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Kidston Park bandstand914 viewsThe now demolished bandstand at Kidston Park. Bought from the Duke of Argyll in 1877 for £650 by William Kidston with help from Sir James Colquhoun and others, it was formerly Cairndhu Point — known locally as Neddy's Point after a well known fisherman and ferryman who lived nearby — but was renamed Kidston Park from 1889 when Mr Kidston left money to support its maintenance and requested the change. The bandstand was used by the boys bands from the Training Ships Cumberland and Empress. Image circa 1925.
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Kidston Park Bandstand1121 viewsThe now demolished bandstand at Kidston Park, circa 1903. Bought from the Duke of Argyll in 1877 for £650 by William Kidston with help from Sir James Colquhoun and others, it was formerly Cairndhu Point — known locally as Neddy's Point after a well known fisherman and ferryman who lived nearby — but was renamed Kidston Park from 1889 when Mr Kidston left money to support its maintenance and requested the name change. The bandstand was used by the boys bands from the Training Ships Cumberland and Empress.
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Kidston Park1043 viewsA drinking fountain at Kidston Park, with the bandstand in the distance, circa 1908.
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Ornate fountain510 viewsA young boy poses beside an ornate drinking fountain which used to stand in Helensburgh's Kidston park. Image c.1903.
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Kidston Point749 viewsA chilly winter afternoon's walk at Kidston Point. Image, date unkown, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Maitland Street plaque252 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.
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Malig Mill dam763 viewsA rare image of the lade and dam for the Malig Mill in Hermitage Park, situated roughly where Hermitage Bowling Club and the tennis court are now, and in the distance is Hermitage House. The mill, a corn mill thought to have been in operation from the early 1700s, was at the rear of the Victoria Halls, and was demolished early in the 1920s. Image, date unknown, by courtesy of Jim Chestnut.
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Marine View1064 viewsAn old image of the Marine View building at the corner of East Clyde Street and Glenfinlas Street, with the East Bay grass in front. Image date unknown.
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Mill Pond1200 viewsMothers and children at the enlarged mill pond in Hermitage Park next to where the Millig Mill once stood. Circa 1947.
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Helensburgh Municipal Buildings1562 viewsIncluded a police station with cells, and a theatre above. Still used as official buildings - even has a postbox in the same place in front of the building. Could it be the same postbox?
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Municipal Buildings886 viewsThe Municipal Buildings at the junction of East Princes Street and Sinclair Street. They were built in Scots Baronial style in in 1878 by John Honeyman at a cost of £6,000, replacing an old theatre which had also served as the Town Hall. In 1906 A.N.Paterson added the Sinclair Street extension in a more restrained Scottish style to house the Police Station and Fire Station. Image circa 1914.
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Municipal Buildings850 viewsA family pose at the East Princes Street-Sinclair Street junction, in front of Helensburgh Municipal Buildings and beside David S.MacLachlan's bakery. Image circa 1909.
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