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Obstacle race56 viewsAn obstacle race in Helensburgh on August 15 1901, obviously part of a well attended event.
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1909 Helensburgh Amateurs588 viewsIn this picture, taken at the Mossend playing field, now an area of housing, are back row: Jimmy Palmer, Willie Wilson, Jimmy Murray, John Laver, and goalkeeper Freddie Keith, Joe Keith, committee member Donald Laver, president Jackie Robertson — a foreign correspondent to trade, Peter McNeil and George Laver; middle row: Bob Campbell, Stevie Cameron, and Abe Reece; front row: Jimmy Smith, Neil Thomson, Duncan McNeil and Jimmy Jardine.
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Tennis in 1912500 viewsPlayers at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street in 1912.
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1913 Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club307 viewsBack: Miss Lilley, G.Schoelles, Miss Raeburn, R.T.Templeton (Hon Sec), J.H.Strang, Miss Mackay, Mrs A.M.Stewart, Miss Macnab; middle: Dr Downs, A.G.Shillcock, J.W.Swinburne, Sheriff Blair, Miss Rodger, Miss V.MacBrayne, Mrs Strang, Mrs Hardcastle, Miss Preston, Miss Mackay; front: Miss Hamilton, Miss Douglas, Miss R.I.Templeton, Miss MacBrayne, Miss E.MacPhee, Miss Sewell, Miss Marsters, Miss M.A.Young, Miss Sidebottom, Miss F.Smith, Miss MacPhee; on ground: G.E.Fleming, J.G.Anderson. Image dated September 1913.
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Rhu Amateurs443 viewsThe Rhu Amateurs football team and officials at Ardenconnel Park, Rhu. Image circa 1925.
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1921 Swimming Gala350 viewsThe Meechan brothers took this picture of crowds watching a swimming competition on a June Saturday on the east side of Helensburgh pier, 18 years before the town's outdoor swimming pool opened. Some of the boats are the town's old jollyboats, which used to be laid up beside the East Esplanade.
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Craighelen Tennis Club 1928457 viewsCraighelen Tennis Club members pictured outside the clubhouse in 1928.
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Dancing Swimmers493 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club at the end of season dance, circa 1952. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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1953 Ne'erday Swim601 viewsThe Ne'erday swimmers on Helensburgh pier on January 1 1953. Back: Burns, McCrea, Wright, McDonagh, Boyle, Milne, Hailstones, Bilsland, McHardy, McHardy, Sanders, Marsland; middle: Bird, Finnighan, McDonagh, Burgess, McDonagh; front: Cravens, Wright. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Jubilant Ne'erday swimmers631 viewsLily Finnighan, Helen McDonagh and Jenny Burgess celebrate after taking part in the 1953 Ne'erday Swim at Helensburgh pier. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Hermitage winners588 viewsThe Hermitage Bowling Club prizewinners at their annual presentation of prizes in the Kingsclere Hotel, predecessor of the Commodore Hotel, in the early 1960s. Among those in the front row are John Sharp (left), Provost J.McLeod Williamson (2nd right) and Bert Burtles. Among those standing are Willie Ralph, Tom Lillburn and Tom Boyle. Image supplied by Jim Lillburn.
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1960 Craigendoran Swim787 viewsHelensburgh Swimming Club prepare to dive from Craigendoran pier to swim to Helensburgh pier in the annual event in August 1960. The first girl is club champion for many years Sheila Bell, next to her is Elspeth McLean, and fifth girl along is Sandy MacRitchie. The boy second from right rubbing his hands is Colin McCallum. Further details would be welcomed by the editor.
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