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People


Sam_Bryden13.jpg

49 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 472 times

The Arts


CRM_postcard4.jpg

35 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 502 times

Works of art


Colquhoun-Lady-Helen-w.jpg

53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015
Album viewed 448 times

Business


1st_1957_Advertiser2.jpg

126 files, last one added on May 22, 2020
Album viewed 447 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

133 files, last one added on May 08, 2020
Album viewed 843 times

John Logie Baird


John-Logie-Baird5093.jpg

66 files, last one added on Apr 14, 2020
Album viewed 561 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


Comet_painting_1.jpg

110 files, last one added on Dec 04, 2019
Album viewed 275 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 614 times

Organisations


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87 files, last one added on May 01, 2020
Album viewed 572 times

Royal Visits


1965-Royal-Visit-2-w.jpg

29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 425 times

Mansions


Geilston-House.jpg

102 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2020
Album viewed 599 times

Places — Burgh


East-Bay-quiet-w.jpg

309 files, last one added on May 08, 2020
Album viewed 1059 times

Places — District


Garelochhead-w~0.jpg

233 files, last one added on Apr 14, 2020
Album viewed 629 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018
Album viewed 458 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017
Album viewed 901 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 314 times

Transport — Railways


1957-Wee-Arrochar-w.jpg

76 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2020
Album viewed 642 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 428 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

143 files, last one added on Apr 11, 2020
Album viewed 370 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

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Random files - Heritage
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Churchill Opening991 viewsThe Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Brigadier Robert Arbuthnott, meets the first tenants at the official opening of the Churchill naval married quarters estate in May 1969.
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Novelty postcard733 viewsA 1911 novelty postcard bearing Greetings from Helensburgh, which shows the Training Ship Empress moored in the Gareloch at Rhu, and below it a scene in which the young man on the left is saying "I am having a change, different girl again".
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Comet replica580 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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Sir William Raeburn1171 viewsTHE FIRST holder of the Baronetcy of Helensburgh, Sir William Raeburn.
The Raeburn Baronetcy of Helensburgh in the County of Dunbarton is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, and it was created on July 25 1923 for the Conservative MP for Dunbartonshire, head of the shipping company of Raeburn & Verel Ltd.
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Ministers Fraternal803 viewsMembers of Helensburgh and District Ministers Fraternal pictured at a Christian Unity evening service in St Columba Church, Helensburgh, in January 1972. The morning service that day had been a rededication of the church, back in use after being closed for six months for dry rot repairs. From left: the Rev Dr T.Crowther Gordon, the Rev Robert Cairns, the Rev Merricks Arnott, the Rev A.Douglas Stirling, the Rev Alan Johnston, the Rev Lindsay Parkinson, the Rev Tom Gordon, St Columba minister the Rev Andrew Mitchell, the Rev Dr George R.Logan, unknown.
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Loch Lomond frozen726 viewsIn the extreme winter of 1895 Loch Lomond froze over, and thousands of people came to skate or walk over the loch. This image from C.R.Gilchrist, Photo Publishers, Alexandria, dates from that time.
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Descendants in 1912636 viewsDescendants of Henry Bell with the Lord Provost of Glasgow (centre) on a Clyde steamboat during the 1912 centenary celebrations. From left: Mr Findlay, grand-nephew; Henry Bell Lowe, great-grand nephew; Peter Bell Baird, grand nephew; Provost Stevenson; Henry Bell Lowe Snr., grand-nephew; Peter Bell Lowe, great-grand nephew; Bailie Irwin, Port Glasgow. Image supplied by Doris Gentles.
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Ben Lomond763 viewsThis study looking south east across Loch Lomond towards Ben Lomond is by Allan M.Fraser, a prolific and talented Helensburgh artist who died in 1985 aged 75. He attended Hermitage School, where he later taught art, and studied at Glasgow School of Art. He taught in several Dunbartonshire schools, eventually becoming head of the art department at Dumbarton Academy. He was also a founder member of Helensburgh and District Art Club. Image, date unknown, supplied by Mark Welsh, Saltash, Cornwall.

Last additions - Heritage
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Ross Cycles47 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 Navy49 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 Navy80 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 staff30 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 patients26 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 violin90 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 Bay67 viewsA 1929 image of Helensburgh's East Bay on a quiet, grey day.May 08, 2020
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West Princes Street51 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