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Packed pier545 viewsHelensburgh pier, outdoor pool and seafront are packed on a sunny summer day in 1935.
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On road to Rhu545 viewsA cyclist and a horse and cart make their way along Row (Rhu) road towards Rhu, and a steamer is waiting at the pier in this postcard picture published by M.Gordon of Row Pier. Image date unknown.
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William Taynton545 viewsWilliam Taynton is seen with large cathode ray tubes at Radiolympia in 1939.
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Deborah Kerr in the 80s544 viewsAn autographed photograph of Helensburgh film star Deborah Kerr, circa 1985.
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Deborah Kerr in 1954 movie544 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 Lauder543 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 boat543 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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Rhu Spit543 viewsA view of the Gareloch from above Rhu. Image date unknown, circa early 1900s.
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SS Kenilworth543 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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Clynder542 viewsA very old view of Clynder and Barremman from Rosneath.
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Noctovision542 viewsJohn Logie Baird (left) is seen operating his night vision device, the Noctovisor, on Boxhill in Surrey in 1929. It was slung on gimbals and rotated about a circular compass scale, and was said to be able to pick up a ship's lights in fog and give a compass bearing, or televise people who were in complete darkness.
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Helensburgh Oratorio Choir542 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Oratorio Choir and their conductor prior to their annual concert in the Victoria Hall. Image date unknown.
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