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Reece's Sweet Shop341 viewsMargaret Reece outside her sweet shop at the corner of Maitland Street and East Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Image, date unknown, supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Rhu Village341 viewsRhu Church and the village shops are pictured, circa 1905. The picture was published by Winton, Stationer, Post Office, Rhu.
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Rosneath shore341 viewsA sketch of the shore at Rosneath. Date unknown.
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Dad and friend340 viewsThe Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with Baird's childhood friend and later financial backer, entertainer and film star Jack Buchanan, who lived across the road in West Argyle Street, in 1900.
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Old Luss Road340 viewsA 1909 Helensburgh image captioned: "The silent snow possess'd the Old Luss Road".
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Queen's Hotel340 viewsThe Queen's Hotel was originally Baths House, built by Henry Bell, who built Europe's first commercial steamship the Comet in 1812. The building has had many alterations but still stands on East Clyde Street, having been converted into flats. Image circa 1945, published by M.C.Robertson, West End Library, Helensburgh.
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Barremman Pier339 viewsThe pier at Barremman, Clynder, built about 1877 on the instructions of Robert Thom, owner of Barremman Estate, is pictured, circa 1904. It was blown up by the Army in November 1967 as it was the cheapest way to demolish the pier, which had become unsafe.
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Argyll Street Cricket Club339 viewsThis is a photo of Larchfield School pupils taken by John Logie Baird in about 1900 at the Larchfield cricket field near the Duchess Wood at Ardencaple. His friend Jack Buchanan, later to become a famous entertainer, is seated on the right with his cap at a rakish angle. Professor Malcolm Baird, who kindly supplied the image, says: “There are ten people in the group, and it is possible that JLB was the 11th member of the team! There is nothing more on record."
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Percy Pilcher with the Bat339 viewsPercy Pilcher and his sister Ella with the Bat glider at Cardross in 1895.
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Rhu Bay339 viewsA yacht and two other vessels lie at anchor in Rhu Bay during the Second World War. Image, published by Winton, Post Office, Rhu, circa 1944.
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St Bride's Church339 viewsOriginally known as the West Parish Church, St Bride's Church at the corner of William Street and West King Street was opened on March 10 1878. Its first minister was the Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird. In 1981 it was united with the then Old and St Andrew's Church in Colquhoun Square to become the West Kirk, and a few years later it was demolished and replaced by a new burgh library and flats.
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Baird's electric light plant338 viewsAs a schoolboy John Logie Baird installed an electric light plant in the family home, the Manse, in West Argyle Street, Helensburgh. He is seen here with part of the plant. A home-made dynamo was driven by a water-wheel connected to the water main, and with a collection of jam jars and sheet lead successfully generated current.
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