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Dancing class366 viewsHermitage Secondary School teacher John Blain's Scottish Country Dancing class around 1951-52. From left: Ailsa Pattison, Sylvia Mitchell, Judith Peel, Angus Tran, Pat Paterson, Ian McLeod, Gordon Fraser and John Trail. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser.May 15, 2016
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Tuning up276 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band prepare before entertaining tourists at Duck Bay, Loch Lomond, in 1997. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser, who now lives in Sweden.May 15, 2016
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On parade306 viewsA Helensburgh Boys Brigade company pictured outside Hermitage Park on a Remembrance Day day parade. More details would be welcomed, and it is thought that the leader was a Mr Watt. Image — date unknown — kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser, who now lives in Sweden.May 15, 2016
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Amateurs on tour362 viewsThe Helensburgh Amateurs team pictured at Hinckley, near Coventry, when they played a friendly match there in 1960. Back row (from left): Robert Robb, Gordon Fraser, David Wilkie, Jim Rice, Barry Gray, Jim Paterson; front: John Singleton, Jim Healy, Billy Dixon, Peter Cavana, Tommy Bell. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser, who now lives in Sweden.May 15, 2016
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Waverley 2012261 viewsHelensburgh photographer Brian Averell took this stunning image of the paddle steamer Waverley heading down river from the pedestrian walkway on the Erskine Bridge in July 2012, and it is reproduced here with his permission. Built 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 first Waverley, built in 1899 and sunk at Dunkirk in 1940, and cruised the Clyde until 1973 for Caledonian-MacBrayne. In 1974 she was sold to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society and re-entered service in 1975. She calls regularly at Helensburgh in summer.May 13, 2016
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Burgh basketball379 viewsHelensburgh Baskdetball Club's senior team; back row (from left), Robert Galbraith, Willie McSporran, George Forsyth, Sandy Clow, Ian Martin; front, Gordon Fraser, ?, Jim McNeill, Richard West, Norbert Spath. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser, who now lives in Sweden.May 11, 2016
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Burgh Basketball338 viewsHelensburgh Basketball Club's 1963-64 senior and juniors. Seniors in white, juniors in black; back row (from left), Jim McNeill, Gordon Hamil, Jim Caldwell, Gordon Stewart, Sandy Clow, Hector McClelland, Jim McPherson; middle row, Derek West, Richard West, Kenny Wilson, Gordon Fraser, James Galbraith, Andy Gillespie, ?; front, Graham McKenzie, Terence Neil. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser, who now lives in Sweden.May 11, 2016
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Burgh Basketball335 viewsHelensburgh Basketball Club's 1963-64 juniors are pictured. From left: Gordon Stewart, Gordon Hamil, Derek West, Kenny Wilson, Hector McClelland. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser, who now lives in Sweden.May 11, 2016
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Burgh Basketball327 viewsHelensburgh Basketball Club's 1960-61 seniors and juniors. Back row (from left): ?, Robert Galbraith, Willie McSporran, George Forsyth, Sandy Clow, Ian Martin, Alistair Martin; middle: Gordon Fraser, ?, Jim McNeill, Richard West, Norbert Spath; front (juniors): Graham McKenzie, Hector McClelland, Kenny Wilson, ?, Derek West. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser, who now lives in Sweden.May 11, 2016
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Daylight TV262 viewsAn October 3 1929 photo of John Logie Baird explaining the mechanism of the television receiver while testing daylight transmission. His latest experiments in daylight transmission featured Swedish exercises performed by an instructor transmitted to the receiver in movie form. On the left is his technical assistant, Ben Clapp.May 04, 2016
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Shandon Hydro252 viewsThe Shandon Hydropathic Hotel. Originally West Shandon, this magnificent building was the home of Robert Napier, the greatest figure in Clyde shipbuilding and marine engineering in the mid-19th century. During World War One the Hydro became a hospital, and in World War Two it was used by the army. In 1951 it became a hotel again, but in 1957 it was closed and demolished. Image date unknown.May 04, 2016
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Dandie Dinmont295 viewsThe 197 ft iron paddle steamer Dandie Dinmont is seen berthed at Helensburgh pier in 1872. Built by A & J Inglis Ltd. at Pointhouse in Glasgow in 1866 for the Helensburgh-Ardrishaig route, but was transferred to the Forth the following year. She returned to the Clyde in 1869, but 1885 was bought by the Southsea, Ventnor, Sandown & Shanklin Steam Boat Co. After the 1900 season she was laid up, and the following year sank in Portsmouth Harbour. In 1902 she was raised and broken up in the Netherlands. Apr 28, 2016
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