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Rhu Bay86 viewsA 1933 image of a yacht sailing across Rhu Bay.
Garelochhead UF Church86 viewsA 1918 image of Garelochead showing the United Free Church, which existed from 1873-1938, and cattle in the burn.
Dancing girls81 viewsThese four dancing girls were pictured on the Bandstand on West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, in the summer of 1927.
Victorious81 viewsHelensburgh's Prime Minister, Andrew Bonar Law, is seen saluting the Conservatives general election victory in this illustration from the Punch edition of November 22 1922.
25th anniversary80 viewsThe top table at the 25th anniversary dinner of Helensburgh's Millig SWRI, held in the Commodore Hotel on November 13 2001. Entertainment was provided by the Helensburgh and Lomond Fiddlers. Back row: Ruth Murdoch, Helen Rodger, Margaret Gilbert, Ann Steer; front: Myra Taylor, president Betty Tulloch, Nanny Tomison.
Comet Centenary75 viewsThe second page of a supplement to the Illustrated London News of September 7 1912 recording the centenary of the launch of Henry Bell's Comet. This page shows images of prominent organisers of the celebrations.
Old St Modan's74 viewsThe ancient Rosneath St Modan's church was taken down in 1780, with the exception of the belfry which was preserved. It was on the site of the present pre-19th century parish church which is about 100 yards east of the old cemetery, which contains the ivy-covered ruins of the 18th century place of worship which itself succeeded a pre-Reformation structure. Image date unknown.
Scout Hall73 viewsThe 1st Craigendoran Scouts hall on East Clyde Street beside the former Clyde Street School, opened in 1981 and later demolished. The new wing of what is now Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre was built on the site. Image by the late Kenneth Crawford, date unknown.
General Booth73 viewsThe founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth, leaves from Helensburgh pier the day after speaking at the Victoria Hall on October 26 1910, and is seen with Provost David S.Maclachlan. Booth, born in 1826, was the son of a Nottingham builder and converted to Christianity aged 15. He became a revivalist preacher, and in 1865 he and his wife Catherine set up a Christian Mission in London's east end to help the poor. It was reorganised along military lines in 1878, and the Salvation Army was born. He died in 1912.Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
72 viewsJam Session, by Caroline Sillars. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.
Comet Centenary68 viewsThe first page of a supplement to the Illustrated London News of September 7 1912 recording the centenary of the launch of Henry Bell's Comet. This page shows images of from the celebrations in Helensburgh and Glasgow.
Shandon School c.194467 viewsElinor Grummitt, who still lives in Shandon, supplied this image from around 1944. She is second left, back row. Her sister is middle of the middle row and her brother second left, front row. Far left is teacher Miss Buchanan, who came after Miss Willan retired, and the lady on the right is Mrs Hutchison, who helped out her janitor husband. The boy, second right bottom row, was Polish. His father was an officer in the Polish army, billeted at Shandon Hydro. His name was Richard Stetner.
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