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Seafront crossing319 viewsThe junction of West Clyde Street and Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, as it used to be, with a cobbled walkway across the road to the pier. On the corner, where there is now a three-storey shop and office block, is Robert Brown's 'Cyclist's Rest Pierhead Vaults' public house. Image circa 1907.
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The Reluctant Debutante319 viewsMargaret Carpenter, who played the title role, Ronnie Kinloch and Louise Allison are pictured on stage at the Victoria Hall in December 1968 in the Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club production of "The Reluctant Debutante", a comedy by William Douglas Home. The producer was Jess Baxter, and the hall was filled to capacity on each night of the three night run.
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Past presidents dine319 viewsA dinner for past presidents of Helensburgh Rotary Club held in the Rosslea Hall Hotel, Rhu, in 1998. The guest speaker was the Rev James Simpson who was famous for a book of Christmas jokes and had been minister of Dornoch Cathedral. Front: Mel McDonald, Cyril Thompson, Fraser Nicol, Jim McBlane, Gordon Burgess, Donald Fullarton, Hamish Andrew, Bill Morrison, Jim Strange; back: Stan Latimer, Angus Wylie, Rev David Clark, Ron Dunachie, Ian Mowat, 1998 president Graham Smith, Malcolm Jones, Rev James Simpson, George Boyd, David Arthur, Gordon Hattle, Rex Cook.
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Plaque unveiling318 viewsHastings museum curator Miss Victoria Williams tells a story about John Logie Baird and his work in Hastings at the unveiling on March 12 1997 of a plaque at the house in Linton Crescent where he lived in the early 1920s and developed his invention of television. Centre is Dr Brian Manley, president of the Institute of Physics, and right is the Mayor of Hastings.
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Helensburgh's coat of arms318 viewsA colourful representation of Helensburgh's coat of arms, one of a Heraldic Series, circa 1905.
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Art Show opening318 viewsGuest of honour Hugh Adam Crawford RSA (right) with his wife and local artist Gregor Ian Smith, president of Helensburgh and District Art Club, at the opening of the club's annual show in the Victoria Hall in September 1968.
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Kidston Point318 viewsA chilly winter afternoon's walk at Kidston Point. Image, date unkown, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Calling at Luss318 viewsA steamer, possibly the SS Prince George, approaches Luss Pier from the north. Circa 1930.
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Maggie Hamilton318 viewsNoted artist Maggie Hamilton (1867-1952) was the daughter of James and Mary Hamilton, of Thornton Lodge, Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, and brother of artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton, one of the first of the 'Glasgow Boys'. In 1897 she married architect and artist Alexander Nisbet Paterson, and she is seen here with their children Alistair and Viola outside their family home, Long Croft, in West Rossdhu Drive. Image by courtesy of the Anderson Trust.
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Tarbet Pier318 viewsA 1905 image of Tarbet Pier on Loch Lomond, with Ben Lomond beyond.
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1921 Swimming Gala317 viewsThe Meechan brothers took this picture of crowds watching a swimming competition on a June Saturday on the east side of Helensburgh pier, 18 years before the town's outdoor swimming pool opened. Some of the boats are the town's old jollyboats, which used to be laid up beside the East Esplanade.
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Baird colour TV317 viewsThe first public demonstration of John Logie Baird's 120-line system to transmit colour films on to a large screen took place at the Dominion Theatre in London on February 4 1938, with a second demonstration from Crystal Palace on February 17. He used the electronic system to produce a 600-line two by two and a half feet screen image on a colour Tele-Radiogram.
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