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1950s St Bride's School class249 viewsA junior class at St Bride's School. From left: Val McIntyre, Sarah Lee, Fiona Carslaw or Pat Wright?, Vari Sandeman, Sandra McDougall, Barbara Brown, Alison Hamilton, Esther Henderson in floral dress, Phyllis Marshall, Liz Birnie, with Ann Davidson at the piano and Alison Gow conducting. Image circa 1957.Oct 22, 2015
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Baby Melanie128 viewsA press picture of Helensburgh film star Deborah Kerr — Mrs Anthony Bartley — is pictured with her baby daughter Melanie, born on December 27 1947. The caption stated: "Young Miss Melanie has the same red hair and blue eyes as her mother, and even at this early age shows signs of also some day having the same vivacious personality."Oct 22, 2015
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Stooky Bill143 viewsAn October 3 1929 newspaper image of John Logie Baird with Stooky Bill, the dummy he used in his demonstrations, and TV equipment. The caption stated: "One more dream of science has been realised. Man's vision has spanned the Ocean, and transatlantic television has been demonstrated to be a reality. A man and a woman sat before an electric eye in a London laboratory last night, and a group of people in a darkened basement in the village of Hartsdale, New York, watched them turn their heads and move from side to side. The images were crude and broken, but they were images nevertheless."Oct 22, 2015
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Hermitage Park Lodge150 viewsThe Lodge which stood at the west gate of Helensburgh's Hermitage Park for many years, before being replaced by a modern bungalow used by successive Parks Superintendents. Image supplied by Sandy Kerr.Oct 11, 2015
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Long Croft244 viewsA 1903 image of a drawing of and plans for Long Croft, West Rossdhu Drive, Helensburgh, designed and built by noted burgh architect and artist Alexander Nisbet Paterson. He lived there with his artist wife Maggie, nee Whitelaw Hamilton, and family for many years.Oct 11, 2015
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Hermitage Park Cenotaph142 viewsThe Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, designed and built in 1923 by noted burgh architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson and inspired by 'Glasgow Boy' artist James Whitelaw Hamilton, who encouraged Paterson to enter the design competition and suggested that the old walled garden of the original Hermitage House be used. Image date unknown.Oct 11, 2015
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West Princes Street170 viewsAn old image of West Princes Street, Helensburgh, possibly the 1940s?Oct 11, 2015
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Ivor McIvor182 viewsSergeant Ivor McIvor of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army. He joined up in the late 1930s, as did many of his friends, not long after leaving school. Image, date unknown, supplied by Ivor's son, Colin McIvor of Largs.Oct 11, 2015
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Trying motorbike170 viewsMembers of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, try out a motorbike in the late 1930s, venue unknown. On the bike is Ivor McIvor. Image, date unknown, supplied by Ivor's son, Colin McIvor of Largs.Oct 11, 2015
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Fun at camp161 viewsMembers of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, at camp in the late 1930s, venue unknown. The smiling man in the centre is Jonny Tait. Image supplied by Colin McIvor of Largs.Oct 11, 2015
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Burgh Territorials169 viewsMembers of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, at camp in the late 1930s, venue unknown. Image supplied by Colin McIvor of Largs.Oct 11, 2015
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Antwerp Camp169 viewsMembers of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, in camp at Antwerp. Fourth from left at rear is Billy Gilmour, fourth from right at front Ivor McIvor. Image, date unknown, supplied by Ivor's son, Colin McIvor of Largs.Oct 11, 2015
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