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Faslane shipbreaking405 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 corn728 viewsTwo farm workers prepare to sow corn on the hillside above Loch Lomond. Image circa 1906.
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Spy's Coalyard1082 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 Hotel918 viewsThe St Helens Hotel at Kilcreggan. Image date unknown.
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St Helen's Hotel, Kilcreggan712 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 Hotel1051 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 Laundry879 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 staff832 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 staff840 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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Tarbet Hotel1036 viewsErected about 1810, the Tarbet Hotel was built in true Scottish baronial style with fine features both inside and out, and has been a mecca for visitors ever since. Loch Lomond and the road to Crianlarich is to the right, the road to Arrochar to the left.
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Tarbet Hotel881 viewsErected about 1810, the Tarbet Hotel on Loch Lomondside was built in true Scottish baronial style with fine features both inside and out, and has been a mecca for visitors ever since. Image date unknown.
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Tarbet Hotel942 viewsErected about 1810, the Tarbet Hotel was built in true Scottish baronial style with fine features both inside and out, and has been a mecca for visitors ever since.
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