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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


22 2,108
People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

49 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 906 times

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

36 files, last one added on Nov 15, 2020
Album viewed 1012 times

Works of art


Rosneath-Shore-by-P_Kerr.jpg

54 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2020
Album viewed 932 times

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

133 files, last one added on Nov 29, 2020
Album viewed 731 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

141 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2021
Album viewed 2032 times

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

70 files, last one added on Jan 04, 2021
Album viewed 1108 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


comet_centenary_poster_p3.jpg

116 files, last one added on Nov 30, 2020
Album viewed 476 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


Bonar-Law-Paris.jpg

23 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2020
Album viewed 372 times

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

99 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2020
Album viewed 1269 times

Organisations


Millig_SWRI_25th_2001.jpg

89 files, last one added on Nov 29, 2020
Album viewed 1117 times

Royal Visits


1965-Royal-Visit-2-w.jpg

29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 906 times

Mansions


Rosneath-Castle-w~0.jpg

106 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2021
Album viewed 1107 times

Places — Burgh


Empty-bandstand-w.jpg

318 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2021
Album viewed 2173 times

Places — District


Strone_Farm.jpg

241 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2021
Album viewed 1219 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

88 files, last one added on Dec 22, 2020
Album viewed 806 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

67 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2020
Album viewed 1749 times

Shops


Miss-Eman_s-shop.jpg

30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 461 times

Transport — General


GCS-bus-w.jpg

44 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2021
Album viewed 507 times

Transport — Railways


Shandon-Station-w.jpg

84 files, last one added on Feb 17, 2021
Album viewed 1308 times

Transport — Steamers


Portincaple_pier.jpg

86 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2021
Album viewed 758 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

151 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2020
Album viewed 725 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 Jul 05, 2020
Album viewed 661 times

22 albums on 1 page(s)

2,108 files in 22 albums and 2 categories with 0 comments viewed 1,966,785 times

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HMS_Jamaica.jpg
HMS Jamaica847 viewsA June 1960 image of HMS Jamaica laid up in the Gareloch. Taken by Stewart Noble on board Tommy Wright's Gareloch yacht Catriona.
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Garelochhead840 viewsA striking view of Garelochhead from up the hill across the Gareloch, circa 1906.
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Jack Buchanan694 viewsAn autographed photo of Helensburgh-born Jack Buchanan, the international entertainer and Hollywood film star. Born on April 2 1891, he grew up in the town and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66.
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PS Kenilworth794 viewsA 390-ton paddle steamer built in 1898 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse for the North British Steam Packet Company, she operated on the Clyde until 1937, serving initially on the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. She was refurbished and reboilered in 1915 and saw limited World War One service from 1917-19 as a minesweeper on the South Coast. Upon her return she reopened the Arrochar excursion service. Retired in 1937, she was broken up the following year at the yard where she had been constructed.
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Bowls at Shandon Hydro.1294 viewsTwo gentlemen are seen playing bowls on the lawn of Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished. Image circa 1905.
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Second Rhu Church751 viewsA very old image of the second Row Kirk which stood from 1763-1851 when the present church and tower was built. The first Row Kirk was completed in 1649, a year after the Parish of Row was created from lands belonging to the ancient parishes of Cardross and Rosneath.
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Baird's childhood home981 viewsHelensburgh-born TV inventor John Logie Baird poses outside the family home, The Lodge, in West Argyle Street, in 1900.
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Sheepdog trials1536 viewsA young lady with dogs at the Helensburgh and District Sheepdog Trials at Camis Eskan Farm, circa 1930. Photo by James Russell, Alexandria.

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Shandon-Station-w.jpg
Shandon Station40 viewsShandon Station on the West Highland Line, which was opened in 1894. Like all the other local upper stations except Rhu, it was designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.Feb 17, 2021
TS_Empress_and_tender.jpg
TS Empress20 viewsA 1915 image of the raining ship Empress moored in the Gareloch, with its tender beyond. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time.Feb 15, 2021
GCS-bus-w.jpg
262 viewsA green Garelochhead Coach Services Regent bus is pictured on a rainy day outside Helensburgh Central Station. Image, date unknown,© A.Murray-Rust licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.Feb 15, 2021
Rosneath-Castle-w~0.jpg
Rosneath Castle40 viewsCompleted in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961. Image date 1919.Feb 15, 2021
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Seafront bandstand134 viewsAn old image of the bandstand on Helensburgh's West Esplanade, with the Granary building and the Old Parish Church beyond. Image date unknown.Feb 15, 2021
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Blue Train40 viewsA Blue Train approaching Cardross from Helensburgh, viewed from Coronation Park, Port Glasgow. Image, date unkniwn, © Thomas Nugent licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.Feb 15, 2021
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Colquhoun Street18 viewsA 1912 image showing a horse and cart moving down Colquhoun Street.Feb 15, 2021
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Ardencaple Quadrant27 viewsArdencaple Quadrant, built originally to house those who had been injured in the First World War, seen beyond the greenhouse of Ferniegair which was demolished in the 1960s. Image date unknown.Feb 15, 2021