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Municipal Buildings cat949 viewsThis cat was a flight of fancy by architect and watercolourist Alexander Nisbet Paterson who was commissioned to design an extension to the Municipal Buildings in 1902 which was completed in 1906. The cat had become the pet of the builders, so the architect, a cat lover, immortalised it in stone on the second storey on the Sinclair Street side. As the extension housed the police station, he also added two pairs of stone handcuffs above the door. Image taken and supplied by Donald Fullarton.
Neddy's Point761 viewsAn 1840s image of Neddy's Point — now Kidston Park. It was formerly named Cairndhu Point, and was known locally as Neddy’s Point after a well known fisherman and ferryman who lived in a cottage on the point. On it stood the original Ardencaple Coaching Inn, stone from which was used by the Duke of Argyll to build what is now the Ardencaple Hotel. Image supplied by Doris Gentles.
Seafront726 viewsAn early image of Helensburgh seafront, looking from the pier to the east side of the town. As there is no bandstand, it must have been taken before 1906. Image kindly supplied by Robert Ryan.
Old Toll House737 viewsA lady, possibly the then owner, stands outside the Old Toll House at the top of Sinclair Street. In 2018-19 the little building was substantially expanded and modernised, and is a private dwelling. Image date unknown.
Old Granary1745 viewsIn this image circa 1890 is the Old Parish Church with the old Granary in front. Where the children are playing is now a car park.
Colquhoun Square in the early 1900s1564 viewsThis picture shows one of two granite water fountains which stood in the square, and also the centenery monument in the centre of West Princes Street before it was moved to the north west quadrant for road safety reasons.
North West Colquhoun Square1116 viewsA photo taken by Alexander Wilson, a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years, who in 1923 bequeathed much of his collection — and £50 to cover costs — to the Free Library Committee of Dundee. Image by courtesy of Dundee City Library.
View over loch837 viewsA 1918 image of an evening view from above Helensburgh across the Gareloch to the tip of the Rosneath Peninsula. On the left is Kidston Park, with the area below Ardencaple Castle still undeveloped, and to the right is the Training Ship Empress.
Helensburgh from the air1698 viewsThe town centre area, believed to have been taken about 1920.
The Old Luss Road1136 viewsThe old road leading from Helensburgh over the Blackhill to Luss and Loch Lomond. This lithographic duotone view was produced in 1923 for inclusion in Walter Hutchinson's 'Beautiful Britain' series of topographical studies of the British Isles.
Old Luss Road845 viewsA 1909 Helensburgh image captioned: "The silent snow possess'd the Old Luss Road".
Helensburgh Swimming Pool941 viewsA 1959 image showing the entrance and the north west corner of the outdoor pool, built in 1928 as a gift from Provost Andrew Buchanan, beside Helensburgh Pier. It was replaced in 1976 by an indoor pool on an adjacent site, and a year later the outdoor pool was closed. It was demolished in 1996 and replaced by a childrens play area. Behind it is an archway which led to the pier, but was demolished some years ago.
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