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Hermitage Park sun dial1026 viewsA family cluster round the sun dial in the rose garden of Hermitage Park. Image circa 1938.
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Wishing Well1163 viewsThe Hermitage Park wishing well. Legend has it that a hermit lived in and gave his name to Hermitage Park. This wishing well was known as the Hermit's Well, and it was said that he granted a wish to those who drank from the copper ladle inside. It exists to this day, but is in a very poor state. Image date unknown.
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Park flowers1061 viewsFlowers in Hermitage Park, with part of Hermitage House and the war memorial in the distance. Image date unknown.
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Hermitage House951 viewsOriginally the home of the Cramb family, who sold what was then called Cramb Park to the Town Council in 1911 for £3,750, Hermitage House became an annexe to Hermitage School after World War One service as a military hospital. After 1926 it became a council workshop and store, and it was eventually demolished in 1963. Image by courtesy of Helensburgh Library; date unknown.
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Hermitage Park981 viewsAn aerial view of Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, showing Hermitage House and the A.N.Paterson-designed War Memorial. Originally the home of the Cramb family, who sold what was then called Cramb Park to the Town Council in 1911 for £3,750, the mansion became an annexe to Hermitage School after World War One use as a hospital. After 1926 it became a council workshop and store, and it was eventually demolished in 1963. Image by courtesy of Helensburgh Library; date unknown.
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Park bridge889 viewsA rustic bridge in Helensburgh's Hermitage Park. Image circa 1915.
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Play in the Park1435 viewsChildren enjoy Hermitage Park. The Cenotaph can be seen in the distance.
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Rustic bridge862 viewsA couple walk across one of the rustic bridges at the south end of Hermitage Park. Image circa 1950.
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Hermitage Park763 viewsThe tree seat in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, with two tennis courts and the now replaced pavilion beyond. Image date unknown.
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Hermitage Park entrance976 viewsThe most recent entrance to Hermitage Park — from Sinclair Street — shortly after it was created. In the distance is Hermitage Primary School. Image by courtesy of Helensburgh Library; date unknown.
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Two rustric bridges851 viewsTwo bridges at the south end of Hermitage Park, with Hermitage School over the wall, and Malig (or Millig) Mill beyond the second bridge. Image by courtesy of Helensburgh Library; date unknown.
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Hermit's Well1025 viewsLegend has it that a hermit lived in and gave his name to Hermitage Park. This wishing well was known as the Hermit's Well, and it was said that he granted a wish to those who drank from the copper ladle inside. It exists to this day, but is in a very poor state. Image date unknown.
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