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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 2,112
People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

49 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 957 times

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

36 files, last one added on Nov 15, 2020
Album viewed 1090 times

Works of art


Rosneath-Shore-by-P_Kerr.jpg

54 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2020
Album viewed 1011 times

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

134 files, last one added on Mar 29, 2021
Album viewed 775 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

141 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2021
Album viewed 2216 times

John Logie Baird


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70 files, last one added on Jan 04, 2021
Album viewed 1196 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


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116 files, last one added on Nov 30, 2020
Album viewed 505 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


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23 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2020
Album viewed 389 times

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

99 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2020
Album viewed 1371 times

Organisations


Millig_SWRI_25th_2001.jpg

89 files, last one added on Nov 29, 2020
Album viewed 1190 times

Royal Visits


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29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 981 times

Mansions


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107 files, last one added on Mar 05, 2021
Album viewed 1186 times

Places — Burgh


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319 files, last one added on Mar 05, 2021
Album viewed 2320 times

Places — District


Strone_Farm.jpg

241 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2021
Album viewed 1299 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

88 files, last one added on Dec 22, 2020
Album viewed 855 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

67 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2020
Album viewed 1865 times

Shops


Miss-Eman_s-shop.jpg

30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 482 times

Transport — General


GCS-bus-w.jpg

44 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2021
Album viewed 535 times

Transport — Railways


Shandon-Station-w.jpg

84 files, last one added on Feb 17, 2021
Album viewed 1393 times

Transport — Steamers


Portincaple_pier.jpg

86 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2021
Album viewed 799 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

152 files, last one added on Mar 29, 2021
Album viewed 759 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 708 times

22 albums on 1 page(s)

2,112 files in 22 albums and 2 categories with 0 comments viewed 1,983,362 times

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Oratorio-Choir4.jpg
Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society1211 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society before a performance in the Victoria Hall in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Front (from left): celloist Rosemary Gillies, Mrs Erskine, conductor Arthur Brocklebank, violinist Mary Gray, violinist Mrs R.Paterson, pianist Doris Bryden; standing: unknown professional drummer, trumpeter Frank O'Donnell, unknown, unknown, bass Robert McLaren, clarinet/sax Johnny Campbell, Peter Reece, unknown, Mr Erskine. Image supplied by Lorraine Cavana.
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Stereoscopic TV644 viewsJohn Logie Baird with his equipment for providing stereoscopic television pictures in colour. The image forming lens is in the box in front of him. He first demonstrated this in 1928. The image was taken in Sydenham in 1942.
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Hill House 'box'175 viewsAn artist's impression of a huge box being erected over the Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion in Upper Colquhoun Street in 2019 so that works can take place to solve damp ingress. in a pioneering conservation programme. The box is a protective steel frame structure covered in chainmail mesh with walkways around the roof and over the house, allowing people to see the house as never before.
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Cobbler summit681 viewsA 1935 image of the summit of the Cobbler mountain near the head of Loch Long at Arrochar, also known as Ben Arthur. It is called the Cobbler because of its resemblance, from a distance, to a cobbler at work.
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Kinnear House572 viewsThis building at the corner of Charlotte Street and Victoria Road in Helensburgh has had several uses over the years. At the time the picture was taken it was Kinnear Private Hotel, but it was also the first St Bride's School and in World War Two was used to billet officers working at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, RAF Helensburgh. Today it is divided into two private dwellings. Image date unknown.

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1962 celebrations701 viewsThe Comet replica steams towards Helensburgh pier accompanied by a flotilla of yachts during the 150th anniversary celebrations. This cutting from the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times was supplied by Bruce Benson.
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Percy Pilcher with his Bat glider946 viewsTaken in 1895, probably at Auchensail Farm, Cardross.
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TS Duchess of Argyll1047 viewsThe 593-ton turbine steamer Duchess of Argyll was built by William Denny & Brothers at Dumbarton in 1906 for the Ardrossan to Arran run. Requisitioned as a transport ship in World War One, she returned to service in the 1919 season, making the Kyles of Bute and Arran run her own. She moved to the long cruises to Inveraray and Campbeltown in 1936, returned to the Kyles of Bute run after the war, and was sold in 1952 to the Admiralty for experimental work at Portland. She was scrapped at Newhaven in 1970.

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Helensburgh Golf Club16 viewsA view of the clubhouse, circa 1944. The club was founded in 1893, with a nine hole course designed by former Open champion 'Old' Tom Morris. This second clubhouse was opened in 1900, and five years later the course was upgraded to 18 holes.Mar 29, 2021
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Ploughing medal14 viewsThis Sterling Medal Victorian Watch Fob, described as a stunning example of the workmanship coming out of the United Kingdom during the mid-19th century, was sold on ebay and fetched over £700. It was presented in 1854 by the Cardross Ploughing Association, affiliated with the Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland and founded in 1784 to promote the regeneration of rural Scotland, as well as the preservation of its poetry, language and music. It was inscribed 'Gained two successive years by John King'.Mar 29, 2021
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Sugar ship282 viewsThe 8,325 ton Greek cargo ship Captayannis lying on a sandbank near to Ardmore Point. On the evening of January 27 1974 the area suffered from a terrific storm which blew the vessel from its anchor and caused it to collide with the BP tanker British Light. The anchor chains of the tanker holed the sugar boat, allowing water to pour into her, so she was beached in the shallow waters over the sandbank. Beyond is Helensburgh seafront and, up the hill, the huge metal box covering the Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion Hill House during extensive repairs. 2020 image by T.Nugent. © Copyright and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.Mar 05, 2021
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Kilmahew Castle168 viewsKilmahew Castle at Cardross was built on land granted to the Napier family by Malcolm, the Earl of Lennox, around 1290. The castle, originally a four-storey 16th century tower house, was built in the 16th century by the Napiers, who owned it until 1820. The estate had to be sold to pay off the last Laird's gambling debts.The ruins were acquired by the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the surrounding estate, in 1948, and the now derelict St Peter's Priests Training College was built nearby. Image c.1906.Mar 05, 2021
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Shandon Station174 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
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TS Empress69 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
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381 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
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Rosneath Castle176 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