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Helensburgh Golf Club462 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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Seafront putting green459 viewsSerious competition on the putting green on Helensburgh's west esplanade in this 1952 image.
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Helensburgh Tennis Club454 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 1953448 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 1st XI 1950s438 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 1st XI 1931437 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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Second clubhouse420 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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Tennis in 1912408 viewsPlayers at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street in 1912.
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The Golf House398 viewsThe original Helensburgh Golf Club clubhouse, known as the 'Tin Hut', was built in 1894 just to the west of the Old Luss Road. It was upgraded and relocated in 1900 to close to East Abercromby Street.
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Dancing Swimmers394 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club at the end of season dance, circa 1952. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Watching putting374 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 course365 viewsA nine hole golf course existed for many years at Shandon, on the hill above the Gareloch, and Ryder Cup golfer Tom Haliburton learned to play and love the sport on this course as a child. Image date unknown.
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