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1903 Seafront416 viewsA 1903 image of a busy day on the beach in Helensburgh, just to the west of the pier.
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1965 Royal visit1290 viewsThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are pictured in Helensburgh Central Station admiring a model of the first 'Blue Train' which was a gift for Prince Andrew. The Blue Trains were introduced into service on the Helensburgh-Glasgow line in 1960. The 15 minute visit was on Monday June 28 1965 when the royal couple were on their way to open new County Council offices at Garshake in Dumbarton, and the royal couple arrived at and left Clydebank on the royal yacht Britannia. Behind them are Provost J.McLeod (Cloudy) Williamson and the Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Admiral Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham.
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Black 5 454071432 viewsOn 13 June 2022 "Black 5" class locomotive number 45407 hauled a special excursion train up the West Highland line. Here it is about to pass underneath the East Abercromby Street railway bridge. Photo supplied by Stewart Noble
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Midland Pullman comes north987 viewsOn 18 June 2022 a Midland Pullman undertook a special excursion from Darlington to Oban and back to Darlington. Here it is about to pass underneath the Old Luss Road railway bridge. Photo supplied by Stewart Noble
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Coal from Spy418 viewsA horse and cart coal delivery from A. & R.Spy, Coal Merchants and Colliery Agents, of 25 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. Their slogan was: "All orders executed with promptitude under our personal supervision." Their wholesale depot was in the goods yard at Helensburgh Central Station. Image c1910.
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Jeanie Deans at Craigendoran - Ian Plenderleath4528 viewsThe theme of the 2023 exhibition of works in the Anderson Collection is “Piers and Jetties” illustrated by artists, mainly from this area and ranging in period over the past 200 years.
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The Balloch Navy318 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign. Image by courtesy of Iain McAllister from the Silver Motor Yachts private Facebook group.
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The Balloch Navy529 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the four vessels of the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign.
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Bannachra Castle252 viewsThe ruins of Bannachra Castle on the Luss road from Helensburgh, between Cross Keys and Arden. The Castle was in roughly the shape of a parallelogram, 46 feet long and 24 feet wide, and was three storeys high with a barrel vaulted basement, a main or hall floor and an attic floor. It is currently owned by the Lumsden family, which has owned the lands on which the castle is since the 19th century. Reputed to be on the site of a former construction, it was probably built in the 16th century. Image c1910.
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Beach huts306 viewsHuts provide shelter from the sun on Helensburgh beach just to the west of the pier. Image from 1933.
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Original clubhouse551 viewsThe original Cardross Golf Club clubhouse, which was destroyed in a World War Two bombing raid by the Luftwaffe over the night of May 5 1941. Photo by courtesy of Helensburgh Memories on Facebook.
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321 viewsCarriages await outside Helensburgh Central Station in East Princes Street when it was the North British Railway Company. Image c.1905.
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