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Waterworks trip223 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.
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Maitland Street plaque220 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.
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Wee Arrochar220 viewsThe 'Wee Arrochar' train near Whistlefield in 1957. This LNER Class C15 Reid N.B. design locomotive, weighing 60 tons, was one of a class which dated from 1911 and was built by the Yorkshire Engine Co. It was one of three which operated the push and pull service from Craigendoran to Arrochar. Two years later a diesel railbus took over the service.
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220 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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217 viewsWood engraving of The Emperor the Nightingale, by Elizabeth Jamieson Odling. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.
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40th anniversary216 viewsThe Helensburgh and District branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society held its 40th anniversary party at the Commodore Hotel in 1992. Back row from left: Tom McInally, Tom Tudhope, Jessie Gilvear, George Rennie, Allan Carrie; middle row: Tom Savage, Moira Thomson, Margaret Savage, Dorothy Capstick, Dorothy Reid, Alma Traill, Anne Thorn, Dargie Henderson; seated: Norah Dunn and Sue Ashby. Image supplied by Anne Thorn.
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Comet painting215 viewsA 1963 watercolour by Paul Sharp of Henry Bell's Comet at the time of the 150th anniversary.
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Lucy Ashton215 viewsThe paddle steamer Lucy Ashton berthed at Craigendoran pier. Image circa 1910.
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Romantic card214 viewsA 1938 novelty postcard sent to Michael Sewell, Balgonie, Helensburgh, by Jack Morrock in Geneva.
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Burgh Cenotaph214 viewsA 1933 image of the Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, designed and built in 1923 by noted architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson and inspired by 'Glasgow Boy' artist James Whitelaw Hamilton, who encouraged Paterson to enter the design competition and suggested that the old walled garden of the original Hermitage House be used.
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1931 McGruers staff213 viewsManagement and staff of the McGruer & Co. boatbuilding business pictured in 1931. Image from the Silver Motor Yachts private Facebook group contributed by Craig Macdougall.
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212 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.
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