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Welcome to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust GalleryWithin this gallery are all the images. If you click the link above you will find the albums containing the images


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People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

49 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 354 times

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

35 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 383 times

Works of art


Colquhoun-Lady-Helen-w.jpg

53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015
Album viewed 338 times

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

121 files, last one added on Mar 27, 2020
Album viewed 371 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

132 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 597 times

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

65 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2019
Album viewed 427 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


Comet_painting_1.jpg

110 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2019
Album viewed 226 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


Bonar-Law-birthplace.jpg

21 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 167 times

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

92 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2020
Album viewed 470 times

Organisations


1970s_Hel_ScCDance.jpg

81 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2020
Album viewed 441 times

Royal Visits


1965-Royal-Visit-2-w.jpg

29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 329 times

Mansions


Geilston-House.jpg

102 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2020
Album viewed 451 times

Places — Burgh


Helensburgh_pierhouse.jpg

306 files, last one added on Jan 11, 2020
Album viewed 799 times

Places — District


Geilston-Hall.jpg

232 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2020
Album viewed 462 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018
Album viewed 366 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017
Album viewed 646 times

Shops


Miss-Eman_s-shop.jpg

30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 216 times

Transport — General


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43 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2019
Album viewed 247 times

Transport — Railways


1957-Wee-Arrochar-w.jpg

76 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2020
Album viewed 475 times

Transport — Steamers


Rhu-or-Shandon-pier.jpg

82 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2020
Album viewed 338 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

142 files, last one added on Mar 27, 2020
Album viewed 294 times

Old Postcards


Helensburgh_1903.jpeg

These images are copies of old postcards and some are watermarked. Please respect this website by not copying the images.

54 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015
Album viewed 285 times

22 albums on 1 page(s)

2,003 files in 22 albums and 2 categories with 0 comments viewed 1,843,340 times

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Granary-bus-crash-w.jpg
Granary bus crash583 viewsA Garelochhead Coach Services bus crashed into the Granary Restaurant on West Clyde Street after careering down Sinclair Street when the brakes failed. The driver of a Saturday bus from Luss elected to hit the building rather than land on the shore, and was widely praised for his skill in avoiding pedestrians. No-one was seriously injured. Image c.1958 supplied by Robbie Don.
Annie-Baird-statue.jpg
Sister unveils bust866 viewsMiss Annie Baird, sister of John Logie Baird, unveiled a bust of the TV inventor in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960. Also in the picture are the Rev Robert Cairns, minister of St Bride's Church where Baird's father was minister. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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Craigendoran Station pier platform1457 viewsThe platform at Craigendoran Station which brought trippers direct to the steamers at the pier, and one steamer can be seen. Both the station and the piers were built in 1882 after a plan to extend the Helensburgh line through the town centre to Helensburgh pier fell through because of local opposition. Image date unknown.
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Portrait688 viewsAn August 23 1930 photo of John Logie Baird.
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Colquhoun Square Centenary Cross1080 viewsMembers of the public and two police officers in Colquhoun Square before the Centenary Monument was moved from the centre of the square to the north west quadrant. Date unknown.
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West Esplanade710 viewsRelaxing on the grass of the West Esplanade in Helensburgh, with big trees in the gardens of the seafront villas and one of the now demolished shelters in the distance. Image circa 1935.
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Waiting for the Princess851 viewsA group of eager cubs from the 1st Craigendoran Scouts await the arrival of Princess Margaret to open the former Old Parish Church on Helensburgh seafront in its new incarnation as a Church of Scotland hostel for servicemen and women on March 29 1959. Image supplied by Alistair Quinlan.
Pool_and_seafront.jpg
Outdoor pool822 viewsHelensburgh's outdoor pool on a sunny summer day, with townsfolk and trippers on the beach beyond. The Granary Restaurant and the Old Parish Church are prominent. Image date unknown.

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1970s_Hel_ScCDance.jpg
Tuesday dancing12 viewsThe Helensburgh Scottish Country Dance Dance Tuesday Class Ball at the Ardencaple Hotel in January 1973. Rear (from left): Willie Gilvear, Jack Gregor, Bob Laird, Roy Bain, George Rennie, Helen Bain, Jessie Gilvear, Janie Murray, Douglas McIlroy; middle: Margaret Thomson, Joyce Gregor, Norah Dunn, Chrissie Clark, Cath Twigg, Isa McIlroy, Etta Rennie, Enid Shearer, Elizabeth Howden, Margaret Irvine; front: Kay Campbell, Dorothy Ross, Sheila Wilson, Peggy Rose, Mary Ross, Mrs Murray. Image supplied by Anne Thorn.Mar 31, 2020
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Busy Gala30 viewsHelensburg swimming pool is packed with spectators for a Helensburgh Swimming Club gala c.1936 — and the East Bay beyond is equally busy with sunseekers.Mar 27, 2020
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News by postcard16 viewsThe February 13 1907 front page of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper featured on a promotional postcard.Mar 27, 2020
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Arrochar House Hotel21 viewsOriginally the ancestral seat of the Clan McFarlane, the hotel was founded in 1697. Originally Inverioch House, it became Arrochar House, then the Arrochar House Hotel which it was when this photo was taken. By 1950 it was owned and being run as a temperance hotel by Mrs Annie McLeod. In the 1970s Bobby Campbell from Alexandria bought it and changed the name to the Cobbler Hotel. In the 1980s Pam and Maurice Root-Reid bought the hotel from Mr Campbell, and they built a large extension to the right. In 2004 Wallace Arnold/Sheerings bought the hotel and changed the name to Claymore Hotel.Mar 21, 2020
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Arrochar Hotel50 viewsAn old view of the Arrochar Hotel. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time. Image circa 1916.Mar 21, 2020
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Enjoying camp81 viewsHelensburgh Territorials in camp in May 1942.Mar 16, 2020
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Wee Arrochar45 viewsThe 'Wee Arrochar' train near Whistlefield in 1957. This LNER Class C15 Reid N.B. design locomotive, weighing 60 tons, was one of a class which dated from 1911 and was built by the Yorkshire Engine Co. It was one of three which operated the push and pull service from Craigendoran to Arrochar. Two years later a diesel railbus took over the service.Mar 16, 2020
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Geilston House46 viewsGeilston House in Cardross, former home of Miss Elizabeth Hendry and Miss Margaret Bell, now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Dating from 1666 or earlier, it began as a modest thatched laird's house, was expanded to become a villa, and finally a decorated cottage linked to a walled garden. The entire house appears to have been thatched until the early 19th century. Its extensive 200 year-old garden is a popular tourist attraction. Photo by Stewart Noble.Mar 02, 2020