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Ploughing734 viewsCharles McInnes, ploughman at Torr Farm, Rhu, is seen ploughing in front of Aros, Rhu. Image supplied by Marlyn Ritchie, his great grand-daughter.
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Painters lorry722 viewsDavid Wilson is pictured with the McCulloch painters and decorators lorry at 29 Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh, circa 1930. Mr Wilson died about 1945, and this image was supplied by his grand-daughter, Marlyn Ritchie.
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Inspection733 viewsA party of local dignitaries on a water reservoirs inspection, arrive at Inverbeg Hotel on Loch Lomondside in 1923. Image supplied by Marlyn Ritchie, whose grandfather David Wilson was the owner and driver of the Packard 15 horse power vehicle.
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News by postcard162 viewsThe February 13 1907 front page of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper featured on a promotional postcard.
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1931 McGruers staff179 viewsManagement and staff of the McGruer & Co. boatbuilding business pictured in 1931. Image from the Silver Motor Yachts private Facebook group contributed by Craig Macdougall.
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Painters president1135 viewsThe top table at the 1952 annual dinner at the conference of the Federation of Master Painters and Decorators in Scotland, held at Shandon Hydro Hotel, the former home of Robert Napier. On the right is the new president, Helensburgh man Gregory Alexander Burgess, and in the centre is Mrs McKay of Rhu. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Aye of the storm125 viewsStaff member Susan Cowan (now Mrs Maxwell) agreed to pose on the seafront during a gale on December 5 1972 for a publicity stunt. The headline was "Some people will do anything for a good read of the Helensburgh Advertiser". Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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First Edition1021 viewsThe front page of the first edition of the Helensburgh Advertiser, published on Friday August 30 1957.
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Coal from Spy258 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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Advertiser promotion1011 viewsThree members of the Helensburgh Advertiser staff sit on proprietor Craig M.Jeffrey's decorated Triumph 2000 car outside the then 17-19 East King Street office and printing plant before promoting the Advertiser and its sister weekly, the Dunbarton County Reporter, at the annual traders Christmas parade in Alexandria in the early 1970s. Centre is Carol Campbell, and on the right Alison Fraser.
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Advertiser staff983 viewsThe Rev Murdoch McPherson conducts a radio interview for the BBC in the Helensburgh Advertiser editorial office in East King Street in the late 1960s. From left: Gordon Terris, Bill Heaney, proprietor Craig M.Jeffrey, Mr McPherson, Angela Sandeman, Jimmy Allan.
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Craig M.Jeffrey Ltd. staff1110 viewsStaff of Craig M.Jeffrey Ltd., publishers of the Helensburgh Advertiser and the County Reporter and commercial printers, pictured outside the 7-9 East King Street printworks on a sunny day. Standing (from left) are Donald Fullarton, W.T.Slater, Jimmy Allan, Tom McLennan, Norma Jarman, Willie McGillivary, Billy Gilmour, Jim Cavana and proprietor Craig Jeffrey. In front are Stewart Stenhouse, unknown, George Gill and Tony McGinley. Image circa 1970.
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