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Seafront storm415 viewsLooking east towards the pier on a stormy day, circa 1907.
Cinema staff414 viewsMembers of staff of La Scala Cinema in James Street, Helensburgh, in the 1920s when the importance of going to the cinema was emphasised by the dress of the staff.
Mobile butcher414 viewsThis 1960s image shows the van used by Garelochhead butcher James Miller to trade around the district. Image supplied by Winnie Bolton Miller.
Colour television413 viewsOn July 3 1928, John Logie Baird achieved colour television for the first time. The camera and receiver were modified versions of the mechanically scanned system first demonstrated by Baird in January 1926. Two months later he demonstrated his new discovery to a scientific audience in Glasgow at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The picture is an artistic reconstruction done in 1949 of the July demonstration at his company’s laboratory in London.
Ardlui Hotel413 viewsA bus waits outside Ardlui Hotel — at that time named the Colquhoun Arms Hotel, as is the hotel at Luss. Image circa 1948.
Garelochhead413 viewsA view from the north of the valley down to Garelochhead and the Gareloch beyond. Image circa 1920.
James Gordon Burgess413 viewsA caricature by Helensburgh artist Gregor Ian Smith of James Gordon Burgess, a keen gardener who won two silver bowls outright — for winning each three years in succession — at Helensburgh Flower Shows in the 1930s for carnations grown in his plot in Hermitage Park. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
Rosneath shore413 viewsA sketch of the shore at Rosneath. Date unknown.
“A Fresh Day, Portincaple, Loch Long” by Violet Kay412 viewsViolet MacNeish Kay (1914–1971) was the daughter of well known artist James Kay (1858–1942), who designed their house Crimea on a hill at Whistlefield, overlooking Loch Long, and it is this view that is the subject of many of their paintings. This painting was acquired in 2009 by the Anderson Trust.
Blairnairn Cottage in Glen Fruin412 viewsLooking west in Glen Fruin towards Blairnairn at harvest time. Image date unknown.
Clynder412 viewsA very old view of Clynder and Barremman from Rosneath.
Centenary Cross412 viewsOld postcard with the centenary cross in the middle of Colquhoun Square, and the coat of arms.
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