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454 viewsThe Christmas card of the Training Ship Empress which was moored in the Gareloch off Kidston Point from 1889 to 1923. Image supplied by Robert Pool, whose great grandfather James McDonald was a boy on the Training Ship Cumberland and a teacher on the Empress.
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Clynder453 viewsA very old view of Clynder and Barremman from Rosneath.
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Gareloch sunset453 viewsYachts moored on the Gareloch at Rhu in the sunset, circa 1935.
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Garelochhead453 viewsA view from the north of the valley down to Garelochhead and the Gareloch beyond. Image circa 1920.
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St Michael's Church453 viewsSir Robert Rowan Anderson, a pupil of George Gilbert Scott, designed St Michael and All Angels Scottish Episcopal Church, at the corner of William Street and West Princes Street, and maintained an interest in the subsequent decorative additions. Amongst the important contributors to the cost of its erection in 1867 was William Gladstone. Image published by M.C.Robertson, West End Library, Helensburgh, circa 1912.
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Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr452 viewsA Front of House Lobby Card featuring Burt Lancaster and Helensburgh film star Deborah Kerr in the MGM production of 'The Gypsy Moths'. A 1969 American film, directed by John Frankenheimer, it was based on the novel of the same name by James Drought. It is the story of three barnstorming skydivers and their effect on a midwestern American town. At the time, the sport of skydiving was in its infancy.
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Hermitage patients452 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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“Portincaple – Loch Long” by Evelyn Carslaw452 viewsThis work by Evelyn Carslaw (1881–1968), a Glasgow Girl contemporary of Norah Neilson Gray, was donated to the Anderson Trust by her son John Carslaw, himself a painter and a Trustee. The painting invites comparison with an earlier painting in the Collection of the same view by John Reid Murray, and with two paintings acquired in 2009 by a more recent artist who also lived and painted at Portincaple, Violet MacNeish Kay (1914–1971).
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William Taynton452 viewsWilliam Taynton is seen with large cathode ray tubes at Radiolympia in 1939.
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Looking north from pier451 viewsA view looking up Helensburgh pier towards Colquhoun Street, with the outdoor pool entrance on the right. Image, circa 1976, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Hermitage House450 viewsAn image taken not long before the 1963 demolition of Hermitage House in Hermitage Park. Originally the home of the Cramb family, who sold what was then called Cramb Park to the Town Council in 1911 for £3,750, the mansion served as a World War One hospital for the wounded, then became an annexe to Hermitage School. After 1926 it became a council workshop and store. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Auchendennan450 viewsAuchendennan House was from 1945 to 2013 a Youth Hostel and is reputed to have its own ghost. This view, circa 1956, shows Loch Lomond and Inchmurrin island beyond. Used for hunting by Robert the Bruce when he lived at Cardross, and then a church possession of Dunbarton, Auchendennan was feued about the time of Flodden to one of the Dennistouns, Andrew of Cardross, whose descendants held it for 100 years and then the Napiers of Kilmahew for another 100 years. The present mansion was built in 1867 by Glasgow merchant George Martin, and it is now back in private ownership.
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