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Arrochar Hotel533 viewsArrochar Hotel, circa 1948. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time.
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Publicity picture533 viewsJohn Logie Baird smiles broadly for a publicity still with Gwen Farrar, a London-born singer, cellist and film actress, who was the stage partner of singing pianist Norah Blaney. Image date unknown.
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Rhu Boys Brigade533 viewsMembers of the Rhu company of the Boys Brigade are pictured at camp. The company existed from 1915 to 1925 when it folded because leaders could not be found. It was inspected at least twice by Lord Inverclyde, the then Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire. Image supplied by Alistair Quinlan, whose great uncle, Arthur Burnett Winton, is second from the left. Arthur's father ran Rhu Post Office, and he was a telegram boy. He spent most of his working life at Helensburgh Post Office and Helensburgh Telephone Exchange, and in his 20s played football for Rhu Amateurs.
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Deborah Kerr in gown532 viewsHelensburgh screen and stage star Deborah Kerr pictured in a beautiful gown. The circumstances are not known, so any information would be welcomed by the editor of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust website. Image circa 1950.
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PS Chancellor531 viewsThe 272-ton paddle steamer Chancellor, built by R.Chambers, Dumbarton, for the Loch Goil and Loch Long Steamboat Company for the Arrochar service. Sold in 1901 to interests at Ferrol, Spain, and renamed Commercio.
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Clynder531 viewsA very old view of Clynder and Barremman from Rosneath.
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Kilcreggan from the pier531 viewsThe houses on Kilcreggan seafront, seen from the pier, circa 1908.
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Kilcreggan531 viewsA 1904 image of Silver Bay, Kilcreggan.
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SS Kenilworth531 viewsA 390-ton paddle steamer built in 1898 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse for the North British Steam Packet Company, she operated on the Clyde until 1937, serving initially on the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. She was refurbished and reboilered in 1915 and saw limited World War One service from 1917-19 as a minesweeper on the South Coast. Upon her return she reopened the Arrochar excursion service. Retired in 1937, she was broken up the following year at the yard where she had been constructed.
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Deborah Kerr in 1954 movie530 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr, stunned from the explosion of a World War Two flying bomb, wends her way through the rubble-strewn London streets after saying goodbye to her lover in this scene from David E.Rose's 1954 film 'The End of the Affair'. She co-starred with Van Johnson and John Mills in the David Lewis production for Columbia Pictures.
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Jean Clyde and Sir Harry Lauder530 viewsStage star Jean Clyde from Helensburgh and her second husband Bill McQuaid with Sir Harry Lauder (left) taken in Skye, circa 1938 — three years after he announced his retirement, although he did entertain troops during the Second World War. Best remembered as the little tartan comic with the twisted walking stick, Sir Harry (August 4 1870—February 26 1950) was described by Sir Winston Churchill as "Scotland's greatest ever ambassador”.
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Luss rescue boat530 viewsHRH Princess Anne is invited to name the new Loch Lomond rescue boat by chairman Archie McKenzie, Vice Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, in November 2006 at the Luss boathouse. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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