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Operatic Society303 viewsGrace Goodwin (standing, centre) and other members of the cast of the Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society production of 'The King and I' in the Victoria Hall in 1969.
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The Reluctant Debutante303 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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Baird bust302 viewsA bust of John Logie Baird was unveiled in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960 by his sister Miss Annie Baird, who was introduced by Provost J.McLeod Williamson. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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Boys Brigade Band302 viewsOfficers and boys of a Helensburgh Boys Brigade band, circa 1896. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Comet replica302 viewsThe replica of Henry Bell's Comet built by Lithgow apprentices for the Comet 150th anniversary in 1962 is lifted on to a trailer to be taken to its permanent home in Port Glasgow town centre after the celebrations.
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Clynder301 viewsA view of Clynder from Rosneath, with Barremman Pier in the distance. Date unknown.
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Ferry House301 viewsChildren play on the shore at Ferry House, Rosneath, formerly Ferry Inn. The Edwin Lutyens-designed building was commissioned by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, in the 1890s and rebuilt from an old pub, and for a time it was a home for injured soldiers. Bob Hope stayed there while entertaining troops at the nearby World War Two naval base. It fell into disuse, but was rebuilt again in the late 1950s by boatbuilder Peter Boyle. Image circa 1904.
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Victoria Hall Performance301 viewsThis picture taken by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn may be of the cast of a production of Hiawatha's Wedding Feast and Death of Minnehaha in the Victoria Hall on April 18 1906. The conductor was E.W.Stanton.
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Glenda Mallon301 viewsGlenda Mallon was born Jessie Ronald and grew up on Loch Longside, attending Glenmallon School then Hermitage School. She trained as an opera singer and chose Glenda Mallon as her stage name. She sang at Glyndebourne and with touring opera companies, and also was a backing singer who worked with stars such at Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas and Tom Jones. Now Mrs Jessie Nickell, she lives with her husband at St Albans.
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Kidston Point301 viewsA chilly winter afternoon's walk at Kidston Point. Image, date unkown, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Maggie Hamilton301 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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Past presidents dine301 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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