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Centenary Cross457 viewsOld postcard with the centenary cross in the middle of Colquhoun Square, and the coat of arms.
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Knockderry Castle457 viewsA 1902 image of Knockderry Castle, high above the Cove shore. Built on the site of a Danish fort about 1855 to the design of the famous architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, the 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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Rhu by Wimbush457 viewsA painting of Rhu Bay in the 1890s by prolific artist Henry M.Wimbush.
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Rosneath shore457 viewsA sketch of the shore at Rosneath. Date unknown.
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Farewell to Rhu Ellen457 viewsYoung people before the Rhu Ellen Hotel at Rhu closed. They include David Urquhart, Claire Mandsley, Gavin Bowman, Seonaid Brown, Craig MacPhee, Fenella Venton, Sean ?, Alison Moncrieff, Gary Todd, ?, Malky Pearson, Stewart Jeffrey, Barbara Gilchrist, ?, Julie Johnston, Louise Roberts, and Sarah Curry. Image, taken by Stewart Cunningham for the Helensburgh Advertiser, supplied by Seonaid Brown through the Helensburgh Memories Facebook page.
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1921 Swimming Gala456 viewsThe Meechan brothers took this picture of crowds watching a swimming competition on a June Saturday on the east side of Helensburgh pier, 18 years before the town's outdoor swimming pool opened. Some of the boats are the town's old jollyboats, which used to be laid up beside the East Esplanade.
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1906 car456 viewsJohn Logie Baird (right) and a friend are seens in his 'Reaper and Binder' three-wheeled car in the Trossachs in 1906. The car was later written off after a crash on the Loch Lomond road.
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Detail from Hill House456 viewsThis study of a stencilled wallpaper in Mackintosh's Hill House at the top of Upper Colquhoun Street was taken by Colin Baxter for the book 'Remembering Charles Rennie Mackintosh' by Alistair Moffat, published in 1989 by Seven Hill Books, and is copyright Colin Baxter Photography.
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Garelochhead shops456 viewsThe Main Street and shops in Garelochhead. Image date unknown.
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Deborah Kerr in 'The Arrangement'455 viewsHelensburgh-born star of film and theatre Deborah Kerr is seen in an emotional scene from the 1969 film 'The Arrangement', based on the best-selling novel by Elia Kazan. She portrayed the unhappy wife of an advertising executive who had left her for another woman, co-starring with Kirk Douglas and Faye Dunaway.
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Garelochhead455 viewsLooking north towards east Garelochhead. Image circa 1905.
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Hermitage Hospital fundraising455 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. Patients also raised funds. Photo by Helensburgh lamplighter Edward Graham, supplied by his great great grandson Ian MacQuire.
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