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Scotland Photographic Memories

Scotland Photographic Memories

The photo 'Helensburgh, the Esplanade 1901' appears in this book.

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Caption for Helensburgh, The Esplanade 1901: The coming of the railways put Helensburgh into the Glasgow commuter belt, whilst its steamer connections helped it to develop as a holiday centre. In the distance and slightly to the left of the clock tower is the obelisk erected to the memory of Henry Bell, who built the first steam-powered vessel to sail on the Clyde. Another famous son of the town was J Logie Baird, the inventor of television.

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Memories of Helensburgh

i went to school at the hermitage acadamy for about a year because my dad was in the navy at the time stationed at rosneath. my parents and i used to walk along the seafront and have tea and ice cream in tony,s ice cream parlour. there are wonderful views over the gareloch here ,you can see rosneath point from the front.

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