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Shandon Station296 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 Empress149 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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430 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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Rosneath Castle289 viewsCompleted in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961. Image date 1919.Feb 15, 2021
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Seafront bandstand390 viewsAn old image of the bandstand on Helensburgh's West Esplanade, with the Granary building and the Old Parish Church beyond. Image date unknown.Feb 15, 2021
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Blue Train262 viewsA Blue Train approaching Cardross from Helensburgh, viewed from Coronation Park, Port Glasgow. Image, date unkniwn, © Thomas Nugent licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.Feb 15, 2021
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Colquhoun Street124 viewsA 1912 image showing a horse and cart moving down Colquhoun Street.Feb 15, 2021
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Ardencaple Quadrant211 viewsArdencaple Quadrant, built originally to house those who had been injured in the First World War, seen beyond the greenhouse of Ferniegair which was demolished in the 1960s. Image date unknown.Feb 15, 2021
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Strone Farm438 viewsA 1905 image of Strone Farm in Glen Fruin.Jan 05, 2021
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273 views1915 image of deep snow in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh.Jan 05, 2021
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Baird and Wells144 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
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Snowy Hydro148 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
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