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Sheepdog trials785 viewsA young lady with dogs at the Helensburgh and District Sheepdog Trials at Camis Eskan Farm, circa 1930. Photo by James Russell, Alexandria.
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Evening Out549 viewsA group of Helensburgh ladies enjoy an evening out, circa 1933.
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Bonny Babies84 viewsA Helensburgh and Gareloch Times image of the organisers and winners — with nannies — at the Baby Show held in the Old Parish Church Hall in June 1933.
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Beauty Contest639 viewsEntrants for the 1962 Helensburgh Beauty Contest parade at the outdoor pool on a wet and cold September day.
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Exchange choice95 viewsAnne McBrierty is seen receiving flowers from Helensburgh Advertiser columnist Betty Wood (left) after she was chosen to represent Helensburgh Telephone Exchange in the Miss Interflora competition in April 1968. Also in the picture are Grace Robertson and Morag MacPherson.
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Robert Thorburn and family94 viewsAlexander Graham Thorburn, drawn by well known local artist Gregor Ian Smith, who was a pal of his. Image supplied by his son, Sandy Thorburn.
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Arden shepherd486 viewsRobert MacDonald, who was shepherd at Arden for 32 years before retiring in March 1985.
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Finlay McNab534 viewsWell known fisherman and ferryman Finlay McNab, whose home was at Ferry House, Portincaple, also known as Portincaple House, circa 1890.
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Hermitage Hospital592 viewsNurses and servicemen are pictured outside the World War One Hermitage House Auxiliary Military Hospital in 1917. Originally the home of the Cramb family, who sold what was then called Cramb Park to the Town Council in 1911 for £3,750, the mansion became an annexe to Hermitage School after the war. After 1926 it became a council workshop and store, and it was eventually demolished in 1963.
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Iona Colquhoun marries Marquis494 viewsIona Colquhoun (18), daughter of Luss laird Sir Ivar Colquhoun and his wife and a former pupil of Helensburgh's St Bride's School, married the Marquis of Lorne (26), heir to the Duke of Argyll, at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh in the summer of 1965, and the reception for 500 guests — many of them local — followed at the Assembly Rooms. A surprise guest was Lord Colin Campbell, the Duke's younger son, who arrived unexpectedly from New Zealand. Provost J.McLeod Williamson and Town Clerk Robert Mackay and their wives represented Helensburgh.
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Gala Day690 viewsA piper leads the fancy dress procession at the Kirkmichael Gala Day on August 14 1993.
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Lady Helen Colquhoun467 viewsWife of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, who founded Helensburgh in 1777 and named it after her. It is not known which artist painted her portrait, of which this is a mono copy. She was the daughter of William, Lord Strathnaver, son and heir apparent of John, 19th Earl of Sutherland.
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