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Hermitage patients582 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street.
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Sunday School outing582 viewsSome of the young people who attended the St Michael and All Angels Church, Helensburgh, Sunday School outing in 1929. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Gaby Fay and Jean Clyde581 viewsHelensburgh stage star Jean Clyde (right) pictured with her sister-in-law, Birmingham-born character actress Dorothy Fay Hammerton, was the wife of Jean's actor and director brother David. In 1936, two years after the couple moved to Hollywood, she made her screen debut billed as Gaby Fay. She changed her stage name to Fay Holden, and for the next two decades played supporting roles in numerous films, frequently cast as a warm, devoted mother. She retired in 1958.
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Glen Fruin581 viewsA trap goes down the hill towards Drumfad Farm in Glen Fruin. The picture was published by M. & J.Brown, Photographers and Miniature Painters, of West Bay Studio, Helensburgh, circa 1920.
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PS Talisman581 viewsThe North British steamer Talisman, built in 1896 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow, for the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. Undertook World War One service as HMS Talla sweeping mines at Troon and Portsmouth. On refit after the war, the deck saloon was extended the full width of the hull and the bridge was moved forward of the funnel. She was on the Rothesay and Kyles of Bute service until the end of the 1934 season, and then was scrapped at Barrow. Image circa 1920.
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PS Waverley581 viewsBuilt by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow in 1946, the 693-ton Waverley entered service in 1947 and is the world's last sea-going paddler. She replaced the previous Waverley, built in 1899 and sunk at Dunkirk in 1940, she cruised to all parts of the Clyde Estuary until withdrawn after the 1973 season by Caledonian-MacBrayne. Next year she was sold to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society after a massive public campaign in Scotland, and re-entered service in 1975 with support from local authorities. She calls regularly at Helensburgh during the summer. She is pictured at Gourock in 1970.
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Garelochhead580 viewsA view of Garelochhead from the station. Date unknown.
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Garelochhead580 viewsA view of Garelochhead from the railway station. Image circa 1943.
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Kidston Park bandstand580 viewsThe now demolished bandstand at Kidston Park. Bought from the Duke of Argyll in 1877 for £650 by William Kidston with help from Sir James Colquhoun and others, it was formerly Cairndhu Point — known locally as Neddy's Point after a well known fisherman and ferryman who lived nearby — but was renamed Kidston Park from 1889 when Mr Kidston left money to support its maintenance and requested the change. The bandstand was used by the boys bands from the Training Ships Cumberland and Empress. Image circa 1925.
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Dalandhui and Garelochhead579 viewsLooking west from Garelochhead across the Gareloch towards Dalandhui on the left and the rest of the village, circa 1910.
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Scanner579 viewsA 30 facet mirror drum flying spot scanner. Image circa 1931.
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Glenmallon578 viewsThe hamlet of Glenmallon on the Loch Longside road north of Finnart. Image, date unknown, from the collection of Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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