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1909 Helensburgh Amateurs679 viewsIn this picture, taken at the Mossend playing field, now an area of housing, are back row: Jimmy Palmer, Willie Wilson, Jimmy Murray, John Laver, and goalkeeper Freddie Keith, Joe Keith, committee member Donald Laver, president Jackie Robertson — a foreign correspondent to trade, Peter McNeil and George Laver; middle row: Bob Campbell, Stevie Cameron, and Abe Reece; front row: Jimmy Smith, Neil Thomson, Duncan McNeil and Jimmy Jardine.
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Shandon golf course678 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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Award for ex-Provost675 viewsA former Cove and Kilcreggan Provost, Billy Cowan, receives a trophy from Eric Hope at the annual Cove Sailing Club prizegiving dance in March 1966.
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Helensburgh Tennis Club675 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 1953670 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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Christmas Dance668 viewsA group of members of Cardross Golf Club are pictured at their 1968 Christmas Dance.
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Helensburgh 1st XI 1950s658 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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Helensburgh Captain's XV658 viewsThe Helensburgh Rugby Club Captain's XV before they played a President's XV in a New Year's Day game in the mid to late 1970's. Back row: Pete Foster, Peter McIntyre, Tony Rudd, Mike McIntyre, Julian Rey, Dusty Millar, 'Giff' Bradley, Pete Ramsey, David Jones, Alistair Baird; front: Sandy Louden (captain), Alan Twigg, David Higgins, Dave Muir, 'Pussy' Pender, Gordon Johnston, Jamie Lightbody. Image supplied by David Jones.
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Lomond hockey653 viewsA 1985-6 girls hockey team from Helensburgh's Lomond School. Standing: Helen Cox, Sarah Fraser, Claire Fullarton, Claire Newton, Miss Johnstone, Lee Bisset, Claire Bernard, Joanna Burgess, Kirsty Noble; sitting: Gillian Graham, Helen Hardie, Sarah Osborne, Caroline Cooper, Simone Sinclair. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Helensburgh Golf Club651 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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Watching putting651 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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Helensburgh 1st XI 1931650 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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