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Kidston Park592 viewsA drinking fountain at Kidston Park, with the bandstand in the distance, circa 1908.Dec 27, 2007
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Loch Lomond islands316 viewsA view of the islands from above Luss, circa 1930.Dec 27, 2007
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Jack Buchanan293 viewsHelensburgh-born Jack Buchanan (1891-1957), a major UK musical comedy, revue and film star, choreographer, director, producer and manager, was much associated with top hats and tails. The name of the actress in this picture is not known.Dec 24, 2007
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Jack Buchanan281 viewsInternationally acclaimed entertainer Jack Buchanan, who was born on April 2 1890 in Helensburgh, died on October 20 1957 in London. A major UK musical comedy, revue and film star, choreographer, director, producer and manager with a disarming, casual style, Buchanan had a 40 year career.

Dec 24, 2007
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Buchanan and Astaire350 viewsIn 1953, the top UK and US song-and-dance men met in The Band Wagon. Helensburgh man Jack Buchanan and Fred Astaire's duet, "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", and their clever version, with Nanette Fabray, of "Triplets" fame, made this one of MGM's most acclaimed musical films, and the pinnacle of Buchanan's career.
Dec 24, 2007
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PS Columba448 viewsBuilt in 1878 by J. & G.Thomson at Clydebank, the 602-ton Columba is regarded as the most famous and luxurious Clyde steamer. An early steel-hulled vessel and at 301 feet, the largest Clyde steamer of her time, she operated the Glasgow to Ardrishaig service as part of MacBraynes 'Royal Route' to Oban. Reboilered in 1900, she was sold after the 1935 season, and broken up at Dalmuir. She is pictured off Gourock. Image date unknown.Dec 24, 2007
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PS Waverley405 viewsBuilt by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow in 1946, the 693-ton Waverley entered service in 1947 and is the world's last sea-going paddler. She replaced the previous Waverley, built in 1899 and sunk at Dunkirk in 1940, she cruised to all parts of the Clyde Estuary until withdrawn after the 1973 season by Caledonian-MacBrayne. Next year she was sold to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society after a massive public campaign in Scotland, and re-entered service in 1975 with support from local authorities. She calls regularly at Helensburgh during the summer. She is pictured at Gourock in 1970.Dec 24, 2007
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Thos. Rowatt534 viewsThe 16 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, premises of Thomas Rowatt, cabinetmaker and upholsterer. Later the firm moved to West Princes Street, where it is still in business today. Image circa 1910.Dec 24, 2007
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TS Duchess of Argyll557 viewsThe 593-ton turbine steamer Duchess of Argyll was built by William Denny & Brothers at Dumbarton in 1906 for the Ardrossan to Arran run. Requisitioned as a transport ship in World War One, she returned to service in the 1919 season, making the Kyles of Bute and Arran run her own. She moved to the long cruises to Inveraray and Campbeltown in 1936, returned to the Kyles of Bute run after the war, and was sold in 1952 to the Admiralty for experimental work at Portland. She was scrapped at Newhaven in 1970. Dec 24, 2007
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HRH The Princess Royal274 viewsPrincess Anne talks to staff at the Jeanie Deans Unit in the grounds of the Victoria Infirmary in Helensburgh on a visit on August 19 1998. She previously visited the unit, which closed in 2007, on February 5 1990.Dec 24, 2007
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HRH The Princess Royal263 viewsPrincess Anne talks to a patient at the Jeanie Deans Unit in the grounds of the Victoria Infirmary in Helensburgh on a visit on August 19 1998. She previously visited the unit, which closed in 2007, on February 5 1990.Dec 24, 2007
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Rosneath School1119 viewsRosneath School at the Clachan, when the uniform was rather different from today. Image date unknown.Dec 24, 2007
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