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Baird and Buchanan209 viewsJohn Logie Baird pictured filming his lifelong friend and patron Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born stage and film star, on the roof of the Long Acre Studios in London on July 2 1928. The technician was Thomas Collier.Feb 20, 2013
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Noctovision224 viewsJohn Logie Baird (left) is seen operating his night vision device, the Noctovisor, on Boxhill in Surrey in 1929. It was slung on gimbals and rotated about a circular compass scale, and was said to be able to pick up a ship's lights in fog and give a compass bearing, or televise people who were in complete darkness.Feb 20, 2013
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Early Apparatus213 viewsJohn Logie Baird shows his early television apparatus to William Le Queux (left), a novelist alive to be possibilies of radio experiment, at Hastings in 1924. Le Queux was one of only three men who showed interest in Baird's work at that time.Feb 20, 2013
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TS Empress355 viewsOne of the bands which were a feature of life on the Training Ship Empress, moored in the Gareloch. They frequently played at the Kidston Park bandstand, and were in demand to play at other events. Empress was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time. Image date unknown.Feb 06, 2013
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Popular paddlers268 viewsA 1948 view of two of the most popular steamers at their base at Craigendoran Pier, the Lucy Ashton and the Jeanie Deans.Feb 06, 2013
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West Esplanade267 viewsA pre-World War Two view of Helensburgh's West Esplanade looking towards the east from near the foot of James Street.Feb 06, 2013
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Provost's chain194 viewsComet pioneer Henry Bell was the first Provost of Helensburgh, and the chain of office of Helensburgh's Provost — a post no longer in existence because of local government reform — contains an illustration of the Comet. Feb 06, 2013
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View over loch258 viewsA 1918 image of an evening view from above Helensburgh across the Gareloch to the tip of the Rosneath Peninsula. On the left is Kidston Park, with the area below Ardencaple Castle still undeveloped, and to the right is the Training Ship Empress.Jan 22, 2013
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Skating and sailing pond302 viewsA well known old image of model yacht enthusiasts sailing their yachts on Helensburgh skating and sailing pond at the top of Sinclair Street. Image date unknown.Jan 22, 2013
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Bloomhill344 viewsBloomhill at Cardross, circa 1910, with Whitton the coachman and the coach. The grade B listed mansion, built about 1838 for Alexander Ferrier, became a childrens home after the Second World War, and is now a care home. Image supplied by Colin Donald.Jan 21, 2013
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Two Provosts meet228 viewsHelensburgh Provost J.McLeod Williamson (right) greets his opposite number from Port Glasgow — both in costume — after the Comet replica steamed across the Clyde to the burgh as part of the 1962 Comet 150th anniversary celebrations. They then adjourned for lunch at the Queen's Hotel, formerly Henry Bell's Baths Hotel.Jan 16, 2013
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West Esplanade288 viewsHelensburgh's west esplanade and putting green packed with people on what looks like not too warm a day. Image date unknown.Jan 10, 2013
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