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Prince Albert Terrace1263 viewsThe Terrace in Victoria Road was built in the late 1870s by William Tait for the Cramb family, who owned Hermitage Park. It is said to have been built to such a height and facing north on the orders of the owners to obscure the view of the river from Lansdowne House opposite and overlook it, because Susannah Cramb had been jilted by a young man from Landsdowne. Novelist A.J.Cronin (1896-1981) lived in the Terrace, and contemporary portrait painter Stephen Conroy was born at no.3 in 1964.
View from pier1033 viewsLooking ashore from Helensburgh pier, with passengers boarding a boat at the pier steps. Image date unknown.
View from the pier972 viewsLooking at the seafront on the east side of Helensburgh pier, circa 1910.
View from pier937 viewsA view from Helensburgh pier looking north to the outdoor swimming pool, the bandstand, and the Granary which was then a Wolseley garage. Image, circa 1930, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
Looking east921 viewsLooking east along West Princes Street towards St Michael and All Angels Scottish Episcopal Church on a foggy morning. Image by courtesy of Helensburgh Library; date unknown.
Hermitage Park War Memorial1043 viewsThe War Memorial in Hermitage Park, circa 1930. In those days the pond was full, but nowadays it is empty for safety reasons. Designed by well known local architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson after a campaign by his father-in-law, artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton, one of the 'Glasgow Boys', the War Memorial was completed in 1923. A service is held in the Garden of Remembrance on the Sunday nearest to November 11.
West Bay1099 viewsLooking east along West Clyde Street towards the Henry Bell monument and the Old Parish Church, in the days when there were railings between the pavement and the grass. Image date unknown.
West Clyde Street864 viewsVillas on West Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Image circa 1906.
West Clyde Street looking west1087 viewsView from Sinclair Street looking west, showing cars — some with the registration plate readable — a coach with 'W.Innes' on the rear, the Imperial Hotel, shops, and old lamp-posts, circa 1935.
West Esplanade810 viewsRelaxing on the grass of the West Esplanade in Helensburgh, with big trees in the gardens of the seafront villas and one of the now demolished shelters in the distance. Image circa 1935.
West Princes Street742 viewsChildren prepare to cross West Princes Street, Helensburgh, at John Street. Image circa 1916.
West Princes Street697 viewsAn old image of West Princes Street, Helensburgh, possibly the 1940s?
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