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Burgh seafront704 viewsAn old view from the sea of Helensburgh seafront. The house on the extreme right is Seabank, built by businessman and benefactor Robert Thomson around 1800. It was later bought by the Kidston family, and became the home of Andrew Bonar Law — later to be Prime Minister — after his marriage in Helensburgh West Free Church on March 24 1891. It was demolished in the 1950s. Image date unknown.
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Aerial view986 viewsAn aerial view of west Helensburgh with the Rosneath Peninsula and Firth of Clyde beyond. In the foreground are the Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion Hill House and across the road the William Leiper mansion Drumadoon, now renamed Morar House. This photo by Ronnie Weir was published by the Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs Tourist Board. Image date unknown.
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On the beach855 viewsA 1925 image of families relaxing, playing and building sandcastles on Helensburgh beach just to the west of the pier.
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Paddling pool902 viewsThe Helensburgh seafront paddling pool at the foot of John Street, which was later demolished. Image date unknown.
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Popular Beach1161 viewsA 1920 picture, published by M.C.Robertson, of West End Library, Helensburgh, showing lots of people paddling in the Clyde beside Helensburgh pier.
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Crammed esplanade67 viewsA 1930 image of the very busy promenade west of the pier on a warm summer's day.
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Busy Seafront1328 viewsA packed west esplanade on a sunny day in the summer of 1967.
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West Esplanade927 viewsHelensburgh's west esplanade and putting green packed with people on what looks like not too warm a day. Image date unknown.
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Camis Eskan Market Garden1447 viewsThe market garden area at Camis Eskan House during World War Two. Photo by kind permission of Sheila Penny.
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Camis Eskan Market Garden1413 viewsPart of the gardens at Camis Eskan during World War Two. Photo by kind permission of Sheila Penny.
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Camis Eskan Greenhouse1597 viewsThe greenhouse in the gardens of Camis Eskan during the Second World War. Photo by kind permission of Sheila Penny.
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Camis Eskan greenhouse877 viewsThe large greenhouse at Camis Eskan, on the east side of Helensburgh. The man is possibly Jimmy Orr and the picture may have been taken by his son-in-law George Truman, who was chauffeur to the Dennistouns who owned the mansion when he married Agnes (Cissie) Orr in 1924. Image, circa 1930, supplied by Alistair Quinlan — Agnes was his great aunt.
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