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Commodore Hotel1148 viewsThe Commodore Hotel, formerly Kingsclere Hotel, on Helensburgh's west seafront in 1968. It was burnt down during the firemen's strike in December 1978, when solders in Green Goddesses attended the middle of the night blaze which was fanned by strong winds. Most of the hotel was destroyed, but it was rebuilt and has since been altered and extended several times. Image circa 1973.
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Commodore Hotel1363 viewsThis postcard of the former Kingsclere Hotel is post-dated sometime in the 1960s, before most of the hotel was extensively damaged by a fire in the early hours during a firemens strike.
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Consort Service Station946 viewsThe Consort Service Station, owned by the Tomlinson family, which stood on East Clyde Street next to the Queen's Hotel and closed in 2006. Image circa 1970.
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Agricultural Trial848 viewsAn unusual picture of a mossland reclamation experiment conducted by the West of Scotland Agricultural College at Daligan Farm, above Helensburgh. The two plots were dressed the previous year with Quicklime, at a rate of four tons per acre, and it is claimed that the increase in potato crop in the left hand plot thanks to Albert's Basic Slag and Potash was enormous, with 6 tons 6 cwt of potatoes per acre, valued at £2 per ton. Image date unknown.
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Rhu blacksmith822 viewsPainter and decorator Donald McKay at Findlay McCallum's blacksmith workshop behind the Rhu Inn, where Donald also had a workshop. Image circa 1930, supplied by his grandson Iain McKay.
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Explosive opening1066 viewsSir Hugh Fraser shocked all on stage when he fired a starting pistol to signal the opening of the Duck Bay Marina business started by his friend Bobby Cawley in April 1968. Beside Sir Hugh is famous local Highland Games athlete Jay Scott.
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Muck spreading73 viewsPhotograph taken c.1913 probably by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows farm workers spreading muck on a hill at Duirlands Farm, Glen Fruin. Image supplied by David Clark from a collection of glass slides.
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Farm workers104 viewsPhotograph taken c.1913 probably by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows farm workers with a horse and cart at Duirlands Farm, Glen Fruin. Image supplied by David Clark from a collection of glass slides.
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Farm ladies party778 viewsA FORMER Helensburgh woman now living in Shetland, Cathy Shearer, is trying to find out more about this photo of a group of women, including her granny, Barbara McAdam (back row 5th from left), who died in 1954 aged 67. The photo was taken between 1940-1954 by Alexandria photographers Leddy and Glen, probably in the Helensburgh area. At the time Barbara lived at either Callendoune Farm, Helensburgh, or Crossburn Cottage half a mile from the Cross Keys towards Luss. She would like to find out where and when the photo was taken, who the group of women are and what the occasion is. If you can help, please email the editor of this website.
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Faslane House679 viewsFaslane House was the farm house for Faslane Farm. The house was demolished with the building of Military Port no.1 in 1941-42. Image supplied by Alistair McIntyre.
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BP Finnart898 viewsA tanker unloads oil at the BP Ocean Terminal at Finnart, Loch Long. Image circa 1954, from the collection of Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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Christmas at BP Finnart937 viewsA children's Christmas party at the BP Ocean Terminal at Finnart, Loch Long, circa 1954. Image supplied by Alastair McIntyre.
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