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Luss village332 viewsThe main street looking towards Loch Lomond, circa 1925.Dec 27, 2007
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PS Juno459 viewsOriginally ordered by South of England owners, the 592-ton Juno was built by Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding (formerly Thomson) in 1898. She was based at Ayr, where this picture was taken circa 1922, and used for excursions. During World War One she was requisitioned as a minesweeper on the Firth of Forth as HMS Junior. After the war she was based again at Ayr and was there until the end of the 1931 season, before being scrapped the following year.Dec 27, 2007
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Ardenconnel House997 viewsA B-listed mansion in Rhu, built by the Buchanan family in the late 18th century. Ardenconnel was one of the principal estates of the old parish of Row. It was bought in 1899 by the Countrywide Holidays Association, and by 1908 could accommodate 120 guests. The CHA is the oldest walking holiday company in the country, set up in 1893 to encourage participation in, and enjoyment of, the countryside, and to this day, while no longer operating walking holidays, is still working hard to fulfil the vision of founder the Rev T.A.Leonard. The mansion was later converted into modern flats. Image circa 1905.Dec 27, 2007
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Kidston view722 viewsA view of the Gareloch from Kidston Park, circa 1939.Dec 27, 2007
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Looking east726 viewsView east from the pier, circa 1910.Dec 27, 2007
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Kidston Park603 viewsA drinking fountain at Kidston Park, with the bandstand in the distance, circa 1908.Dec 27, 2007
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Loch Lomond islands317 viewsA view of the islands from above Luss, circa 1930.Dec 27, 2007
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Jack Buchanan296 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 Buchanan284 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.

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Buchanan and Astaire351 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.
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PS Columba449 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 Waverley408 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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