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Donkey Rides2043 viewsUndated, but possibly the 1960s. Can anyone provide a date?
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West Clyde Street, William Street1671 viewsThe junction of William Street and West Clyde Street.
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Remains of Malig Mill1633 viewsAround 1922 the mill was demolished. Some remains were kept and a rock garden was created.
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Rustic Bridge1507 viewsThe rustic bridge was in Hermitage Park. If you could see through the trees you would see the Victoria Halls. Hermitage Primary School is off to the left. Date unknown.
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Helensburgh on Clyde 18831149 viewsFrom an original painting by Henry B.Wimbush.
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Dining Room1142 viewsPart of the dining room 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.
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Sinclair Street looking north1129 viewsThis old card, looking up Sinclair Street from Clyde Street, is post-dated 1905. The nearest lamp post on the east side is inscribed Clyde St E.
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Lounge1127 viewsOne of two lounges 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.
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The Eagle Hotel1116 viewsThe Eagle Temperance Hotel was next to MacGillvary's on West Clyde Street. This card is post-dated 1913.
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Shandon Fishing Pond1101 viewsThis fishing pond was attached to Shandon Hydropathic Hotel, the former home of Clyde shipbuilder Robert Napier.
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Colquhoun Square1099 views
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Spoof card1076 viewsA card produced by Valentine's of Dundee showing a poster for an Extra Special Edition of the Helensburgh Times announcing someone's arrival in the town. A blank line was left to fill in the name — in this case Dickie. Image circa 1912.
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