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Flag gifted Down Under1363 viewsMargaret Badham, Assistant Principal at Helensburgh Public School in New South Wales, Australia, supplied this old picture, taken when a red Union Jack was presented to her school by the pupils of our Hermitage School in 1911. The flag is kept in a frame in the school in Australia, and the photo from the school archive shows the raising of the flag for the first time.Jun 08, 2008
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Garelochhead Tennis Club876 viewsMembers of Garelochhead Tennis Club are pictured at their annual dinner-dance in Helensburgh's Queen's Hotel in November 1960.May 28, 2008
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Bowling presidents851 viewsPresident of the Helensburgh and district member clubs at the Gareloch Bowling Association dinner in February 1965. In the middle of the front row is Alex Douglas, the last headmaster of Clyde Street School, and on the right is Willie Cowe, the janitor at the school.May 28, 2008
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Rosneath Castle511 viewsA view of Rosneath Castle from across the bay at Clynder, circa 1960. Completed in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961.May 28, 2008
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The Ferry Inn526 viewsThe famous Ferry Inn at Rosneath, circa 1910. The Edwin Lutyens-designed building was commissioned by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, in the 1890s and rebuilt from an old pub. Bob Hope stayed there while entertaining troops at the nearby World War Two naval base. It fell into disuse, but was rebuilt again in the late 1950s by boatbuilder Peter Boyle.May 28, 2008
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Helensburgh Rugby Club1231 viewsOne of the earliest Helensburgh Rugby Club team photos, taken in October 1969. Standing (from left): Julian Rey, Douglas Grewcock, Howard Morrison, Douglas Dow, Paul Johnston, unknown, Bob Stretch; front: Alan Howat, Dave Muir, Guy Grant, the Rev Russell Davidson, Graeme Heron, Brian Johnstone, Paddy Burns, Fergus Howat.May 28, 2008
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Rosneath launch975 viewsThe yacht Sea Laughter is launched after being built at Silver's Yard at Rosneath. Managing director John Boyd, also Cove and Kilcreggan's Dean of Guild, is third from left in the front row. Image date unknown.May 21, 2008
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Lady cricketers920 viewsHelensburgh ladies cricket team in August 1968.May 21, 2008
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High Green winners888 viewsPrizewinners at the Helensburgh High Green annual dinner in the Ardencaple Hotel, Rhu, in November 1964. Standing (from left): Arthur Wylie, William Niven, William Cowe, George Sharpe, secretary John Omnet, William Gilvear, James A.Gow; seated: Mrs Thomson, president Duncan McFarlane, ladies president Mrs J.McColm, Mrs D.Gall.May 21, 2008
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Hermitage bowlers887 viewsHermitage club bowlers are pictured at their annual prizegiving in October 1962 at Kingsclere (now Commodore) Hotel, with Bailie Mrs Jae Gardiner and Provost J.McLeod Williamson in the centre of the front row.May 21, 2008
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Helensburgh 1st XI907 viewsThe Helensburgh Cricket Club 1st XI pictured by well known burgh photographer Bill Benzie beside the old pavilion at Ardencaple, which was later burnt down. Two stalwarts of the team for many years are in the front row, Willie Gilchrist (left) and his brother Ian (second from right). Image date unknown.May 21, 2008
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Champion golfer824 viewsCharlie Green of the Cardross club pictured at the club prizegiving in 1972. He went on to become Scottish amateur champion, Walker Cup player, selector and captain, and British senior champion — and to this day is still a very competitive amateur golfer.May 21, 2008
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