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1903 Seafront244 viewsA 1903 image of a busy day on the beach in Helensburgh, just to the west of the pier.
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Coal from Spy240 viewsA horse and cart coal delivery from A. & R.Spy, Coal Merchants and Colliery Agents, of 25 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. Their slogan was: "All orders executed with promptitude under our personal supervision." Their wholesale depot was in the goods yard at Helensburgh Central Station. Image c1910.
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The Balloch Navy184 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.
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The Balloch Navy447 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.
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Bannachra Castle162 viewsThe 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 c1910.
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Beach huts168 viewsHuts provide shelter from the sun on Helensburgh beach just to the west of the pier. Image from 1933.
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Original clubhouse446 viewsThe original Cardross Golf Club clubhouse, which was destroyed in a World War Two bombing raid by the Luftwaffe over the night of May 5 1941. Photo by courtesy of Helensburgh Memories on Facebook.
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158 viewsCarriages await outside Helensburgh Central Station in East Princes Street when it was the North British Railway Company. Image c.1905.
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Clynder373 viewsClynder seen from the Gareloch. Image c1950.
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Quiet East Bay184 viewsA 1929 image of Helensburgh's East Bay on a quiet, grey day.
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Fruin farmer160 viewsPhotograph of a farmer with his scythe in Glen Fruin, taken c.1910 by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager.
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Garelochhead beach219 viewsThe tide is in at Garelochhead in this image published and issued by the proprietor of Shandon Hydro Hotel. Image date unknown.
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