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Hartfield House185 viewsThis Cove mansion was owned by James, Lord Inverclyde, second son of the first Lord Inverclyde, and grandson of Sir George Burns, Bart., founder of the Cunard Line. An enthusiastic yachtsman, he was Vice-Commodore of the Royal Northern Yacht Club at Rhu and a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, president of the Scottish Hockey Association, a cricketer, curler, and tennis player. He leased the shooting on Rosneath moor from the Duke of Argyll. Later it belonged to his son Alan, the 4th Baron, and then became a YMCA holiday home. The mansion was demolished in the 1960s. Image date unknown.Dec 20, 2016
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Loch Sloy pipeline169 viewsThe pipeline from Loch Sloy down the hillside to the Loch Sloy Hydro-Electric Station at Inveruglas on the west bank of Loch Lomond. Work on the scheme started in May 1945, using German prisoners of war, and it was opened by HM The Queen on October 18 1950. Twenty one lives were lost during its construction. Photo supplied by Gordon Fraser.Dec 20, 2016
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1945-47 Rhu Amateurs234 viewsA Rhu Amateurs side from the 1940s. Back row (from left): John Parlane, David Dodds, Jim Spy, John Miller, Archie McNab, and John Parlane's twin, Willie; front: Sam Best, Hugh Dawson, Jimmy McIntyre, Peter Small, Charles Russell. Dec 19, 2016
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Rhu Church School193 viewsAn old image of Rhu Church School on the village green. Behind it is the second Parish Church, and behind it is the church which is still in use today. Image date not known.Dec 19, 2016
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Hermitage class 1943238 viewsA Hermitage Primary School class circa 1943. John McAllan, who supplied the image, is top row third from right, second row extreme right Robert Watt, second row middle Drew Ferguson, third row from top extreme right Douglas Lamb, third from right Jim Kennedy, sixth from right George Milne. Others include top row, far right Alister McLeod; third row down, far left Campbell Jardine; third row down, one in on the left Robin Adair; top row, four in from the left John Oswald; fourth row down, one in from the left Edith Clements; third row down, centre Iain Campbell. More names would be welcome. Image supplied by Iain Campbell.Dec 13, 2016
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Fastest woman on water201 viewsThe Countess of Arran, daughter of Clan Chief Sir Iain Colquhoun, 7th Baronet of Luss, First World War hero and Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, and his wife Dinah Tennant, pictured on August 11 1980 after becoming the first woman ever to travel at more than 100mph on water. She set the record on Lake Windermere in her boat Trimite Skean Dhu after two runs over the lake at an average speed of 102.45mph.Dec 12, 2016
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Rosneath Farm185 viewsRosneath Home Farm, built in 1801 to the design of Alexander Naysmith, served Rosneath Castle, the original home of the Campbell's. It is now on Scotland's Buildings At Risk Register. Image circa 1910.Dec 12, 2016
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166 viewsThe famous Yew Tree Avenue in Rosneath which originally linked the now gone Clachan House to Rosneath Church. Image circa 1910.Dec 12, 2016
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Half-Marathon218 viewsStarters in the Helensburgh People's Half Marathon, sponsored by Douglas Buchanan, set off along West Clyde Street. But which year was it? Image supplied by Gordon Fraser.Dec 09, 2016
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Portrait240 viewsAn August 23 1930 photo of John Logie Baird.Nov 07, 2016
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World record258 viewsA multi-view postcard issued to mark Kaye Don setting a world water speed record on Loch Lomond on July 18 1932 in Miss England 111, when he was timed at 119.81 mph. On the back of the card it states: "Miss England 111 owned by Lord Wakefield, and driven by Kaye Don, cost £40,000 to build. Her engines developed 5,000 Horse Power, designed to give her a speed of 200mph." Image supplied by Alistair McIntyre.Oct 16, 2016
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Hovercraft at speed256 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured. Powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Marine Gnome engine, it was 48 foot long, could carry 48 passengers, and had a maximum speed over calm water of 64 knots. However the service attracted fewer passengers than hoped for, and did not prove viable. Oct 03, 2016
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