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Hydro share189 viewsAn 1894 share certificate for the Shandon Hydropathic Company. Image kindly supplied by courtesy of https://www.scripoworld.com/
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Shandon Hydro885 viewsA card advertising the delights of Shandon Hydropathic Hotel, noted as being in North Britain, pictured as a steamer goes past in the Gareloch. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished.
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Shandon Hydro722 viewsThe Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished. Image date unknown.
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Faslane shipbreaking417 viewsThe Shipbreaking Industries yard at Faslane, clearly illustrating that they broke up old railway locomotives as well as ships. After Faslane had been a military port in World War Two, at the end of 1945 the southern section was handed over to the Royal Navy who used it as a base for the Reserve Fleet. In August 1946 the rest was handed over to Metal Industries (later Shipbreaking Industries) for shipbreaking. Many famous vessels ended their days there, including the last four-funnelled liner, the Aquitania, the German battleship Derflinger which had been scuttled at Scapa Flow, and the last battleship built for the Royal Navy, HMS Vanguard. Image, date unknown, by courtesy of Stewart Noble.
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Sowing corn737 viewsTwo farm workers prepare to sow corn on the hillside above Loch Lomond. Image circa 1906.
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Spy's Coalyard1095 viewsA. & R.Spy, coal merchants and colliery agents, had a coalyard at 23-25 Sinclair Street — in the middle of the block between Clyde and Princes Streets — until 1964 when the business was sold to D. & G.Allan Ltd. of Glasgow. It was then acquired by William Low Ltd. who built the town's first supermarket on the site and opened it in 1966. The firm also had premises at 110 West Princes Street and a wholesale depot at Helensburgh Central Station. In the picture, supplied by Pat Drayton, are Robin and Jack Spy.
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St Helens Hotel926 viewsThe St Helens Hotel at Kilcreggan. Image date unknown.
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St Helen's Hotel, Kilcreggan719 viewsA late 1940s image of St Helen's Hotel, Kilcreggan, which now trades as the Kilcreggan Hotel. The ornate conservatory to the left has been replaced with an extension.
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Reynolds Station Hotel1066 viewsThe Station Hotel on Craigendoran Avenue, Helensburgh. Date unknown. From the image collection of the late Nan Moir, of Cove.
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Helensburgh Steam Laundry890 viewsStaff of Helensburgh Steam Laundry pose outside the front door at 55 East King Street. Third from the right is Peter Graham, and more names would be welcomed. Image, circa 1930, supplied by Jim Graham (www.graham-clan.co.uk), nephew of Peter.
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Laundry staff842 viewsManagers and staff of the Helensburgh Steam Laundry Company in East King Street in the early 1920s. Nos 5 and 6 in the back row from left are Bessie — known to all as Lizzie — and Flora McDonald. The man on the left is Mr Glover. In the front row the second from the left is Jeanie Donnachie, and the fourth from left is Agnes Aird (nee Graham). Image supplied by Lizzie and Flora's niece, Mrs Betty Stewart.
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Steam Laundry staff846 viewsThis 1920s picture shows the staff of Helensburgh Steam Laundry in East King Street. Back row:Harry Harper, Mary Muir, Jess Muir, Stella Thomson. Front row: J.Blaney, - , Peter Graham. Third from right: Johnny Waddell, uncle of Muir sisters. John Muir, bought the laundry around 1923. Please email any other names to the Trust website editor. Image supplied by Jim Graham, www.graham-clan.co.uk
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