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Royal Visit to Base344 viewsThe late Queen Mother talks to naval wives and children during a visit to the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968.
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Malig Mill dam343 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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Packed pier343 viewsHelensburgh pier, outdoor pool and seafront are packed on a sunny summer day in 1935.
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Sailing ship Helensburgh343 viewsThe three masted iron full-rigged ship named Helensburgh, a fine main skysail yarder, was built by Robert Duncan of Port Glasgow in 1883 for Thom & Cameron of Glasgow, but in 1906 they sold her to a Norwegian, M.H.Bruusgaard of Drammen, who renamed her Marita. During World War One she was stopped and sunk on April 23 1917 by a German submarine, U-82, about 110 miles west of St Kilda while on passage from Buenos Aires to Aarhus with a cargo of grain. Image date unknown.
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Baird bust342 viewsA bust of John Logie Baird was unveiled in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960 by his sister Miss Annie Baird, who was introduced by Provost J.McLeod Williamson. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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Baird receiver342 viewsJohn Logie Baird is pictured with a C.R.T. receiver, circa 1935.
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Luss from pier342 viewsAn old photo of Luss from the village pier. Image date unknown.
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Prince William-3342 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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Rhu Narrows342 viewsAn old image of the Gareloch from above Clynder showing Rhu Narrows as it used to be, before the passage between the Spit and Rosneath was widened for use by naval vessels and submarines. Image date unknown.
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Nance Anderson MBE341 viewsA caricature by local artist Gregor Ian Smith of his close friend, Annie Templeton Anderson, who was a Helensburgh Town Councillor for ten years and the burgh's first woman Bailie. The Anderson Trust collection of paintings, many of them bequeathed by her, was established in her memory.
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Plaque unveiling341 viewsHastings museum curator Miss Victoria Williams tells a story about John Logie Baird and his work in Hastings at the unveiling on March 12 1997 of a plaque at the house in Linton Crescent where he lived in the early 1920s and developed his invention of television. Centre is Dr Brian Manley, president of the Institute of Physics, and right is the Mayor of Hastings.
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Flywheel and anvil341 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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