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Woodstone Hotel298 viewsWoodstone Private Hotel at Rhu. Its proprietor for many years was Miss E.M.Lyle. Image c.1906.Jun 21, 2020
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328 viewsPicturesque cottages in Luss main street. Image c.1965.Jun 13, 2020
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208 viewsCarriages await outside Helensburgh Central Station in East Princes Street when it was the North British Railway Company. Image c.1905.Jun 13, 2020
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Novelty card459 viewsA novelty card suggesting Helensburgh is a good place for romance! Image date unknown.Jun 06, 2020
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Ross Cycles292 viewsAn image c.1910 of John Ross in front of his cycle shop at 33 West Princes Street, Helensburgh. Image supplied by his great-grandson Jeff Castel de Oro.May 22, 2020
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The Balloch Navy240 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign. Image by courtesy of Iain McAllister from the Silver Motor Yachts private Facebook group.May 17, 2020
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The Balloch Navy472 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the four vessels of the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign.May 17, 2020
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1931 McGruers staff202 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.May 17, 2020
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Smiling patients234 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 Stobhill 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. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street. Image dated 1915.May 15, 2020
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Jack Buchanan on violin361 viewsThe programme for a Larchfield School concert on December 17 1901, showing entertainer Jack Buchanan, then an 11 year-old Larchfield pupil, playing three violin pieces. Programme donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust by Andrew Widdowson, whose late father John was headmaster in the early 1970s.May 08, 2020
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Quiet East Bay239 viewsA 1929 image of Helensburgh's East Bay on a quiet, grey day.May 08, 2020
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West Princes Street196 viewsAn image c.1920 of of a traffic-free West Princes Street, looking east from Colquhoun Square. Image supplied by Jeff Castel de Oro.May 08, 2020
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