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Garelochhead Hotel view300 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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Jack Buchanan300 viewsA studio photo of a youthful Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born 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.
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Scanner300 viewsA 30 facet mirror drum flying spot scanner. Image circa 1931.
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Novelty postcard300 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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Prince William-3300 viewsHRH Prince William of Wales visited HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane on October 19 2007 in his honorary Royal Navy capacity as Commodore-in-Chief Scotland and Submarines. He is pictured on board the Sandown class minehunter HMS Bangor, with Commodore Chris Hockley behind him, and he enjoyed a guided tour and lunch with the ship's company. Prince William is currently a serving Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry, also known as the Blues and Royals.


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Ben Lomond299 viewsAn 1880s photograph of the Ben taken from the grounds of Tarbet Hotel.
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The Burgess brothers299 viewsThe Burgess brothers, members of a well known Helensburgh family, are pictured in their Scout uniforms in 1914. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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John Logie Baird299 viewsA portrait of the inventor of television.
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Comet Replica298 viewsThe Comet replica built in 1962 and steamed across the Clyde to mark the 150th anniversary of Henry Bell's Comet, seen in its permanent home in Port Glasgow.
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Jack The Lad298 viewsHelensburgh-born Jack Buchanan (1891-1957), a major UK musical comedy, revue and film star, choreographer, director, producer and manager, demonstrates his disarming, casual style, with fellow members of the 'Helensburgh Entertainers' in 1926.
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Leaving Tarbet pier298 viewsA steamer — identity unknown — leaves Tarbet pier, looking north on Loch Lomond. Image circa 1920.
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1921 Swimming Gala297 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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