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Hermitage Secondary 3B 19581469 viewsBack row: X, Alex Smith, David Galloway, X, Alasdair Glendye, X, X, X, X, Alastair McIntyre, Colin McCallum, Jean Crook, Maray Cranstoun; 2nd back row: Lindsay Malan, Helen Murdoch, Sylvie Gilchrist, Molly Oswald, X, X, X, X, X, X; 2nd front row: X, Janet Fagan, X, X, X, Mr. Smith, X, X, X, X, Irene McLaren; front row: X, John Potter, Jim Graham, Robert Cameron, X, John McPhail. Image supplied by Jim Graham. More names would be welcomed.
Rosneath Castle1461 viewsCompleted 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.
View from pier 19011454 viewsThis view from the pierhead looking up Colquhoun Street was taken in 1901, but it is not known why a large crowd had gathered and what they were looking at. The shops are Robert Brown's wines and spirits and Lachlan McLachlan's very popular bakery. In 1929 the building which housed the two shops was demolished to allow the National Bank of Scotland to be built, and Lachlan McLachlan moved his business to Garelochhead where he worked until his death in 1951. Image supplied by Pat Drayton.
Pupils of Glen Fruin School circa 1910-121452 viewsThree of the pupils are James, Graham, and Robert Douglas Thorburn. The picture was taken by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn.
Shandon Hydro1449 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.
1956 Hermitage class1437 viewsMrs Purdie's class at Hermitage School, Helensburgh, in 1956. Image supplied by Rosemary Edmeades (nee Rae), of Southern California, USA. She is seen third from Mrs Purdie's left.
Rosneath School1435 viewsRosneath School at the Clachan, when the uniform was rather different from today. Image date unknown.
St Bride's School1433 viewsSt Bride's School for girls at 10 Stafford Street, which was founded in 1895. In 1977 it merged with Larchfield School for boys to become Lomond School. The St Bride's building was largely destroyed in an overnight fire in 1997, but was rebuilt to house the senior and top primary pupils. Image circa 1911.
Bellcairn House1414 viewsA Cove mansion designed by architect William Landless in 1876.
Hartfield House1412 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. Later it belonged to his son Alan, the 4th Baron, and then became a YMCA holiday home. The mansion was demolished in the 1960s. Image date unknown.
Academy opening1412 viewsProvost William Petrie OBE JP DL of Argyll and Bute Council, a former pupil who met his wife Jean at the original Hermitage School, officially opens the second Hermitage Academy at Colgrain on June 4 2008, watched by headmaster Geoff Urie.
Bandstand and Garage1406 viewsA view of the Helensburgh seafront bandstand with the Granary building in the distance during the period that it was a Garage and Wolseley Depot, circa 1920.
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