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Castle demolition2095 viewsThe main tower of Ardencaple Castle is seen just before its demolition in July 1959. The square tower on the left was retained and is still standing.
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Kilmahew Castle2092 viewsKilmahew Castle at Cardross was built on land granted to the Napier family by Malcolm, the Earl of Lennox, around 1290. The castle, originally a four-storey 16th century tower house, was built in the 16th century by the Napiers, who owned it until 1820. The estate had to be sold to pay off the last Laird's gambling debts.The ruins were acquired by the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the surrounding estate, in 1948, and the now derelict St Peter's Priests Training College was built nearby. Image date unknown.
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Academy opening2077 viewsVIP guests the Duke of Argyll and the Commodore Clyde, Commodore Chris Hockley, and his wife chat after the official opening of the second Hermitage Academy at Colgrain on June 4 2008.
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Gift of fruit2077 viewsPupils and teachers at Hermitage Park gather to receive a gift of apples from the British Columbia Fruit Growers in Canada in 1951. Miss Lennie presided over the distribution to the children. Image supplied by Cecilia Dunlop.
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Academy opening2076 viewsTalented young violinist Ryan Young plays a set of reels during the official opening of the second Hermitage Academy at Colgrain on June 4 2008. On the left of the picture is the Duke of Argyll. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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Cardross Primary School2070 viewsThe current Cardross village primary school is pictured. Image date not known.
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Flag gifted Down Under2063 viewsMargaret Badham, Assistant Principal at Helensburgh Public School in New South Wales, Australia, supplied this old picture, taken when a red Union Jack was presented to her school by the pupils of our Hermitage School in 1911. The flag is kept in a frame in the school in Australia, and the photo from the school archive shows the raising of the flag for the first time.
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Unknown 1966 Football Team2062 viewsFrom Helensburgh area. More information welcome.
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David Clyde with Jean Harlow2057 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, is on the right in this scene from the 1936 film Suzy, a First World War romance in which he appeared with Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone and Cary Grant. American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914 and loves Irish inventor Terry (Tone) who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman. After their marriage Terry is murdered and Suzy flees to Paris where she meets pilot Andre (Grant) as war is breaking out.
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West End United 19622045 viewsHelensburgh's West End United football team which took part in the Gareloch League, which also included teams from the Faslane base, Arrochar, Garelochhead, Rosneath and Kilcreggan. The club was run by secretary Jimmy Shields for ten years, and after his death the team folded. They are at Hermitage playing fields, June 11 1962. Sitting: I.McFadyen, D.Smith, M.Gray, A.Moffat, M.Trueman; standing: Mr Shields, P.Robertson, R.Don, C.Lawrie, A.McGregor, T.Donaldson, I.McClafferty (captain).
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Donkey Rides2041 viewsUndated, but possibly the 1960s. Can anyone provide a date?
This image is watermarked.
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1914 Clyde Street School2027 viewsA damaged but interesting image of Class 3B at Clyde Street School in 1914, eleven years after the school — designed by Alexander Nisbet Paterson — opened.
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