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Course with a view528 viewsThis old picture shows the outstanding view over the Clyde and the Gareloch from the final holes of Helensburgh Golf Club. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Tennis Club508 viewsHelensburgh Lawn Tennis Club, occupying most of the block between West Princes Street and West King Street, in the days of its original wooden pavilions, from an aerial view of west Helensburgh. The image, date unknown, is from the collection of William Orr of Rhu, who was at one time the Burgh Engineer before becoming the Assistant Engineer for Argyllshire, and it was supplied by his great nephew, Alistair Quinlan.
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Helensburgh 1st XI 1953503 viewsThe Helensburgh Cricket Club 1st XI of 1953 line up for the camera in front of the old pavilion at Ardencaple, which was burnt down some years later. Standing (from left): umpire J.McFarlane, J.Keir, J.P.Kinloch, Ian Gilchrist, Willie Gilchrist, R.A.Whitton, J.A.N.Withrington. Seated: G.Johnstone, J.Blain, captain J.M.Ramsay, Bill Nicholson, J.H.F.Morton. In front is scorer Robert Lindsay. The photo was taken by well known local photographer Bill Benzie.
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Helensburgh Golf Club502 viewsThe golf club was formed in 1893, and this image of the clubhouse is circa 1910. At that time the subscription for ordinary members was £1 11s 6d, and for lady and junior members 16 shillings. The 18-hole course was described as “of singular excellence” and this clubhouse as “one of the best equipped in Scotland. Tom Turnbull was the professional from 1895 for 50 years.
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Helensburgh 1st XI 1931494 viewsStanding: R.W.D.Morrison, D.R.M.McCulloch, W.L.McCulloch, K.W.Warden, J.A.Macfarlane, J.Bradshaw (umpire); seated: Harry Bolton (Professional), G.D.Morrison (Vice-Captain), J.Y.D.Bruce (Captain), G.Mailer, A.D.Frew; in front: I.MacMillan (scorer), A.S.Maclachlan.
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Helensburgh 1st XI 1950s492 viewsThe Helensburgh Cricket Club 1st XI in the early 1950s, exact date unknown. Standing: Ian Gilchrist, David Arthur, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, Willie Gilchrist; seated: R.A.Whitton, George Gardiner, J.Blain, unknown, Bill Nicholson; in front: unknown. More names would be welcomed. Image supplied by Julian Rey.
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Tennis in 1912465 viewsPlayers at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street in 1912.
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Second clubhouse461 viewsHelensburgh Golf Club's 'Tin Hut' clubhouse in its second position. The original clubhouse was built in 1894 just to the west of the Old Luss Road, but it was upgraded and moved in 1900 close to the West Highland Railway Line at East Abercromby Street. In 1909 it was acquired by Vale of Leven Golf Club and in that year the present clubhouse was opened.
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Post Office team461 viewsMOST of the players in this happy Helensburgh Post Office team are known . . . but when was the picture taken and why? In the back row are J.J.Fraser, F.M.Taylor, D.Cavana, J.Marshall, Charlie Friel, J.A.Munro, Alec Russell, and postmaster J.Sked. In the front row, only Inglis Robb (centre) and John Jardine (on his left) have been identified. Please contact the editor if you can supply more information.
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Christmas Dance454 viewsA group of members of Cardross Golf Club are pictured at their 1968 Christmas Dance.
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Watching putting454 viewsAn eager crowd look on at what was presumably a putting competition on Helensburgh's west promenade putting green. Any more information would be welcomed. Image, circa 1930, supplied by Alistair Quinlan, who thinks it may have been taken by George Truman as his wife Agnes (known as Cissie), nee Orr, is third from the right. Agnes was Alistair's great aunt.
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Shandon golf course449 viewsWilliam Lyon Winton tees off at the old nine-hole Shandon golf course, where leading professional the late Tom Haliburton learned the game. He considered it a very good course to learn on. It was originally attached to Shandon Hydro. Image circa 1930 supplied by Mr Winton's grandson, Alistair Quinlan.
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