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Wartime greetings63 viewsA World War Two postcard referring to Helensburgh, posted in 1945 to Miss Betty Wilson of Paisley.May 01, 2021
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Inverarnan House59 viewsAn image of Inverarnan House on Loch Lomondside, c.1930.May 01, 2021
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Viaduct view78 viewsAn image of Fernbreck, Garelochead, and the viaduct on the hillside. Image date unknown.Apr 19, 2021
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Village Post Office51 viewsA 1905 image of the Post Office in Rosneath village.Apr 19, 2021
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St Modan's Church56 viewsA 1905 image of Rosneath Parish Church, St Modan's.Apr 19, 2021
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Helensburgh Golf Club68 viewsA view of the clubhouse, circa 1944. The club was founded in 1893, with a nine hole course designed by former Open champion 'Old' Tom Morris. This second clubhouse was opened in 1900, and five years later the course was upgraded to 18 holes.Mar 29, 2021
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Ploughing medal63 viewsThis Sterling Medal Victorian Watch Fob, described as a stunning example of the workmanship coming out of the United Kingdom during the mid-19th century, was sold on ebay and fetched over £700. It was presented in 1854 by the Cardross Ploughing Association, affiliated with the Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland and founded in 1784 to promote the regeneration of rural Scotland, as well as the preservation of its poetry, language and music. It was inscribed 'Gained two successive years by John King'.Mar 29, 2021
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Sugar ship568 viewsThe 8,325 ton Greek cargo ship Captayannis lying on a sandbank near to Ardmore Point. On the evening of January 27 1974 the area suffered from a terrific storm which blew the vessel from its anchor and caused it to collide with the BP tanker British Light. The anchor chains of the tanker holed the sugar boat, allowing water to pour into her, so she was beached in the shallow waters over the sandbank. Beyond is Helensburgh seafront and, up the hill, the huge metal box covering the Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion Hill House during extensive repairs. 2020 image by T.Nugent. © Copyright and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.Mar 05, 2021
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Kilmahew Castle259 viewsKilmahew Castle at Cardross was built on land granted to the Napier family by Malcolm, the Earl of Lennox, around 1290. The castle, originally a four-storey 16th century tower house, was built in the 16th century by the Napiers, who owned it until 1820. The estate had to be sold to pay off the last Laird's gambling debts.The ruins were acquired by the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the surrounding estate, in 1948, and the now derelict St Peter's Priests Training College was built nearby. Image c.1906.Mar 05, 2021
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Shandon Station252 viewsShandon Station on the West Highland Line, which was opened in 1894. Like all the other local upper stations except Rhu, it was designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.Feb 17, 2021
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TS Empress96 viewsA 1915 image of the raining ship Empress moored in the Gareloch, with its tender beyond. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time.Feb 15, 2021
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396 viewsA green Garelochhead Coach Services Regent bus is pictured on a rainy day outside Helensburgh Central Station. Image, date unknown,© A.Murray-Rust licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.Feb 15, 2021
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