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Fruin farm132 viewsBlairnairn Farm in Glen Fruin. Image date c.1920.
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Scroll awarded131 viewsThe doyen of Scottish country dancing in Helensburgh, Norah Dunn, pictured receiving the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society scroll from Alan Carrie in November 1989. Image supplied by Anne Thorn.
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Rhu FC from the past131 viewsThe Rhu Amateurs team and officials from a bygone era. Image date unknown. More information would be welcomed.
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Rosneath Castle129 viewsCompleted in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961. Image date unknown.
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!885 Clyde map128 viewsAn antique sketch map of the Clyde engraved by C.Perron.
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Wartime colours124 viewsA 1942 image of the steamer Lucy Ashton arriving at Kilcreggan Pier. The 271-ton vessel was launched on May 24 1888 by T.B.Seath at Rutherglen. She began on the Holy Loch run but later became more familiar on the Gareloch service from Craigendoran. She remained on the Clyde throughout both world wars. She made her last run in February 1949. Her stripped down hull saw further experimental use by the British Shipbuilding Research Association, including being fitted with a jet engine.
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Muck spreading121 viewsPhotograph taken c.1913 probably by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows farm workers spreading muck on a hill at Duirlands Farm, Glen Fruin. Image supplied by David Clark from a collection of glass slides.
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Bonar Law's birthplace119 viewsThe Andrew Bonar Law story began in this house in Rexton, a small village in eastern New Brunswick, Canada, where he was born on 16th September 1858, the youngest of five children, and he also had two younger half-sisters. His father, the Rev James Law, MA, was a Scottish Free Church minister, his mother Elizabeth a member of the Kidston family of rich merchant bankers which has played such an important part in Helensburgh’s history.
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Arden Post Office119 viewsThe Post Office building at Arden was demolished in the 1980s to make way for a series of road improvements, which culminated in the creation of the Arden roundabout on the A82. Image date unknown.
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Fun on ice116 viewsHelensburgh Skating Pond at the top of Sinclair Street in its heyday as a venue for skating and curling.The surroundings were refurbished with the aid of an EEC grant, but today it is full of weeds. Image date unknown.
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Crammed esplanade113 viewsA 1930 image of the very busy promenade west of the pier on a warm summer's day.
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Top Secret113 viewsThis letter, written by Miss Maud McLellan, of Auchenault, Helensburgh, in 1939 as Company Commander of the 4th Scottish Company of the Auxiliary Training Service, was in the wartime records of Margaret Sloan (known as Margot), of Dalmore, Helensburgh, which Graham Phillips donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust.
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