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Rhu Village560 viewsLooking down on Rhu village and Rhu Bay from above the drive of a hillside mansion, circa 1959.
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Rosneath Castle560 viewsA view of Rosneath Castle from across the bay at Clynder, circa 1960. Completed in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961.
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Deborah Kerr and Peter Sellars558 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr presents the award for Best Actor to Peter Sellars at the 1976 Evening News British Film Awards in London for his performance as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau.
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On parade558 viewsArgyll and Sutherlands Highlanders Territorials on parade outside the Lomond Street Drill Hall in September 1939. From left: Lachie McDonald, Jimmy Handyside, Jock McDonald. Image supplied by Mrs Betty Stewart, Lachie's daughter/
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Noctovision558 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 Choir558 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Oratorio Choir and their conductor prior to their annual concert in the Victoria Hall. Image date unknown.
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Rhu Spit558 viewsA view of the Gareloch from above Rhu. Image date unknown, circa early 1900s.
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On road to Rhu558 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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Pier Road, Rhu557 viewsAn old image of the junction of the seafront road and Pier Road, Rhu, with the pier house opposite. The mansion was Dunmore House, which was eventually demolished and replaced by two matching modern houses. Image by courtesy of Jim Shields.
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Gareloch from Rahane557 viewsA view towards Garelochhead, with two merchant ships at anchor. Date unknown.
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Hiawatha cast557 viewsThe cast of the local production of 'Hiawatha's Wedding Feast and Death of Minnehaha' at Helensburgh's Victoria Hall on April 18 1906. The conductor was E.W.Stanton, the cellist G.H.Stanton, and the soloists Major (later Provost) John F.Duncan and Mrs Hyllested. William Battrum Lever (also a Provost) played the harmonium. Photo by Robert Thorburn, supplied by his grandson Sandy Thorburn.
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Rhu from Rosneath557 viewsA view of Rhu village from the other side of the Gareloch, published as a postcard by Winton, Stationer, of Rhu Post Office. Circa 1905.
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