of the Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club production of 'Night Must Fall', with Jill Grattidge (2nd left) and Tom Gallacher (centre) who was later to become a leading Scottish playwright. Date unknown, but at the time Tom worked as a Helensburgh Advertiser reporter.
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