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Outdoor pool1556 viewsBuilt in 1928 as a gift from Provost Andrew Buchanan, beside the pier, the Helensburgh outdoor swimming pool 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. Image date unknown.
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Busy seafront911 viewsA sunny and busy day on Helensburgh seafront, probably in Edwardian times. Image date unknown.
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Paddling pool1002 viewsChildren play in the paddling pool on the shore at the foot of John Street, Helensburgh. Image date unknown.
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Paddling pool808 viewsChildren play in the now removed paddling pool on Helensburgh's West Esplanade. Image circa 1951.
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Hermitage Park Cenotaph716 viewsThe Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, designed and built in 1923 by noted burgh architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson and inspired by 'Glasgow Boy' artist James Whitelaw Hamilton, who encouraged Paterson to enter the design competition and suggested that the old walled garden of the original Hermitage House be used. Image date unknown.
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Hermitage Park waterfall1045 viewsAn attractive view of the waterfall in Hermitage Park, circa 1954.
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Hermitage Park War Memorial905 viewsThe Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, designed and built in 1923 by noted architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson and inspired by 'Glasgow Boy' artist James Whitelaw Hamilton, who encouraged Paterson to enter the design competition and suggested that the old walled garden of the original Hermitage House be used.
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Pier awash735 viewsHelensburgh pier is underwater during a storm in January 1999. Photo kindly supplied by Iain Duncan.
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Pier car park840 viewsThe Helensburgh pier car park is fairly empty as a young girl returns to her parents. Image, date unknown, by Macneur & Bryden Ltd. of Helensburgh.
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Pier awash749 viewsHelensburgh pier is almost submerged in a gale. Image circa 1928.
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Pierhead Boats1327 viewsBoatmen wait with their boats at Helensburgh pierhead, circa 1919.
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Seafront crossing962 viewsThe junction of West Clyde Street and Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, as it used to be, with a cobbled walkway across the road to the pier. On the corner, where there is now a three-storey shop and office block, is Robert Brown's 'Cyclist's Rest Pierhead Vaults' public house. Image circa 1907.
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