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Anderson Trust


THE Anderson Trust was established in 1980 on the death of Miss A.T.Anderson MBE to manage her bequest to the town of her private collection of paintings. Annie Templeton Anderson (1889-1980), known to all as Nance, was born and lived all her life in Helensburgh where her father had been Provost. The original collection comprised 34 paintings, all of which are associated with the area, either by artist or subject matter. Thanks to generous gifts of works from private donors, and some new purchases, the collection is continues to grow. In 1998 the Anderson Collection was given a permanent home in the new Helensburgh Library, in West King Street, and, with the co-operation of Argyll & Bute Library and Museum Services, the Trust is able to display a selection of paintings from the Collection, for six months every year, in the Upper Gallery of the Library.

16 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2023
Album viewed 1700 times

The Arts


36 files, last one added on Nov 15, 2020
Album viewed 3107 times

Works of art


54 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2020
Album viewed 2969 times



56 files, last one added on Dec 08, 2021
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136 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2022
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142 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2021
Album viewed 6395 times

John Logie Baird


70 files, last one added on Jan 04, 2021
Album viewed 3368 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


117 files, last one added on Aug 17, 2021
Album viewed 1318 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


27 files, last one added on Jan 24, 2022
Album viewed 1040 times



108 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2021
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92 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2021
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Royal Visits


30 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2021
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108 files, last one added on May 01, 2021
Album viewed 3215 times

Places Burgh


325 files, last one added on Nov 14, 2022
Album viewed 6232 times

Places District


252 files, last one added on Oct 22, 2022
Album viewed 3638 times



91 files, last one added on Dec 08, 2021
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Screen and stage stars


67 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2020
Album viewed 4491 times



30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 1267 times

Transport General


46 files, last one added on Oct 16, 2021
Album viewed 1227 times

Transport Railways


88 files, last one added on Sep 20, 2022
Album viewed 4589 times

Transport Steamers


89 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2021
Album viewed 2412 times



156 files, last one added on Dec 08, 2021
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Old Postcards


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 1823 times


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Millig SWRI celebrates991 viewsMembers of Helensburgh's Millig SWRI branch celebrated their 25th anniversary with a dinner in the Commodore Hotel on November 13 2001. In front are Myra Taylor, president Betty Tulloch, and Nanny Tomison; behind are Ruth Murdoch, Helen Rodger, Margaret Gilbert and Ann Steer. Entertainment was provided by the Helensburgh and Lomond Fiddlers.
Mr and Mrs Andy Clyde1481 viewsMovie star Andy Clyde, one of three members of Helensburgh's Clyde family who made their names as actors, is pictured at home with his wife, former Mack Sennett bathing beauty Elsie Maud Tarran, on April 6 1934. He was an artist of no mean ability and often sketched his wife. The couple married on September 23 1932 in Ontario, San Bernadino, California. A son, John Allan, was born in 1935 but tragically died in 1944.
Stooky Bill783 viewsAn October 3 1929 newspaper image of John Logie Baird with Stooky Bill, the dummy he used in his demonstrations, and TV equipment. The caption stated: "One more dream of science has been realised. Man's vision has spanned the Ocean, and transatlantic television has been demonstrated to be a reality. A man and a woman sat before an electric eye in a London laboratory last night, and a group of people in a darkened basement in the village of Hartsdale, New York, watched them turn their heads and move from side to side. The images were crude and broken, but they were images nevertheless."
Hartfield House1284 viewsThis Cove mansion was owned by James, Lord Inverclyde, second son of the first Lord Inverclyde, and grandson of Sir George Burns, Bart., founder of the Cunard Line. An enthusiastic yachtsman, he was Vice-Commodore of the Royal Northern Yacht Club at Rhu and a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, president of the Scottish Hockey Association, a cricketer, curler, and tennis player. He leased the shooting on Rosneath moor from the Duke of Argyll. Later it belonged to his son Alan, the 4th Baron, and then became a YMCA holiday home. The mansion was demolished in the 1960s. Image date unknown.
Around Helensburgh364 viewsCompilers Kenneth Crawford, who wrote the captions, and Alison Roberts are pictured at the 1999 launch of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust book of old local pictures, entitled Around Helensburgh and part of the Images of Scotland series from Tempus Publishing Ltd of Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Rescue boat644 viewsThe Rhu RNLI rescue boat gave a demonstration of a rescue as part of the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Neil MacLeod.
Dandie Dinmont1368 viewsThe 197 ft iron paddle steamer Dandie Dinmont is seen berthed at Helensburgh pier in 1872. Built by A & J Inglis Ltd. at Pointhouse in Glasgow in 1866 for the Helensburgh-Ardrishaig route, but was transferred to the Forth the following year. She returned to the Clyde in 1869, but 1885 was bought by the Southsea, Ventnor, Sandown & Shanklin Steam Boat Co. After the 1900 season she was laid up, and the following year sank in Portsmouth Harbour. In 1902 she was raised and broken up in the Netherlands.
Fond farewell151 viewsFriends of all ages say farewell to a Helensburgh man leaving from Helensburgh Pier. Possibly 1930s, but no further details are known, so any information would be welcomed. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.

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Helensburgh Pier - unknown artist1157 viewsThe theme of the 2023 exhibition of works in the Anderson Collection is “Piers and Jetties” illustrated by artists, mainly from this area and ranging in period over the past 200 years.Feb 04, 2023
Steamboat on the Clyde - William Daniell1421 viewsThe theme of the 2023 exhibition of works in the Anderson Collection is “Piers and Jetties” illustrated by artists, mainly from this area and ranging in period over the past 200 years.Feb 04, 2023
Jeanie Deans at Craigendoran - Ian Plenderleath3663 viewsThe theme of the 2023 exhibition of works in the Anderson Collection is “Piers and Jetties” illustrated by artists, mainly from this area and ranging in period over the past 200 years.Feb 04, 2023
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Provost's Lamps1140 views It was a tradition that provosts of Helensburgh had a special lamp post erected outside their house during their term of office. This photograph shows the two lamp posts which stood outside Billy Petrie's house at Segton, John Street at the time of his death in 2022. The coats of arms on the glass are for Dunbartonshire County Council, Dumbarton District Council, Argyll and Bute Council, and Strathclyde Regional Council. He had been provost of the first three of these councils, but not of the last - quite probably a unique state of affairs. Nov 14, 2022
New Era for swimmers1051 viewsThe town's first indoor swimming pool being demolished in September 2022, following the opening of the new indoor swimming pool a few days earlier. The pool had been opened in 1977 Provost Billy Petrie. Photo by Stewart NobleOct 23, 2022