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West End United 19651201 viewsHelensburgh's West End United football team which took part in the Gareloch League, which also included teams from the Faslane base, Arrochar, Garelochhead, Rosneath and Kilcreggan. The club was run by secretary Jimmy Shields for ten years, and after his death the team folded. In January 1965 picture by well known burgh photographer Bill Benzie are (back) Mr Shields, W.Ross, J.Moffat, A.Dennett (capt), T.Griffiths, J.Smith, J.Cameron, (front) K.Johansson, j.Healey, J.Mackay, J.Scullion, B.Johnston.Jul 27, 2008
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Jack Buchanan471 viewsThe great entertainer from Helensburgh pictured signing autographs at London's Waterloo Station on September 25 1937. He was on his way to New York to appear with Evelyn Laye in a musical comedy.Jul 20, 2008
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Hermitage Park War Memorial789 viewsThe War Memorial in Hermitage Park, circa 1930. In those days the pond was full, but nowadays it is empty for safety reasons. Designed by well known local architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson after a campaign by his father-in-law, artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton, one of the 'Glasgow Boys', the War Memorial was completed in 1923. A service is held in the Garden of Remembrance on the Sunday nearest to November 11.Jul 19, 2008
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Harvest at Knockderry637 viewsTwo men harvest a steep field at Knockderry, Cove, circa 1912.Jul 19, 2008
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Bard's comely wench512 viewsHelensburgh girl Catherine King-Clark, a former St Bride's School pupil studying at Edinburgh School of Art, worked with actor John Cairney in a film on the life of national bard Robert Burns, directed and produced by Robert Crichton in 1973. She played one of Burns' many loves, Anne Park, and she and the other members of the cast apart from Cairney all appeared in still photographs used as flashbacks.Jun 28, 2008
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The Band Stand562 viewsThe Breingan Band Stand which stood on Helensburgh seafront opposite the Imperial Hotel features on this old postcard. Image date unknown.Jun 28, 2008
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East Bay814 viewsThe East Bay with the pier in the distance. Image date unknown.Jun 28, 2008
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Town Council water trip693 viewsMembers and officials of Helensburgh Town Council are pictured on the annual trip to inspect the reservoirs in 1896.Jun 23, 2008
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Helensburgh Station staff904 viewsStaff at Helensburgh Station, circa 1900. Front row: goods porters Mr Hosie, and John Robertson, goods clerks John Hamilton and Mr Latto, chief goods clerk John Purvis, stationmaster Mr Purvis, booking clerk Ivor McIvor, parcel clerk Tom Govan, passenger porters Tom Govan and Andrew Graham, examiner Peter McFarlane; standing: unknown, parcel carter John Gray, parcel porter Bobby Summers, shunters Robert Wilson and George Melville, foreman William Brown, unknown, signalmen Mr McIntosh and William Lyle.Jun 21, 2008
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Garelochhead638 viewsA striking view of Garelochhead from up the hill across the Gareloch, circa 1906.Jun 21, 2008
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Park flowers879 viewsFlowers in Hermitage Park, with part of Hermitage House and the war memorial in the distance. Image date unknown.Jun 21, 2008
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Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society912 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society before a performance in the Victoria Hall in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Front (from left): celloist Rosemary Gillies, Mrs Erskine, conductor Arthur Brocklebank, violinist Mary Gray, violinist Mrs R.Paterson, pianist Doris Bryden; standing: unknown professional drummer, trumpeter Frank O'Donnell, unknown, unknown, bass Robert McLaren, clarinet/sax Johnny Campbell, Peter Reece, unknown, Mr Erskine. Image supplied by Lorraine Cavana.Jun 21, 2008
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