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Ruth Brown's successful appeal537 viewsHelensburgh woman Mrs Ruth Brown, wife of ex-Scotland manager Bobby Brown, took ill in 1978 with a form of blood cancer, and when she received treatment at Glasgow's Western Infirmary she discovered that there was an urgent need for a blood cell processor unit to assist diagnosis of rare blood diseases. So she set up the Ruth Brown Blood Cell Processor Fund in April 1982, and in a year she and Bobby raised over £16,000 to buy the unit and accessories. Sadly she died soon after presenting the unit.
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Provost Sam Bryden653 viewsProvost Sam Bryden, as well as owning Macneur & Bryden's newsagent and gift shop in East Princes Street, Helensburgh, was also the man responsible for the erection of the centenary monument in Colquhoun Square.
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Sandcastle competition464 viewsCompetitors rush to complete their entries in a sandcastle building competition on Helensburgh's east seafront. Image, date unknown, supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Sandcastle competition489 viewsThe scene on Helensburgh's east seafront during a sandcastle building competition. Image, date unknown, supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Farewell to Rhu Ellen296 viewsYoung people before the Rhu Ellen Hotel at Rhu closed. They include David Urquhart, Claire Mandsley, Gavin Bowman, Seonaid Brown, Craig MacPhee, Fenella Venton, Sean ?, Alison Moncrieff, Gary Todd, ?, Malky Pearson, Stewart Jeffrey, Barbara Gilchrist, ?, Julie Johnston, Louise Roberts, and Sarah Curry. Image, taken by Stewart Cunningham for the Helensburgh Advertiser, supplied by Seonaid Brown through the Helensburgh Memories Facebook page.
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Sir Iain Colquhoun of Luss179 viewsSir Iain Colquhoun DSO (1887-1948), 7th Baronet of Luss, Chief of Clan Colquhoun, and Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, was pictured on the steps of the family home, Rossdhu, Luss — now the exclusive Loch Lomond Golf Club — by Robert Thorburn, a keen amateur photographer and grocery store manager who moved to the burgh before 1900. He lived in Helensburgh until his death in 1945. Image circa 1920s supplied by his grandson, Sandy Thorburn.
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Sir Alec Rose627 viewsSingle-handed round the world yachtsman Sir Alec Rose visited the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on March 19 1969 to talk to members of the Royal Naval Sailing Association and the Neptune Sailing Club about his experiences, and also toured the submarine HMS Porpoise. He is pictured with Helensburgh man Admiral Ian McGeoch (left), Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the Commodore Clyde, Commodore Derek Kent.
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Sir William Raeburn479 viewsSir Wiliam Raeburn, 1st Baronet of Helensburgh, is pictured in the large conservatory at his home, Woodend, Millig Street, in July 1933 with a visiting friend, Marjorie Pipon. Sir William was head of the shipping company of Raeburn & Verel Ltd. Image by courtesy of Dr Nigel Allan.
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Sir William Raeburn577 viewsTHE FIRST holder of the Baronetcy of Helensburgh, Sir William Raeburn.
The Raeburn Baronetcy of Helensburgh in the County of Dunbarton is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, and it was created on July 25 1923 for the Conservative MP for Dunbartonshire, head of the shipping company of Raeburn & Verel Ltd.
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Susie and her Castle589 viewsBorn in 1847, Susie Reid was a well-known character, not only at Portincaple, where she lived for many years until her death at 81, but also much further afield. Her personality would probably have been enough to make her a local celebrity, but the extra factor that ensured her a place in the hall of fame was that her home was an upturned fishing smack. Her story is told in the People section of the Trust website. Photo taken by Rhu postmaster Willie Winton and supplied by his grandson, Alistair Quinlan.
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Susie and her Castle567 viewsBorn in 1847, Susie Reid was a well-known character, not only at Portincaple, where she lived for many years until her death at 81, but also much further afield. Her personality would probably have been enough to make her a local celebrity, but the extra factor that ensured her a place in the hall of fame was that her home was an upturned fishing smack. Her story is told in the People section of the Trust website. Photo taken by Rhu postmaster Willie Winton and supplied by his grandson, Alistair Quinlan.
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Susie's Castle587 viewsSusie of Portincaple is pictured at Susie’s Castle, circa 1910. She lived for 60 years in the upturned fishing smack on the Loch Long shore, and postcards of her home were sold. She and her fisherman husband Jamie came from Glasgow, and she sold the fish around the neighbourhood, as well as working as a maid in local big houses. After her husband died, she lived alone with five cats. In old age she seldom left her home, but she was a beautiful knitter and a great reader.
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