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Donkey Rides1995 viewsUndated, but possibly the 1960s. Can anyone provide a date?
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West Clyde Street, William Street1629 viewsThe junction of William Street and West Clyde Street.
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Remains of Malig Mill1598 viewsAround 1922 the mill was demolished. Some remains were kept and a rock garden was created.
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Rustic Bridge1479 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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Dining Room1127 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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Helensburgh on Clyde 18831117 viewsFrom an original painting by Henry B.Wimbush.
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The Eagle Hotel1094 viewsThe Eagle Temperance Hotel was next to MacGillvary's on West Clyde Street. This card is post-dated 1913.
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Lounge1090 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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Shandon Fishing Pond1085 viewsThis fishing pond was attached to Shandon Hydropathic Hotel, the former home of Clyde shipbuilder Robert Napier.
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Sinclair Street looking north1069 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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Colquhoun Square1066 views
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Helensburgh Public Hall and School 19031061 viewsA photograph from the top of the St Columba Church tower, looking up Sinclair Street, published as a postcard by J.Valentine & Co. of Dundee. It shows the chimney of the Malig (or Millig) Mill.
This postcard is part of, and is reproduced by kind permission of, the University of St Andrews Library Special Collection.
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