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Hermitage Sports80 viewsMarlyn Whyte, Ishbel McSporran, Elizabeth Soutar and Joyce Robertson in a hurdles race at the Hermitage School Sports at Ardencaple. Image, circa 1962, supplied by Marlyn Ritchie (nee Whyte).
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Obstacle race337 viewsAn obstacle race in Helensburgh on August 15 1901, obviously part of a well attended event.
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1909 Helensburgh Amateurs719 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 1912646 viewsPlayers at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street in 1912.
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1913 Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club447 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 Amateurs588 viewsThe Rhu Amateurs football team and officials at Ardenconnel Park, Rhu. Image circa 1925.
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1921 Swimming Gala504 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 1928614 viewsCraighelen Tennis Club members pictured outside the clubhouse in 1928.
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Dancing Swimmers671 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club at the end of season dance, circa 1952. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Hermitage cricket XI c.1953162 viewsTop row (from left): Willie Thornton, Gordon Fraser, John Trail, David Gall, Alistair Johnstone, Douglas McSkimming, Ian Paul; front: Jim Williamson (scorer), Jimmy MacDonald, Alan Dinwoodie, Bobby Lindsay, Neil Burgess, Dykes Carswell, coach John Blain. Image from Gordon Fraser and David Gall.
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1953 Ne'erday Swim768 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 swimmers787 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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