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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 2,063
People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

49 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 704 times

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

35 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 782 times

Works of art


Colquhoun-Lady-Helen-w.jpg

53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015
Album viewed 698 times

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

129 files, last one added on Sep 09, 2020
Album viewed 603 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

140 files, last one added on Oct 24, 2020
Album viewed 1450 times

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

68 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2020
Album viewed 873 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


1912_Comet_replica.jpg

111 files, last one added on Jul 31, 2020
Album viewed 389 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


Bonar-Law-birthplace.jpg

21 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 303 times

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

98 files, last one added on Oct 24, 2020
Album viewed 971 times

Organisations


2005-blossom-festival-w.jpg

87 files, last one added on May 01, 2020
Album viewed 883 times

Royal Visits


1965-Royal-Visit-2-w.jpg

29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 648 times

Mansions


Rosneath-Castle-w.jpg

102 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2020
Album viewed 879 times

Places — Burgh


Seafront_weighing_machine.jpg

312 files, last one added on Sep 09, 2020
Album viewed 1681 times

Places — District


School_Road_Rhu.jpg

240 files, last one added on Sep 27, 2020
Album viewed 957 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018
Album viewed 666 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

67 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2020
Album viewed 1404 times

Shops


Miss-Eman_s-shop.jpg

30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 373 times

Transport — General


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

Transport — Railways


railway_100_card.jpg

80 files, last one added on Sep 22, 2020
Album viewed 1010 times

Transport — Steamers


Lady_Clare.jpg

85 files, last one added on Sep 22, 2020
Album viewed 608 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

147 files, last one added on Oct 29, 2020
Album viewed 611 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.

55 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2020
Album viewed 521 times

22 albums on 1 page(s)

2,063 files in 22 albums and 2 categories with 0 comments viewed 1,922,398 times

Random files
The_Empress_19091.jpg
The Empress, circa 19092240 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. 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.
Ardenconnel_House2211.jpg
Ardenconnel House2157 viewsA B-listed mansion in Rhu, built by the Buchanan family in the late 18th century. Ardenconnel was one of the principal estates of the old parish of Row. It was bought in 1899 by the Countrywide Holidays Association, and by 1908 could accommodate 120 guests. The CHA is the oldest walking holiday company in the country, set up in 1893 to encourage participation in, and enjoyment of, the countryside, and to this day, while no longer operating walking holidays, is still working hard to fulfil the vision of founder the Rev T.A.Leonard. The mansion was later converted into modern flats. Image circa 1905.
Rhu-Amateurs-19664108.jpg
Rhu Amateurs1833 viewsThe Rhu Amateurs team and officials Ian McKay, Donny Thomson and Richard Don in August 1966. Captain Finlay Colquhoun is front row centre, with Joe McKell on his right. The back row includes Alistair Glendye, Billy Goodall, keeper Finlay MacDonald, and Jim Shields.
Larchfield-1st-XV-1968.jpg
Larchfield 1st XV 1967-81368 viewsThis Larchfield School 1st XV played 15 matches, winning and losing seven and drawing one. Front: David Ferguson, Nigel Barge, Jeremy Russell, Keith Jamieson; middle: Hugh Walker, Michael Hunter, Stewart Piggott (capt), Kenneth Read, Barry Hunter; back: Alan McKenzie, Hamish Berrie, Tom Stewart, David Taylor, Donald Ferguson, Andrew MacFarlane, Stephen Burnhill. Larchfield is now part of Lomond School.
Hermitage_Park_Well2672.jpg
Hermit's Well1035 viewsLegend has it that a hermit lived in and gave his name to Hermitage Park. This wishing well was known as the Hermit's Well, and it was said that he granted a wish to those who drank from the copper ladle inside. It exists to this day, but is in a very poor state. Image date unknown.
Garelochhead-from-Station-w.jpg
Garelochhead684 viewsA view of Garelochhead from the village station. Image, date unknown, supplied by Gordon Fraser.
Helensburgh-Central-Photo-by-Macneur-_-Bryden-w.jpg
Helensburgh Central761 viewsPassengers board a train at Helensburgh Central Station, possibly circa 1890.The photo was taken for Macneur & Bryden Ltd., stationers and publishers of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper, whose premises were in East Princes Street opposite the station.
Putting-green.jpg
Putting Green898 viewsLooking east along the West Clyde Street putting green on a sunny day in the 1940s. Exact image date unknown.

Last additions
Eileen-Crew-1-w.jpg
Crew of Eileen5 viewsThe crew of Eileen, a 75ft ketch built by William Fife in 1930, from the then Royal Northern Yacht Club at Rhu. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland, whose grandfather, Helensburgh man John Macdonald, worked as a steward on various yachts in the 1930s and later as a catering manager at several golf clubs in the West of Scotland. Names would be welcomed.Oct 29, 2020
WW1-Soldiers-w.jpg
Going to war13 viewsLocal soldiers leaving for World War One. The second and third soldiers in, who have a kit bag between them, both have gassed written next to them. On the back of the original photo was written: 2nd on left back row - killed; soldier in front row 6th from left with dark bear skin over his shoulders - wounded; soldier behind him to the right - prisoner; soldier with a moustache in front of door - prisoner. More details would be welcomed. Copy image supplied by Liz Sutherland.Oct 24, 2020
Rhu-school-c1905-w.jpg
Rhu School c.190518 viewsThe teacher and pupils of Rhu Public School. More details would be welcome. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland.Oct 24, 2020
Rhu-School-Dad-c1935-w.jpg
Rhu School c.193512 viewsThe teacher and pupils of Rhu Primary School. More details would be welcome. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland, whose dad, Howard Macdonald, is first on the left in the back row.Oct 24, 2020
Rhu-school-c1908-w.jpg
Rhu School c.190810 viewsThe teacher and pupils of Rhu Public School. More details would be welcome. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland.Oct 24, 2020
1930s_Rhu_public_school.jpg
1930s Rhu Primary School39 viewsBack row from left, Dawson, Henderson, Hood, Ferguson, Miller, Spy; third row, Hutchison, Godfrey, ?, ?, Finlay, Black, Macdonald, Johnston; second row, McLean, Isobel Macdonald, Dawson, Nairn, Thomson, Ferguson, Henderson; front row, Irvine, Small, Spy, Orr, Hood. Missing, corrected and first names would be welcomed. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland.Oct 13, 2020
1930s_Rhu_Primary_girls.jpg
1930s Rhu Primary School girls13 viewsIsobel Macdonald is in the middle of the front row. Other names would be welcomed. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland.Oct 13, 2020
1944_Hermitage_4th_Year_Boys.jpg
1944 Hermitage 4th Year boys24 viewsBack row from left, Wood, Macfarlane, McAllister, Hume, McKillop, Howie, Rowatt; second row, Tran, Howard Macdonald, Grant, Rankine, Orr, Davis, Gilchrist, Hardy; front row, Thompson, Sutton, Macaulay, Mactaggart, Robb, Dawson, Isbister, Muir. Corrected and first names would be welcomed. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland.

Oct 13, 2020