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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


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People


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47 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 39 times

The Arts


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35 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 18 times

Works of art


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53 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2015
Album viewed 17 times

Business


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109 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 26 times

Education


Glen_Fruin_school10.jpg

130 files, last one added on Jul 29, 2018
Album viewed 32 times

John Logie Baird


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64 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 17 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


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109 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2014
Album viewed 16 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


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20 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2018
Album viewed 17 times

Military


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91 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018
Album viewed 24 times

Organisations


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80 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2018
Album viewed 23 times

Royal Visits


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29 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 18 times

Mansions


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96 files, last one added on Mar 26, 2019
Album viewed 27 times

Places — Burgh


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299 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2019
Album viewed 27 times

Places — District


Rhu-water-trip.jpg

222 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2019
Album viewed 29 times

Religion


Luss_Church_window5.jpg

82 files, last one added on May 02, 2018
Album viewed 15 times

Screen and stage stars


Deborah-Kerr0521.jpg

66 files, last one added on Dec 14, 2017
Album viewed 21 times

Shops


Sinclair-St-crossing-w.jpg

29 files, last one added on Jan 07, 2017
Album viewed 24 times

Transport — General


Uncle_Hector_at_Helensburgh_car.jpg

42 files, last one added on Oct 05, 2017
Album viewed 25 times

Transport — Railways


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73 files, last one added on Mar 15, 2018
Album viewed 26 times

Transport — Steamers


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79 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 19 times

Sport


Bobby_McGregor1.jpg

139 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2019
Album viewed 28 times

Old Postcards


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These images are copies of old postcards and some are watermarked. Please respect this website by not copying the images.

55 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2015
Album viewed 24 times

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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society643 viewsMembers of the West Dunbartonshire branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society pictured at their Annual Ball in the Queen's Hotel Ballroom in Helensburgh on November 23 1951. The image was kindly supplied by Alex Hunter, from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, and shows in the front row (from left) his mother Mrs Fay Hunter, Robert Gray, Cathie Ramsay, the head teacher, then his father William Hunter who was president of the branch. Further back in the white dress is the late Mrs Norah Dunn, a founder of the branch.
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Susie's Castle939 viewsBorn in 1847, Susie Reid was a well-known character, not only at Portincaple, where she lived for many years until her death at 81, but also much further afield. Susie's personality would probably have been enough to make her a local celebrity, but the extra factor that ensured her a place in the hall of fame lay in the fact that her home was an upturned fishing smack. Her story is told in the People section of the Trust website. This image, published by McPhail & McIntyre, Whistlefield, is circa 1913.
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Second clubhouse940 viewsHelensburgh Golf Club's 'Tin Hut' clubhouse in its second position. The original clubhouse was built in 1894 just to the west of the Old Luss Road, but it was upgraded and moved in 1900 close to the West Highland Railway Line at East Abercromby Street. In 1909 it was acquired by Vale of Leven Golf Club and in that year the present clubhouse was opened.
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The Putting Green1098 viewsA view of the putting green and seafront from the pierhead, with two shelters further along the seafront.
This postcard is postmarked September 1954.
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Rhu Pier702 viewsLuxury yachts and the Training Ship Empress moored off Rhu Pier, circa 1906.
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1906 car686 viewsJohn Logie Baird (right) and a friend are seens in his 'Reaper and Binder' three-wheeled car in the Trossachs in 1906. The car was later written off after a crash on the Loch Lomond road.
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Demonstration563 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. In the background is HMS Pursuer, a patrol boat from the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, which led the nautical convoy from Rhu Marina to Helensburgh. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Arrochar Volunteers733 viewsA 1914 image of Arrochar volunteer soldiers ready to serve in the World War One. Image by courtesy of Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group who have produced a booklet to commemorate the 'Great War'.

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Original clubhouse15 viewsThe original Cardross Golf Club clubhouse, which was destroyed in a World War Two bombing raid by the Luftwaffe over the night of May 5 1941. Photo by courtesy of Helensburgh Memories on Facebook.Apr 16, 2019
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1965 Royal Visit12 viewsThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are pictured in Helensburgh Central Station admiring a model of the first 'Blue Train' which would soon be introduced into service on the Helensburgh-Glasgow line. The 15 minute visit was on Monday June 28 1965 to open new council offices, and the royal couple arrived at and left Clydebank on the royal yacht Britannia. With them are Provost J.McLeod Williamson and his wife Rosina. Photo by courtesy of Helensburgh Memories on Facebook.Apr 16, 2019
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Lucy Ashton as test bed7 viewsThe steamer Lucy Ashton operated the Craigendoran - Gareloch - Greenock service from the early 1900s until she was withdrawn during the Second World War. In 1949 she was sold for scrap, but received a last minute reprieve when the British Shipbuilding Research Association converted her to a jet-powered hull to conduct resistance experiments to analyse the impact of drag and friction on a full-scale ship hull. She was fitted with four Rolls-Royce Derwent V engines, which would not disturb the water in the same way as a propeller and shaft, then was scrapped in 1951. Photo by courtesy of Helensburgh Memories on Facebook.Apr 16, 2019
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Maitland Street plaque24 viewsThis worn carved stone in the wall at the foot of Maitland Street dates from 1778 and denotes the productive local trade of herring fishing in the early 19th century. The cured fish were stored in barrels made in the cooperage there. Photo by Kenneth Crawford.Mar 28, 2019
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Around Helensburgh27 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.Mar 28, 2019
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Burgh gasometer11 viewsThe gasometer, built in 1928, stood between East Clyde Street and East Princes Street opposite Helensburgh Central Station. It was decommissioned in 2012 and demolished in the summer of 2014, to be replaced by a car park. Photo by Kenneth Crawford.Mar 28, 2019
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Boundary stone13 viewsOne of Helensburgh's boundary stones, this one in Garrawy Glen above Kirkmichael. Photo by Kenneth Crawford.Mar 28, 2019
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Pier from above11 viewsAn aerial view of the Helensburgh pier area, pre-2010 when the Mariners pub opposite the old Parish Church tower was burnt down.Mar 28, 2019