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Grindwheel1040 viewsThis has been placed below the dated roundels of Malig Mill. These remains are in Hermitage Park and to the rear of the Victoria Halls.
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Knockderry Castle1036 viewsA view of Knockderry Castle at Cove, published by MacFarlane Brothers of Cove, circa 1908. Built on the site of a Danish fort about 1855 to the design of the famous architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Knockderry Castle became the family home of the Templeton carpet manufacturing family. In 1896-7 another famous architect, William Leiper, designed an extension and a lodge for John Templeton, and a famous guest of his at the castle was millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. For some years a hotel, it is now a private residence again.
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Shandon Hydro1032 viewsShandon Hydro and the extensive gardens. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished.
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Class of '581017 viewsA group of Hermitage School pupils pictured in 1958.
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Malig Mill inscription with dates1009 viewsThese have been placed on one wall. According to one written source the original mill was rebuilt. The dates may or may not support this.
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Hermitage School 3rd year1007 viewsThe Hermitage School 3rd year class, circa 1957. Back: Donald Burt, Donald Robertson, Thomson Martin, Ian Munro, Gordon Tran (who supplied the image), Glen Marsland, Ian Black, Kenneth McLaren, Billy Galloway, Ian Miller; middle: Frank Cowe, Anne Hollingsworth, John Trail, Eleanor McGurk, David Norman, Margaret Burgess, Eric Wheldon, Vance Bride; front: Rosemary Young, unknown, Dorothy Calderwood, Moira Beveridge, teacher Jack Younger, Marjory Begg, Elizabeth Minnis, Marie Burnie, Christine Maitland.
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Rosneath Castle1005 viewsThe castle and grounds from the air. Completed in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961. Image date unknown.
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Hartfield House1000 viewsThis Cove mansion was owned by James, Lord Inverclyde, second son of the first Lord Inverclyde, and grandson of Sir George Burns, Bart., founder of the Cunard Line. An enthusiastic yachtsman, he was Vice-Commodore of the Royal Northern Yacht Club at Rhu and a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, president of the Scottish Hockey Association, a cricketer, curler, and tennis player. He leased the shooting on Rosneath moor from the Duke of Argyll. Image date unknown.
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Country dance class998 viewsMembers of a country dance class run in Rhu Village Hall by nursery gardener Alec Parlane. Image supplied by Alistair Quinlan, circa 1955.
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Clyde Street School Choir995 viewsWinners of the premier award at the Glasgow Music Festival in 1955, with music teacher Mrs Frances Gillies (then Miss Marshall) and head teacher Alex Douglas. Back: Marilyn White, -, Elizabeth Soutar, Anne Soutar, Mary McKinnon, -, the late Mrs Anne Hill, -, Molly Oswald; 2nd back: Mary Cranston, -, Rae Dennett, -, Donald Scott, -, Ronnie MacLean, -, Catriona McKinnon, Janet Fagan, -; 3rd back: Dolina Buchanan, -, Michael Kipling, Ilona Symons, Tom Spence, -, Jim Graham, -, -; front: -, -, Elizabeth Trail, -, Agnes Dennett, -, John McPhail, -, Willie Beeson, Elspeth Williamson, Rhoda McKinnon, Sheila Sommerville. More names would be welcomed.
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Bellcairn House994 viewsA Cove mansion designed by architect William Landless in 1876.
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Helensburgh Football Club circa 1925984 viewsSitting on the far right, centre row, is the 1890s ex-Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Matt Dickie.
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