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Heritage
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 2,100
People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

49 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 845 times

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

36 files, last one added on Nov 15, 2020
Album viewed 946 times

Works of art


Rosneath-Shore-by-P_Kerr.jpg

54 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2020
Album viewed 868 times

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

133 files, last one added on Nov 29, 2020
Album viewed 700 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

140 files, last one added on Oct 24, 2020
Album viewed 1839 times

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

70 files, last one added on Jan 04, 2021
Album viewed 1042 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


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116 files, last one added on Nov 30, 2020
Album viewed 455 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


Bonar-Law-Paris.jpg

23 files, last one added on Dec 23, 2020
Album viewed 355 times

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

99 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2020
Album viewed 1183 times

Organisations


Millig_SWRI_25th_2001.jpg

89 files, last one added on Nov 29, 2020
Album viewed 1036 times

Royal Visits


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29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 775 times

Mansions


Shandon_Hydro_in_snow.jpg

105 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2021
Album viewed 1035 times

Places — Burgh


Hermitage_park_snow.jpg

315 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2021
Album viewed 2033 times

Places — District


Strone_Farm.jpg

241 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2021
Album viewed 1134 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

88 files, last one added on Dec 22, 2020
Album viewed 772 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

67 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2020
Album viewed 1652 times

Shops


Miss-Eman_s-shop.jpg

30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 431 times

Transport — General


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43 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2019
Album viewed 483 times

Transport — Railways


Wee-Arrochar-w.jpg

82 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2020
Album viewed 1228 times

Transport — Steamers


Portincaple_pier.jpg

86 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2021
Album viewed 726 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

151 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2020
Album viewed 706 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 620 times

22 albums on 1 page(s)

2,100 files in 22 albums and 2 categories with 0 comments viewed 1,950,551 times

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Norman_Glen-118.jpg
Helensburgh's Last Provost1569 viewsThe late Norman Glen CBE, the burgh's last Provost, plants a tree in Hermitage Park in November 2001, assisted by his daughters, Mrs Mary Pat Smith and Mrs Nancy Jackson. It replaced one he originally planted to mark the end of his term of office as Provost in 1975. The occasion helped to mark the launch of Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust, formed by people anxious to preserve the burgh's treescape.
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1970s tennis winners949 viewsTrophy winners at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club are seen in this image, circa 1975. From left: Donald Fullarton, Alex Hamilton, Alistair Hope, Marie Dixon, Gill Thomson, Jean Dron, Sue Forster, Lesley Cocks, Duncan Robson, Muriel Borland.
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Redtower1222 viewsAn early interior image of Redtower, 4 Douglas Drive West, Helensburgh, a red sandstone chateau-like mansion built in 1898 by distinguished local architect William Leiper for grocer James Allan. At the end of the 20th century it was bought by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Glasgow and used as a drug rehabilitation centre, but it has since reverted to private use and the name has been changed to Redtowers. Image supplied by Dr Nigel Allan.
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Seafront storm745 viewsLooking east towards the pier on a stormy day, circa 1907.
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Coronation Brownies1035 viewsThe 3rd Helensburgh Brownie Pack pictured with Brown Owl Marion Gillies (nee Dixon), back left, at the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation celebrations at the Hermitage School playing fields at Ardencaple in June 1953, attended by all the town youth groups. The toadstool, which they sang and danced around, was made by her husband-to-be whom she had just met. Image supplied by Marion Gillies.
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Comet replica592 viewsThis working model of Henry Bell's Comet steamship was built and sailed by members of Helensburgh and District Modellers Club, who in August 2012, after the bicentenary celebrations, donated it to Helensburgh Heritage Trust for display in the Heritage Centre in Helensburgh Library in West King Street.
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Rhu Amateurs 19721952 viewsThis picture of the Rhu Amateurs 1967 Scottish Amateur Cup-winning team was taken at New Year 1972, when they lined up against a Rhu Select at Ardenconnel Park. Standing: Billy Goodall, Alistair Glendye, unknown, Finlay MacDonald, Jim Shields, Finlay Colquhoun, unknown; front: unknown, Joe McKell, unknown, unknown, unknown.
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Erecting aerial608 viewsThis image from the 1926 book 'Television: Seeing by Wireless', written by Alfred Dinsdale, A.M.I.R.E., shows John Logie Baird an assistant erecting the aerial at 2T.V., the world's first television broadcasting station at the offices of Television Limited in the heart of London. The receiving station was nine miles away at Harrow. A copy of the first edition of this book fetched over £10,000 at a Christies auction.

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Strone_Farm.jpg
Strone Farm85 viewsA 1905 image of Strone Farm in Glen Fruin.Jan 05, 2021
Hermitage_park_snow.jpg
85 views1915 image of deep snow in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh.Jan 05, 2021
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Baird and Wells32 viewsThe novelist H.G.Wells (1866-1946), one of the earliest writers of science fiction, and John Logie Baird met for the first and only time in October 1931 on board the liner Aquitania, on route to New York. Image first published in Baird's memoirs "Television and Me" by courtesy of the Royal Television Society.Jan 04, 2021
Shandon_Hydro_in_snow.jpg
Snowy Hydro32 viewsA 1904 image of a snowstorm at 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.Jan 02, 2021
Portincaple_pier.jpg
Loch Long pier57 viewsA steamer calls at what is said to have been Portincaple pier, but is more likely to be the old Finnart pier. Image date unknown.Jan 02, 2021
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Baird 193030 viewsA Northcliffe Newspapers photo, dated August 21 1930, captioned: "Mr John L.Baird, of television fame."Dec 24, 2020
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Bannachra Castle42 viewsA colour version of the ruins of Bannachra Castle on the Luss road from Helensburgh, between Cross Keys and Arden. The Castle was in roughly the shape of a parallelogram, 46 feet long and 24 feet wide, and was three storeys high with a barrel vaulted basement, a main or hall floor and an attic floor. It is currently owned by the Lumsden family, which has owned the lands on which the castle is since the 19th century. Reputed to be on the site of a former construction, it was probably built in the 16th century. Image c1940.Dec 24, 2020
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Stormy waters56 viewsA 1904 image of a seafront storm seen from the balcony of the then Queen's Hotel.Dec 24, 2020