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Publicity stint136 viewsThe headline was "Some people will do anything for a good read of the Helensburgh Advertiser". Staff member Susan Cowan (now Mrs Maxwell) posed with the paper during a seafront gale on December 5 1972. Photo by Donald Fullarton.Nov 29, 2020
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General Booth84 viewsThe founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth, leaves from Helensburgh pier the day after speaking at the Victoria Hall on October 26 1910, and is seen with Provost David S.Maclachlan. Booth, born in 1826, was the son of a Nottingham builder and converted to Christianity aged 15. He became a revivalist preacher, and in 1865 he and his wife Catherine set up a Christian Mission in London's east end to help the poor. It was reorganised along military lines in 1878, and the Salvation Army was born. He died in 1912.Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Nov 29, 2020
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General Booth105 viewsThe founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth, arrived at Helensburgh Central Station before speaking at the Victoria Hall on October 26 1910, and was welcomed by Provost David S.Maclachlan. Booth, born in 1826, was the son of a Nottingham builder and converted to Christianity aged 15. He became a revivalist preacher, and in 1865 he and his wife Catherine set up a Christian Mission in London's east end to help the poor. It was reorganised along military lines in 1878, and the Salvation Army was born. He died in 1912. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Nov 29, 2020
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Comet Centenary83 viewsThe second page of a supplement to the Illustrated London News of September 7 1912 recording the centenary of the launch of Henry Bell's Comet. This page shows images of prominent organisers of the celebrations.Nov 24, 2020
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Comet Centenary75 viewsThe first page of a supplement to the Illustrated London News of September 7 1912 recording the centenary of the launch of Henry Bell's Comet. This page shows images of from the celebrations in Helensburgh and Glasgow.Nov 24, 2020
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Craigendoran Station830 viewsA 1919 image of Craigendoran Station, with a steam train to Bridgeton on the main line and another beside the pier platform.Nov 20, 2020
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Scout Hall84 viewsThe 1st Craigendoran Scouts hall on East Clyde Street beside the former Clyde Street School, opened in 1981 and later demolished. The new wing of what is now Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre was built on the site. Image by the late Kenneth Crawford, date unknown.Nov 20, 2020
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Arden Post Office119 viewsThe Post Office building at Arden was demolished in the 1980s to make way for a series of road improvements, which culminated in the creation of the Arden roundabout on the A82. Image date unknown.Nov 15, 2020
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Dancing girls94 viewsThese four dancing girls were pictured on the Bandstand on West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, in the summer of 1927.Nov 15, 2020
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Bell obelisk147 viewsThe Henry bell obelisk on West Clyde Street before the railings were removed for the war effort in World War Two. Image date unknown.Nov 10, 2020
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Queen's Hotel146 viewsThe Queen's Hotel was originally Baths House, built by Henry Bell, who built Europe's first commercial steamship the Comet in 1812. The building has had many alterations but still stands on East Clyde Street, having been converted into flats. Image date unknown.Nov 10, 2020
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Bannachra House324 viewsThe elegant mansion Bannachra House, home of the Lumsden family from 1864 until 2003, close to the Cross Keys to Arden road. In the background are the ruins of Bannachra Castle. Image date unknown.Nov 10, 2020
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