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Anderson Trust 2020


Musicians and Artists at Work was the subject of the 2020 exhibition. It encompassed two interests very close to the heart of its donor, Nance Anderson: music and art. Many of the pictures on display were in the original bequest, and the exhibition also included a number of significant works on loan from private collectors, which the Trustees gratefully acknowledge. These images are all copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.

10 files, last one added on Aug 30, 2021
Album viewed 80 times

The Arts


36 files, last one added on Nov 15, 2020
Album viewed 1453 times

Works of art


54 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2020
Album viewed 1363 times



55 files, last one added on Oct 16, 2021
Album viewed 1147 times



135 files, last one added on Jun 19, 2021
Album viewed 974 times



142 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2021
Album viewed 2904 times

John Logie Baird


70 files, last one added on Jan 04, 2021
Album viewed 1556 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


117 files, last one added on Aug 17, 2021
Album viewed 616 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


24 files, last one added on Sep 25, 2021
Album viewed 496 times



105 files, last one added on Oct 17, 2021
Album viewed 1811 times



91 files, last one added on Oct 04, 2021
Album viewed 1508 times

Royal Visits


30 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2021
Album viewed 1301 times



108 files, last one added on May 01, 2021
Album viewed 1531 times

Places — Burgh


322 files, last one added on Sep 25, 2021
Album viewed 3009 times

Places — District


250 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2021
Album viewed 1768 times



90 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2021
Album viewed 1092 times

Screen and stage stars


67 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2020
Album viewed 2338 times



30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 613 times

Transport — General


46 files, last one added on Oct 16, 2021
Album viewed 658 times

Transport — Railways


86 files, last one added on Aug 19, 2021
Album viewed 1843 times

Transport — Steamers


88 files, last one added on Oct 17, 2021
Album viewed 1015 times



155 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2021
Album viewed 889 times

Old Postcards


These images are copies of old postcards and some are watermarked. Please respect this website by not copying the images.

54 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2020
Album viewed 898 times


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Random files
Ben Lomond701 viewsAn 1880s photograph of the Ben taken from the grounds of Tarbet Hotel.
High Green767 viewsA 1913 image of players and spectators at Helensburgh Bowling Club — known as the High Green, as opposed to the former Low Green at Hermitage Park — with the old pavilion in the south east corner.
Helensburgh's west esplanade1227 viewsAn old view of the west bay seafront, with railings along the prom and a shelter in the distance. On the other side of the road, where the Augusta Lodge cafe buildings stand now, is the entrance to the former home of Lady Augusta Clavering, elder daughter of the 5th Duke of Argyll. It was a plain, substantial house, built about 1804, with a grass plot in front, and an iron railing next the street. Image date unknown.
Dalandhui and Garelochhead792 viewsLooking west from Garelochhead across the Gareloch towards Dalandhui on the left and the rest of the village, circa 1910.
RAF squadron visit904 viewsA previously unpublished picture from a fighter pilot's scrapbook of members of the RAF's 610 Squadron on summer visit to Helensburgh from their base in Cheshire in 1938. They have donned tartan berets, much to the amusement of local children. The following year war broke out and two years later these men were fighting in the Battle of Britain and Helensburgh had its own RAF station. Image supplied by Robin Bird.
No Chaps!1364 viewsFive lady swimmers play dominoes in Helensburgh Outdoor Pool in the 1930s.
Municipal Buildings848 viewsThe Municipal Buildings at the junction of East Princes Street and Sinclair Street. They were built in Scots Baronial style in in 1878 by John Honeyman at a cost of £6,000, replacing an old theatre which had also served as the Town Hall. In 1906 A.N.Paterson added the Sinclair Street extension in a more restrained Scottish style to house the Police Station and Fire Station. Image circa 1914.
Seafront shelter891 viewsThe John Street shelter on the West Esplanade, circa 1912. It was one of several seafront shelters which fell into disrepair and were demolished towards the end of the century.

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Beat Retreat13 viewsA large crowd on Helensburgh seafront listen to a pipe band beating the retreat. Image, date unknown, supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Oct 17, 2021
Storm damage10 viewsA 1911 storm caused serious damage to Craigendoran pier. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Oct 17, 2021
Craigendoran storm13 viewsGales lash Craigendoran station and pier in 1911. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Oct 17, 2021
Ship aground11 viewsThe SS Siberian after being blown ashore in the Gareloch in a storm in 1911. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Oct 16, 2021
Suffragette poster17 viewsWhat appears to be a home-made poster about a visit to Helensburgh by suffragette campaigner Adela Pankhurst, possibly on July 29 1909. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Oct 16, 2021
Mystery group12 viewsA well dressed group in the field between Helensburgh and Ardencaple, including an officer from the Training Ship Empress. The occasion and the date is not known. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Oct 16, 2021
!885 Clyde map11 viewsAn antique sketch map of the Clyde engraved by C.Perron.Oct 15, 2021
Ferguson election flyer48 viewsWilliam A.Ferguson issued this flyer in his campaign for re-election for ward one on Helensburgh Town Council in 1937. He was successful, and went on to serve as Provost from 1944-5. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Oct 04, 2021