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Tuesday dancing10 viewsThe Helensburgh Scottish Country Dance Dance Tuesday Class Ball at the Ardencaple Hotel in January 1973. Rear (from left): Willie Gilvear, Jack Gregor, Bob Laird, Roy Bain, George Rennie, Helen Bain, Jessie Gilvear, Janie Murray, Douglas McIlroy; middle: Margaret Thomson, Joyce Gregor, Norah Dunn, Chrissie Clark, Cath Twigg, Isa McIlroy, Etta Rennie, Enid Shearer, Elizabeth Howden, Margaret Irvine; front: Kay Campbell, Dorothy Ross, Sheila Wilson, Peggy Rose, Mary Ross, Mrs Murray. Image supplied by Anne Thorn.Mar 31, 2020
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Busy Gala26 viewsHelensburg swimming pool is packed with spectators for a Helensburgh Swimming Club gala c.1936 — and the East Bay beyond is equally busy with sunseekers.Mar 27, 2020
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News by postcard14 viewsThe February 13 1907 front page of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper featured on a promotional postcard.Mar 27, 2020
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Arrochar House Hotel19 viewsOriginally the ancestral seat of the Clan McFarlane, the hotel was founded in 1697. Originally Inverioch House, it became Arrochar House, then the Arrochar House Hotel which it was when this photo was taken. By 1950 it was owned and being run as a temperance hotel by Mrs Annie McLeod. In the 1970s Bobby Campbell from Alexandria bought it and changed the name to the Cobbler Hotel. In the 1980s Pam and Maurice Root-Reid bought the hotel from Mr Campbell, and they built a large extension to the right. In 2004 Wallace Arnold/Sheerings bought the hotel and changed the name to Claymore Hotel.Mar 21, 2020
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Arrochar Hotel46 viewsAn old view of the Arrochar Hotel. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time. Image circa 1916.Mar 21, 2020
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Enjoying camp77 viewsHelensburgh Territorials in camp in May 1942.Mar 16, 2020
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Wee Arrochar43 viewsThe 'Wee Arrochar' train near Whistlefield in 1957. This LNER Class C15 Reid N.B. design locomotive, weighing 60 tons, was one of a class which dated from 1911 and was built by the Yorkshire Engine Co. It was one of three which operated the push and pull service from Craigendoran to Arrochar. Two years later a diesel railbus took over the service.Mar 16, 2020
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Geilston House44 viewsGeilston House in Cardross, former home of Miss Elizabeth Hendry and Miss Margaret Bell, now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Dating from 1666 or earlier, it began as a modest thatched laird's house, was expanded to become a villa, and finally a decorated cottage linked to a walled garden. The entire house appears to have been thatched until the early 19th century. Its extensive 200 year-old garden is a popular tourist attraction. Photo by Stewart Noble.Mar 02, 2020
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Geilston Hall34 viewsGeilston Hall in Cardross. It was built in 1889-90 by Honeyman and Keppie as a drill hall for the local rifle volunteers. The pale sandstone hall is set back from the road and is in a Collegiate Tudor style. There is a two-storey administration block at the west end incorporating a square tower with a crenellated parapet. The former instructor's accommodation is on the upper level. Today the popular meeting place is operated in trust by the elected Geilston Hall Management Committee, and is a Registered Scottish Charity (SC040631). Photo by Stewart Noble.Mar 02, 2020
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Cardross Golf Club63 viewsThe clubhouse at Cardross Golf Club, which replaced a more traditional building which was destroyed in the 'Cardross Blitz' on May 6 1941. The club was founded in 1895, and the current course layout benefitted from design changes recommended by James Braid, which were implemented in 1921. Photo by Stewart Noble.Mar 02, 2020
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On the pier41 viewsPhotograph taken c.1913 probably by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows passengers arriving at either Rhu or Shandon pier. Image supplied by David Clark from a collection of glass slides.Mar 02, 2020
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Planting season85 viewsPhotograph taken c.1913 probably by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows planting on Duirlands Farm, Glen Fruin. Image supplied by David Clark from a collection of glass slides.Mar 02, 2020
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