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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 2,024
People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

49 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 463 times

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

35 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 499 times

Works of art


Colquhoun-Lady-Helen-w.jpg

53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015
Album viewed 445 times

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

126 files, last one added on May 22, 2020
Album viewed 446 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

133 files, last one added on May 08, 2020
Album viewed 827 times

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

66 files, last one added on Apr 14, 2020
Album viewed 553 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


Comet_painting_1.jpg

110 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2019
Album viewed 271 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


Bonar-Law-birthplace.jpg

21 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 211 times

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

95 files, last one added on May 17, 2020
Album viewed 606 times

Organisations


2005-blossom-festival-w.jpg

87 files, last one added on May 01, 2020
Album viewed 567 times

Royal Visits


1965-Royal-Visit-2-w.jpg

29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 422 times

Mansions


Geilston-House.jpg

102 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2020
Album viewed 593 times

Places — Burgh


East-Bay-quiet-w.jpg

309 files, last one added on May 08, 2020
Album viewed 1046 times

Places — District


Garelochhead-w~0.jpg

233 files, last one added on Apr 14, 2020
Album viewed 621 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018
Album viewed 450 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017
Album viewed 888 times

Shops


Miss-Eman_s-shop.jpg

30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 269 times

Transport — General


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43 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2019
Album viewed 313 times

Transport — Railways


1957-Wee-Arrochar-w.jpg

76 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2020
Album viewed 632 times

Transport — Steamers


Craigendoran2C_s-finest2C-JEANIE-DEANS-the-LNER-Clyde-paddler-launched-on-April-7th-1931-at-the-Fairfield-yard_.jpg

83 files, last one added on Apr 11, 2020
Album viewed 424 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

143 files, last one added on Apr 11, 2020
Album viewed 366 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.

53 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015
Album viewed 364 times

22 albums on 1 page(s)

2,024 files in 22 albums and 2 categories with 0 comments viewed 1,875,689 times

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Lions-Club-Burns-Supper.jpg
Helensburgh Lions Club969 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Lions Club and their partners at the club's Burns Supper in January 1969. Front row centre is Clyde Street School headmaster Alex Douglas, a noted Burns speaker.
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Percy Pilcher in flight909 viewsPercy flies the Hawk glider at Eynsford in 1897.
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CND Demonstration1293 viewsMembers of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament demonstrate outside the south gate of the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on March 22 1982.
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Photographer in uniform1076 viewsKeen Helensburgh photographer Robert Thorburn is the man in front in this presumably World War One group picture. A grocery shop manager, he moved to Helensburgh before 1900, and lived at 24 East Princes Street on March 2 1900 when he married Christina Graham, of 29 James Street. His age at the time of his marriage was given as 27, and he lived in Helensburgh until his death in 1945.
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Old Milligs Toll House1077 viewsThe Toll Cottage at the top of Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, looks pristine in this 1911 picture as a farmer leads his horse and cart down the hill. In 2018-19 the little building was substantially expanded and modernised, and is now a private dwelling
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Names missing1034 viewsA Clyde Street School class in June 1949. Top row: Duncan McKillop, Alex Hastings, Donald Scott, ?, Campbell Mackie, Jamie McNicol, Allan McDonald; second: Archie Haining, Bobby Lawrie, Tommy Spence, ?, John Fraser, Jim Spalding; third: Janet Fagan, Sylvia Silver, Lillian Turner, Marlyn Whyte, ?, Sally Martin, Joan Robertson; front: Marie Lowson, Mary Cranston, Noreen Kerr, Sylvia Gilchrist. Image supplied by Marlyn Ritchie (nee Whyte).
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Horse as well as motor transport1014 viewsUnknown vehicle in the foreground, with a horse and carriage in front of it as well as one approaching. Craigendoran Station and pier is in the far background on the right. Pre-1909.
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The Clydesdale Bank649 viewsIn 1857, the Clydesdale Banking Company opened in the premises held by the Western Bank, with the enterprising agent of the closed establishment, Mr Orr, as their manager, and shortly afterwards they built these handsome offices in James Street. The presence of the metal railings outside the bank show that the photo was taken before the Second World War, as metal railings were removed during the war as part of the war effort. The bank is covered in flags, probably to commemorate either the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935 or the Coronation of George VI two years later. This photo was given to the Trust by a Clydesdale employee when the branch closed.

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Ross Cycles37 viewsAn image c.1910 of John Ross in front of his cycle shop at 33 West Princes Street, Helensburgh. Image supplied by his great-grandson Jeff Castel de Oro.May 22, 2020
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The Balloch Navy41 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign. Image by courtesy of Iain McAllister from the Silver Motor Yachts private Facebook group.May 17, 2020
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The Balloch Navy64 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the four vessels of the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign.May 17, 2020
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1931 McGruers staff25 viewsManagement and staff of the McGruer & Co. boatbuilding business pictured in 1931. Image from the Silver Motor Yachts private Facebook group contributed by Craig Macdougall.May 17, 2020
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Smiling patients22 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street. Image dated 1915.May 15, 2020
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Jack Buchanan on violin80 viewsThe programme for a Larchfield School concert on December 17 1901, showing entertainer Jack Buchanan, then an 11 year-old Larchfield pupil, playing three violin pieces. Programme donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust by Andrew Widdowson, whose late father John was headmaster in the early 1970s.May 08, 2020
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Quiet East Bay57 viewsA 1929 image of Helensburgh's East Bay on a quiet, grey day.May 08, 2020
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West Princes Street43 viewsAn image c.1920 of of a traffic-free West Princes Street, looking east from Colquhoun Square. Image supplied by Jeff Castel de Oro.May 08, 2020