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Baird and Wells176 viewsThe novelist H.G.Wells (1866-1946), one of the earliest writers of science fiction, and John Logie Baird met for the first and only time in October 1931 on board the liner Aquitania, on route to New York. Image first published in Baird's memoirs "Television and Me" by courtesy of the Royal Television Society.Jan 04, 2021
Snowy Hydro172 viewsA 1904 image of a snowstorm at Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished.Jan 02, 2021
Loch Long pier168 viewsA steamer calls at what is said to have been Portincaple pier, but is more likely to be the old Finnart pier. Image date unknown.Jan 02, 2021
Baird 1930112 viewsA Northcliffe Newspapers photo, dated August 21 1930, captioned: "Mr John L.Baird, of television fame."Dec 24, 2020
Bannachra Castle170 viewsA colour version of the ruins of Bannachra Castle on the Luss road from Helensburgh, between Cross Keys and Arden. The Castle was in roughly the shape of a parallelogram, 46 feet long and 24 feet wide, and was three storeys high with a barrel vaulted basement, a main or hall floor and an attic floor. It is currently owned by the Lumsden family, which has owned the lands on which the castle is since the 19th century. Reputed to be on the site of a former construction, it was probably built in the 16th century. Image c1940.Dec 24, 2020
Stormy waters179 viewsA 1904 image of a seafront storm seen from the balcony of the then Queen's Hotel.Dec 24, 2020
Peace delegate176 viewsA French image of Andrew Bonar Law, then Lord Privy Seal, as one of the five British delegates to the Paris Peace Conference held between January 12 1919 and January 21 1920 to devise the treaties that ended the First World War.Dec 23, 2020
Cardross Free Church185 viewsThe original Free Church of Scotland in Cardross. Today there is a house called 'Kirklands' at the south side of Main Road just to the west of its junction with Bainfield Road, and the church was on the site of what is now the garage of that house. The present church building on Station Road was built in 1872 and served as the Free Church of Scotland until 1929 when the Church of Scotland and the Free Church were united. As there were now two C of S congregations the former Free Church was given the name 'Burns Church'. This was the case until after World War Two when the two congregations were united to form Cardross Parish Church in the present building.Dec 22, 2020
Rosneath shore334 viewsAn etching of Rosneath shore and the Gareloch by Greenock-based artist Peter Kerr. The McLean Museum in Greenock has many of his paintings. Most of his landscapes were of the Clyde shores, and Cove and Kilcreggan. He was married to Catherine McMillan, born in Helensburgh in 1863, whose family owned the Teak and Ash. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay, whose wife is a distant relative of the artist.Dec 16, 2020
Wee Arrochar184 viewsA special 'Wee Arrochar' train seen at Helensburgh Central Station. The local service, normally from Craigendoran to Arrochar, fell victim to the Beeching axe in June 1964. Image date unknown.Dec 13, 2020
St Gildas Church192 viewsThe Rosneath Catholic church, sited on part of the old Clachan House Estate, was designed as a representation of a ship under sail by Glasgow Architects Thomas Gardiner, Cunningham and Partners. The church was finished in March 1968 and named St Gildas in deference to the Church of Scotland whose church in Rosneath is St Modan's. Dec 13, 2020
Old St Modan's88 viewsThe ancient Rosneath St Modan's church was taken down in 1780, with the exception of the belfry which was preserved. It was on the site of the present pre-19th century parish church which is about 100 yards east of the old cemetery, which contains the ivy-covered ruins of the 18th century place of worship which itself succeeded a pre-Reformation structure. Image date unknown.Dec 13, 2020
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