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Dancing bear111 viewsExcited youngsters surround a dancing bear, brought to publicise a circus visit, on Clyde Street. Image, date unknown, supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
Tamnavoulin Hotel!110 viewsAn embellished 1905 image of Tamnavoulin in Glen Fruin. The name of the small cottage derives from the Gaelic for ‘hill of the mill’. The vicinity of the cottage is thought to have been the site of a dwelling as far back as the 15th century, while one account gives the date of the present building as early 19th century.
107 viewsThe Recital – Victoria de Los Angeles, by Caroline Sillars. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.
Steamers berthed106 viewsA 1905 image of the steamers S.S. Lady Clare and Red Gauntlet moored alonside Craigendoran Pier.
Baird 1930106 viewsA Northcliffe Newspapers photo, dated August 21 1930, captioned: "Mr John L.Baird, of television fame."
General Booth105 viewsThe founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth, arrived at Helensburgh Central Station before speaking at the Victoria Hall on October 26 1910, and was welcomed by 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.
105 viewsJam Session, by Caroline Sillars. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.
Bonar Law the singer104 viewsA postcard size programme for a Members Concert in the House of Commons, with Andrew Bonar Law singing "Anchored". Other performers included Lloyd George, Asquith, Winston Churchill and Keir Hardie.
Garelochhead UF Church101 viewsA 1918 image of Garelochead showing the United Free Church, which existed from 1873-1938, and cattle in the burn.
Shandon School c.194499 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.
Fruin journey98 viewsPhotograph of a horse-drawn transport through Glen Fruin, taken c.1910 by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager.
Dancing girls94 viewsThese four dancing girls were pictured on the Bandstand on West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, in the summer of 1927.
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