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Duchess at Commissioning471 viewsCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is seen with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, at the Commissioning ceremony at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on August 27 2010 as the UK's most powerful attack submarine, HMS Astute, was welcomed into the Royal Navy. The Duchess is the sub's Patron, and during the ceremony Astute officially became 'Her Majesty's Ship'. Photo copyright Royal Navy.
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Garelochhead Hotel view471 viewsThe view looking north from outside Garelochhead Hotel. It was was demolished following a serious fire in the 1990s. Image circa 1906.
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Luss rescue boat471 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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Burgh plaque unveiled470 viewsOn May 1 1952 a commemorative plaque for John Logie Baird was unveiled at Helensburgh's Municipal Buildings. On the left is Provost William Lever performing the unveiling. On his left are one of the Bailies, then Annie Baird, Diana Baird, Jean Conley (nee Baird), Malcolm Baird, two councillors or officials, and the second Bailie.
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Baird's electric light plant469 viewsAs a schoolboy John Logie Baird installed an electric light plant in the family home, the Manse, in West Argyle Street, Helensburgh. He is seen here with part of the plant. A home-made dynamo was driven by a water-wheel connected to the water main, and with a collection of jam jars and sheet lead successfully generated current.
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Baird receiver469 viewsJohn Logie Baird is pictured with a C.R.T. receiver, circa 1935.
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Queen's Hotel469 viewsThe Queen's Hotel was originally Baths House, built by Henry Bell, who built Europe's first commercial steamship the Comet in 1812. The building has had many alterations but still stands on East Clyde Street, having been converted into flats. Image date unknown.
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Stormy seafront468 viewsThis old picture shows the pier and the esplanade being battered by a storm at high tide. Image date unknown.
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Comet replica 1962467 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen steaming down river past a cruise liner. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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David Clyde with Olivia de Havilland467 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, played the butler in the 1943 film Princess O'Rourke, a comedy romance written and directed by Norman Krasna and starring Olivia de Havilland (left) as the princess and Charles Coburn (right) as her uncle. A pilot (Robert Cummings) falls in love with a woman he believes is intending to become a maid, little suspecting that she is actually a princess. It won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
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Fruin Water467 viewsAn old image of the Fruin Water. Image date and exact location not known.
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Gregor Ian Smith467 viewsA drawing of Helensburgh artist Gregor Ian Smith as a young man by his friend and fellow artist James Dunlop Burgess. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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