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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 43 times

The Arts


36 files, last one added on Nov 15, 2020
Album viewed 1414 times

Works of art


54 files, last one added on Dec 16, 2020
Album viewed 1330 times



53 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2021
Album viewed 1132 times



135 files, last one added on Jun 19, 2021
Album viewed 953 times



142 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2021
Album viewed 2846 times

John Logie Baird


70 files, last one added on Jan 04, 2021
Album viewed 1519 times

Henry Bell and the Comet


117 files, last one added on Aug 17, 2021
Album viewed 599 times

Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law


24 files, last one added on Sep 25, 2021
Album viewed 484 times



104 files, last one added on Aug 17, 2021
Album viewed 1768 times



89 files, last one added on Nov 29, 2020
Album viewed 1480 times

Royal Visits


30 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2021
Album viewed 1271 times



108 files, last one added on May 01, 2021
Album viewed 1493 times

Places — Burgh


322 files, last one added on Sep 25, 2021
Album viewed 2888 times

Places — District


249 files, last one added on Sep 25, 2021
Album viewed 1732 times



90 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2021
Album viewed 1047 times

Screen and stage stars


67 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2020
Album viewed 2289 times



30 files, last one added on Oct 25, 2019
Album viewed 598 times

Transport — General


45 files, last one added on Aug 19, 2021
Album viewed 644 times

Transport — Railways


86 files, last one added on Aug 19, 2021
Album viewed 1798 times

Transport — Steamers


86 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2021
Album viewed 979 times



155 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2021
Album viewed 865 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 877 times


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Random files - Heritage
Cardross class?1388 viewsA FORMER Helensburgh woman who now lives in Shetland is trying to find out more about her family history through this photograph. Cathy Shearer thinks that her mother told her that the photo was taken at Cardross School in the late 1890s. She believes that her grandfather, Robert Colquhoun, who was born at Auchensail Farm in 1884, is standing in the back row, second from the left. The photograph was taken and mounted by M.Pearlman & Co., of Glasgow, Paisley and Rothesay. If you have any more details please email the editor of this website.
630 viewsLocal councillor Billy Petrie and three ladies enjoy their ice creams as they launch a new tourist leaflet 'In and around Helensburgh and Rosneath District'. Image daye unknown.
Victoria Hall rear918 viewsAn unusual view of the Victoria Hall taken from the rear in Hermitage Park. At the back of the hall are workshops, while to the right is part of the remains of the Malig Mill which was demolished in 1922. Image is circa 1926 and is reproduced here by courtesy of the Argyll and Bute Council Libraries Collection.
Popular Beach1209 viewsA 1920 picture, published by M.C.Robertson, of West End Library, Helensburgh, showing lots of people paddling in the Clyde beside Helensburgh pier.
Wireless transmitter669 viewsThis image from the 1926 book 'Television: Seeing by Wireless', written by Alfred Dinsdale, A.M.I.R.E., shows John Logie Baird with his wireless transmitting set at 2T.V. It had a power of 250 watts and a wave length of 200 metres. A copy of the first edition of this book fetched over £10,000 at a Christies auction.
Gareloch Steamer814 viewsA steamer enters the Gareloch after passing the Training Ship Empress moored off Kidston Park. Circa 1920.
St Modan's, Rosneath710 viewsSt Modan founded a church at Rosneath in the 6th century, and died there. In 1880, a finely carved stone was dug up from the grounds of the present church. It has been dated to circa 800 A.D. and is thought to represent the tombstone of St Modan. It is preserved inside the church. The present building celebrated its centenary in 1953. In the grounds are the ruins of the previous church (1780), and the only known grave in Scotland of an African slave, Robert Story, who came to Scotland as a freed slave.
Croquet for all883 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. This photo by Helensburgh lamplighter Edward Graham, supplied by his great great grandson Ian MacQuire, shows patients playing croquet.

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Gareloch view7 viewsA 1909 image of the Gareloch from Highlandman's Road above Rhu.Sep 25, 2021
Historic photo3 viewsAn albumen photo of Garelochhead village, c.1890, taken by George Washington Wilson (February 7 1823-March 9 1893), a pioneering Scottish photographer. In 1849, he began a career as a portrait miniaturist, switching to portrait photography in 1852. He received a contract to photograph the Royal Family, working for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Later he switched to landscape photography. An albumen print was made by coating thin paper with a layer of egg-white containing salt and sensitised with a silver nitrate solution, then printed using daylight under a negative. The resulting paper had a smooth surface with a fine sheen.Sep 25, 2021
Paddling pool fun1 viewsThe Helensburgh seafront paddling pool at the foot of John Street, which was later demolished. Image c.1947.Sep 25, 2021
Bonar Law the singer10 viewsA postcard size programme for a Members Concert in the House of Commons, with Andrew Bonar Law singing "Anchored". Other performers included Lloyd George, Asquith, Winston Churchill and Keir Hardie.Sep 25, 2021
Tamnavoulin Hotel!41 viewsAn embellished 1905 image of Tamnavoulin in Glen Fruin. The name of the small cottage derives from the Gaelic for ‘hill of the mill’. The vicinity of the cottage is thought to have been the site of a dwelling as far back as the 15th century, while one account gives the date of the present building as early 19th century.Sep 06, 2021
115 viewsWood engraving of The Emperor the Nightingale, by Elizabeth Jamieson Odling. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.Aug 30, 2021
53 viewsThe Recital – Victoria de Los Angeles, by Caroline Sillars. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.Aug 30, 2021
101 viewsThe Conductor, by Caroline Sillars. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.Aug 30, 2021