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School Road Rhu149 viewsA 1909 image of School Road in Row (now Rhu).
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TS Empress149 viewsA 1915 image of the raining ship Empress moored in the Gareloch, with its tender beyond. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time.
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Snowy Hydro148 viewsA 1904 image of a snowstorm 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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Arrochar House Hotel147 viewsOriginally the ancestral seat of the Clan McFarlane, the hotel was founded in 1697. Originally Inverioch House, it became Arrochar House, then the Arrochar House Hotel which it was when this photo was taken. By 1950 it was owned and being run as a temperance hotel by Mrs Annie McLeod. In the 1970s Bobby Campbell from Alexandria bought it and changed the name to the Cobbler Hotel. In the 1980s Pam and Maurice Root-Reid bought the hotel from Mr Campbell, and they built a large extension to the right. In 2004 Wallace Arnold/Sheerings bought the hotel and changed the name to Claymore Hotel.
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China honour147 viewsA plaque honouring John Logie Baird has been erected in a park in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. It has a population of 12 million and is a centre of Chinese high technology. Nearby are plaques for Einstein and Mendeleev. Image supplied by Professor Malcolm Baird.
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Princess Margaret in Burgh145 viewsPrincess Margaret visited the town to open the former Old Parish Church on Helensburgh seafront in its new incarnation as a Church of Scotland hostel for servicemen and women on March 29 1959.
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On the pier144 viewsPhotograph taken c.1913 probably by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows passengers arriving at either Rhu or Shandon pier. Image supplied by David Clark from a collection of glass slides.
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Concourse144 viewsAn image of the interior of Helensburgh Central Station, c.1920.
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1930s Rhu Primary School girls144 viewsIsobel Macdonald is in the middle of the front row. Other names would be welcomed. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland.
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Bell obelisk144 viewsThe Henry bell obelisk on West Clyde Street before the railings were removed for the war effort in World War Two. Image date unknown.
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Baird and Wells144 viewsThe novelist H.G.Wells (1866-1946), one of the earliest writers of science fiction, and John Logie Baird met for the first and only time in October 1931 on board the liner Aquitania, on route to New York. Image first published in Baird's memoirs "Television and Me" by courtesy of the Royal Television Society.
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Skating in Glen Fruin141 viewsPhotograph taken c.1910 by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows skaters enjoying the frozen River Fruin.
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