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Pony Rides1762 viewsFun on Helensburgh beach at the pierhead in 1970.
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Larchfield School 19151756 viewsBack: Colin Donald, Tom Wedgwood, Alec Young, Eric Oastler, Cyril Cameron, Amery Wedgwood, Ian McDougall, ?, ? Begg, John Gray, Henry MacFarlane, G.Baird, I.McGeoch, D.Mackenzie; 2nd back: R.H.Ottman, ? Harrison, T.Gordon, A.McGeoch, ? Gray, ? Gow, Tom MacFarlane, Edward Maclachlan, Robert Young, Ian McEwan; seated: Mr Carter, Mr Nelson, G.Balfour, N.Bruce, ? Matthew, Mrs Perkins, headmaster T.T.N.Perkins, Ronald Young, ? Ross, A.N.Paterson, Mr Pearson; front: ? Steven, Jack Macdonald, A.Paul, ? Guest, Ian Maclachlan, A.Frew, R.Angus, Donald Macdonald, L.White, Stanley Ternouth. Image supplied by Fiona Forrest (nee Maclachlan).
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View from above1755 viewsAn aerial view of central Helensburgh, circa 1970.
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Invergare1752 viewsInvergare, Rhu, originally named Rowaleyn, was built in 1855 to the design of architect James Smith, father of Madeleine Smith, the socialite later accused of murder, to be his family's summer home. James Smith designed, among other famous buildings, the Victoria Baths in West Nile Street (1837), the Collegiate School, Garnethill (1840), the McClellan Galleries (1855), and Bellahouston Church (1863), all in Glasgow, and Stirling Library (1863). Image circa 1912, published by M.Gordon, Row Pier.
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Larchfield School 19581750 viewsThe third part of a whole school picture taken in front of the Colquhoun Street building in 1958. Image supplied by Phil Plumbe, a former Clyde Street School and Larchfield pupil now living in Melbourne, Australia.
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Arden House1745 viewsOne of the big Loch Lomond mansions, now converted into flats.
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Model in 20021742 viewsA model of Henry Bell's Comet on display at the Bell Exhibition at Helensburgh Library organised by Doris Gentles as part of the burgh's bicentenary celebrations in 2002.
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Mystery Rhu group1737 viewsThis image supplied by Alistair Quinlan show a Rhu group, possibly a church outing, circa 1910. Back row third right is his grandfather, William Lyon Winton, and sprawling on the grass front left is his brother, Arthur Burnett Winton. Their brother, Sidney Walker Winton, who was between them in age is probably wearing the white shirt, to the right of the cornet (5th right front). Any more information would be welcome.
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Coronation Tree Planting1728 viewsTo mark the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953, flowering cherry trees were planted by Helensburgh schools. This is the planting party from Larchfield School at the south-eastern corner of Stafford Street and James Street. From left are Stuart Sandeman, Stewart Noble (now Heritage Trust chairman, Alex Kennedy, William Marshall and a Parks Department employee. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Camis Eskan Greenhouse1723 viewsThe greenhouse in the gardens of Camis Eskan during the Second World War. Photo by kind permission of Sheila Penny.
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Helensburgh Infectious Diseases Hospital1722 viewsThis hospital was adjacent to the Victoria Infirmary, and was in operation from 1875 to 1956. It was demolished three years later.
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Town centre aerial view1715 viewsThis picture of the central part of Helensburgh is circa 1970.
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