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Fastest woman on water363 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 Farm357 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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285 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-Marathon387 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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Portrait362 viewsAn August 23 1930 photo of John Logie Baird.Nov 07, 2016
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World record425 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 speed404 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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Hover travel415 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured arriving at Craigendoran pier. 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. Image supplied by Robert Whitton.Sep 28, 2016
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On parade473 viewsThe 1st Helensburgh Company of the Boys Brigade pictured after a Founder's Day Church Parade, circa 1959. Photo supplied by Iain McAllister.Sep 26, 2016
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Laid up shipping423 viewsMerchant shipping laid up in the Gareloch off Clynder during the 1930s.Sep 07, 2016
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Burgh from pier440 viewsA 1959 image looking down the pier towards the town centre.Sep 07, 2016
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HMS Traveller420 viewsThe Royal Navy T class submarine Traveller in the Gareloch in April 1942. Built by Scotts of Greenock and launched in August 1941, Traveller spent most of her career in the Mediterranean. She was unsuccessful in most of her attacks, sinking the Italian merchantman Albachiara, but launching failed attacks against the Italian merchant ship Ezilda Croce, the Italian 'small light cruiser', the Italian tanker Proserpina and the Italian torpedo boats Castore and Ciclone. Traveller left Malta on November 28 1942 for a patrol in the Gulf of Taranto. She carried out a reconnaissance of Taranto harbour for a Chariot human torpedo attack, but never returned and is presumed to have hit a mine.Sep 07, 2016
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