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People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

49 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 355 times

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

35 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 385 times

Works of art


Colquhoun-Lady-Helen-w.jpg

53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015
Album viewed 341 times

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

121 files, last one added on Mar 27, 2020
Album viewed 372 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

132 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 601 times

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

65 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2019
Album viewed 430 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


Comet_painting_1.jpg

110 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2019
Album viewed 227 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


Bonar-Law-birthplace.jpg

21 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 167 times

Military


German-Heinkel5.jpg

92 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2020
Album viewed 474 times

Organisations


1970s_Hel_ScCDance.jpg

81 files, last one added on Mar 31, 2020
Album viewed 445 times

Royal Visits


1965-Royal-Visit-2-w.jpg

29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 331 times

Mansions


Geilston-House.jpg

102 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2020
Album viewed 454 times

Places — Burgh


Helensburgh_pierhouse.jpg

306 files, last one added on Jan 11, 2020
Album viewed 804 times

Places — District


Geilston-Hall.jpg

232 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2020
Album viewed 466 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018
Album viewed 368 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017
Album viewed 651 times

Shops


Miss-Eman_s-shop.jpg

30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 216 times

Transport — General


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43 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2019
Album viewed 247 times

Transport — Railways


1957-Wee-Arrochar-w.jpg

76 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2020
Album viewed 478 times

Transport — Steamers


Rhu-or-Shandon-pier.jpg

82 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2020
Album viewed 340 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

142 files, last one added on Mar 27, 2020
Album viewed 297 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 Feb 10, 2015
Album viewed 286 times

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Random files - Heritage
Tighness,-Arrochar-w.jpg
Tighness, Arrochar562 viewsTighness, sometimes spelt Teighness, in Arrochar, looking towards the head of Loch Long. Image circa 1950.
Sinclair_Street_lower.jpg
Sinclair Street837 viewsLooking north up Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, from the Princes Street junction. Image circa 1943.
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Rotary and Probus895 viewsOfficebearers of Helensburgh Rotary Club and Helensburgh Probus Club with Provost Norman Glen in the rotary year 1972-73. Pictured from left are: unknown, unknown, Provost Glen, rotary president Jim Moncrieff, rotarian Jack Quinlan, rotary past president Walter Bryden, unknown. Image supplied by Alistair Quinlan.
Comet-E-Aug-1962.jpg
Comet replica 1962688 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen setting off from Port Glasgow before steaming across the Clyde accompanied by a fleet of yachts. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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782 viewsThe band playing in the now demolished Helensburgh seafront bandstand in what is now the pier car park attracted a big audience on this occasion. Image date unknown.
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Dalandhui and Garelochhead731 viewsLooking west from Garelochhead across the Gareloch towards Dalandhui on the left and the rest of the village, circa 1910.
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Hermitage Primary774 viewsThe 1938-9 fourth year class at Hermitage Primary School. Back row: William John Campbell, Thomas Gilfillan Rowatt, Allan Stewart Howie, David Henry Davidson, Robert Ernest Petrie, Jim Gentles, William Porter, Graham Cairns, Robert Rice, Miss Strachan; fourth row: James Alexander Rankin, ?, Thomas Moir Dickson, Donald McDonald, Denzel Hutchison Campbell, Ian Dow, Robert Hailstones, William Kinnear Wood, Thomas Isbister, Alexander Scroggie; third row: Donald Ross, Jenny Simpson, Anne Gordon Copeland, Jessie Hutchison, Fiona Macdonald Ross, Carrie Bell Alexander, Kathleen Rosemary Schofield, William Smith Gilchrist, Robert Victor McTaggart, Donald John McAllister; second row: Lilias Penman Rowatt, Dorothy Duncan Mackie, Aileen Cameron, Elsie Ritchie Arnott, Jean Young Watt, ?, ?, Diana Mary Hastings, Fiona Mary McAlpine; front: Robert Weir Lees, James Webb Stirling, Peter Campbell, Jack Orr Winton, Robert Brown, Colin Campbell. Image supplied by Robert Hailstones.
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Wireless transmitter596 viewsThis image from the 1926 book 'Television: Seeing by Wireless', written by Alfred Dinsdale, A.M.I.R.E., shows John Logie Baird with his wireless transmitting set at 2T.V. It had a power of 250 watts and a wave length of 200 metres. A copy of the first edition of this book fetched over £10,000 at a Christies auction.

Last additions - Heritage
1970s_Hel_ScCDance.jpg
Tuesday dancing15 viewsThe Helensburgh Scottish Country Dance Dance Tuesday Class Ball at the Ardencaple Hotel in January 1973. Rear (from left): Willie Gilvear, Jack Gregor, Bob Laird, Roy Bain, George Rennie, Helen Bain, Jessie Gilvear, Janie Murray, Douglas McIlroy; middle: Margaret Thomson, Joyce Gregor, Norah Dunn, Chrissie Clark, Cath Twigg, Isa McIlroy, Etta Rennie, Enid Shearer, Elizabeth Howden, Margaret Irvine; front: Kay Campbell, Dorothy Ross, Sheila Wilson, Peggy Rose, Mary Ross, Mrs Murray. Image supplied by Anne Thorn.Mar 31, 2020
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Busy Gala39 viewsHelensburg swimming pool is packed with spectators for a Helensburgh Swimming Club gala c.1936 — and the East Bay beyond is equally busy with sunseekers.Mar 27, 2020
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News by postcard17 viewsThe February 13 1907 front page of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper featured on a promotional postcard.Mar 27, 2020
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Arrochar House Hotel22 viewsOriginally the ancestral seat of the Clan McFarlane, the hotel was founded in 1697. Originally Inverioch House, it became Arrochar House, then the Arrochar House Hotel which it was when this photo was taken. By 1950 it was owned and being run as a temperance hotel by Mrs Annie McLeod. In the 1970s Bobby Campbell from Alexandria bought it and changed the name to the Cobbler Hotel. In the 1980s Pam and Maurice Root-Reid bought the hotel from Mr Campbell, and they built a large extension to the right. In 2004 Wallace Arnold/Sheerings bought the hotel and changed the name to Claymore Hotel.Mar 21, 2020
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Arrochar Hotel55 viewsAn old view of the Arrochar Hotel. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time. Image circa 1916.Mar 21, 2020
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Enjoying camp82 viewsHelensburgh Territorials in camp in May 1942.Mar 16, 2020
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Wee Arrochar47 viewsThe 'Wee Arrochar' train near Whistlefield in 1957. This LNER Class C15 Reid N.B. design locomotive, weighing 60 tons, was one of a class which dated from 1911 and was built by the Yorkshire Engine Co. It was one of three which operated the push and pull service from Craigendoran to Arrochar. Two years later a diesel railbus took over the service.Mar 16, 2020
Geilston-House.jpg
Geilston House47 viewsGeilston House in Cardross, former home of Miss Elizabeth Hendry and Miss Margaret Bell, now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Dating from 1666 or earlier, it began as a modest thatched laird's house, was expanded to become a villa, and finally a decorated cottage linked to a walled garden. The entire house appears to have been thatched until the early 19th century. Its extensive 200 year-old garden is a popular tourist attraction. Photo by Stewart Noble.Mar 02, 2020