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221 viewsCows graze in the field in front of Ardencaple Castle, the ancient seat of the Clan MacAulay. All but one tower of the building was demolished in 1957, and a naval housing estate was built on the site. Image c.1911.
Going to war221 viewsLocal soldiers leaving for World War One. The second and third soldiers in, who have a kit bag between them, both have gassed written next to them. On the back of the original photo was written: 2nd on left back row - killed; soldier in front row 6th from left with dark bear skin over his shoulders - wounded; soldier behind him to the right - prisoner; soldier with a moustache in front of door - prisoner. More details would be welcomed. Copy image supplied by Liz Sutherland.
Whistlefield Brae220 viewsThe Whistlefield Brae looking up the hill from Garelochhead. Image c.1900 by courtesy of the Helensburgh Memories website.
Waterworks trip219 viewsLocal worthies, including F.C.Buchanan of Rowmore, Rhu (left), celebrate the opening of a new dam and waterworks in the hills above the village, c.1896.
Marching to Rhu219 viewsThe Helensburgh Citizen Training Force marches past Pier Road, Rhu, led by members of the Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band, during World War One. Image supplied by Eric McArthur who suspects the gentleman on the grass verge with the black suit and black hat and walking stick could be his grandfather, Alexander Macarthur, who lived at 56 John Street. The object of the Citizen Training Force was to provide military training for men ineligible for business or other valid reasons to enlist in the Forces.
Provost Andrew Buchanan215 viewsAn image from the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times of Andrew Buchanan, who served as Provost of Helensburgh from 1930-36. He donated the outdoor swimming pool to the burgh, and paid for the refurbishment of the interior of the Victoria Halls, amongst many acts of generosity.
Glen Fruin flock214 viewsBlackface sheep in Glen Fruin in years gone by. Image date unknown.
Maitland Street plaque213 viewsThis worn carved stone in the wall at the foot of Maitland Street dates from 1778 and denotes the productive local trade of herring fishing in the early 19th century. The cured fish were stored in barrels made in the cooperage there. Photo by Kenneth Crawford.
Bonar Law with Mussolini212 viewsA December 1922 image of French Prime Minister Raymond Poincaré and Andrew Bonar Law with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and Belgian Prime Minister M.Theunis at 10 Downing Street.
210 viewsA sketch of a young woman collecting firewood on the Old Luss Road, which runs from Helensburgh over the hill to Loch Lomond, and passes through Helensburgh Golf Club. Image c1910.
1944 Hermitage 4th Year girls210 viewsBack row from left, Macdonald, Morrison, Ewing, Crnish, Grant, McKinlay, Gall; third row, Arnott, ?, McKay, Ronald, Spy, McKay, McGuire. Macalpine, second row, ?, ?, Barr, ?, ?, McCaw, Crearand, Jane, Macdonald, front row, Cowan, Hughie, Anton, McKellar, Robertson, Marshall, McGruer. Missing, corrected and first names would be welcomed. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland.
Rhu School c.1935209 viewsThe teacher and pupils of Rhu Primary School. More details would be welcome. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland, whose dad, Howard Macdonald, is first on the left in the back row.
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