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Daylight TV416 viewsDaylight TV at Long Acre in 1930, with John Logie Baird on the right.
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416 viewsThe Christmas card of the Training Ship Empress which was moored in the Gareloch off Kidston Point from 1889 to 1923. Image supplied by Robert Pool, whose great grandfather James McDonald was a boy on the Training Ship Cumberland and a teacher on the Empress.
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Spirited Performance416 viewsThe cast of the Garelochhead Players production of 'Blithe Spirit' in April 1982.
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Kilmahew Castle416 viewsKilmahew Castle at Cardross was built on land granted to the Napier family by Malcolm, the Earl of Lennox, around 1290. The castle, originally a four-storey 16th century tower house, was built in the 16th century by the Napiers, who owned it until 1820. The estate had to be sold to pay off the last Laird's gambling debts. The ruins were acquired by the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the surrounding estate, in 1948, and the now derelict St Peter's Priests Training College was built nearby. Image, taken on February 1 2015, supplied by Stewart Noble.
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The first Waverley416 viewsThe first paddle steamer Waverley, built by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow, in 1899, was bombed and sunk at Dunkirk on May 30 1940 — the 41st anniversary of her launch date — as HMS Waverley, and 350 officers men lost their lives. The 537 ton North British Steam Packet Company vessel was purchased in 1902 by the North British Railway and in 1923 by the London and North Eastern Railway. Image circa 1925.
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Garelochhead Hotel view415 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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Jack Buchanan and Martine Carol415 viewsHelensburgh-born film and stage star Jack Buchanan is seen with Martine Carol in the 1955 Preston Sturges comedy film “The French They Are A Funny Race”, based on the bestseller “The Notebooks of Major Thompson” by Pierre Daninos. Jack played Major Thompson in this spoof on the personality traits of the French.
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Loch Lomond looking south415 viewsA view of Loch Lomond from the hill above Ardlui looking south, circa 1915.
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Comet replica 1962414 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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Fruin Water414 viewsAn old image of the Fruin Water. Image date and exact location not known.
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First television transmitter414 viewsHelensburgh inventor John Logie Baird is pictured with the first television transmitter, made up literally from odds and ends. It is now housed in the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. Image date unknown.
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Loch and Ben Lomond414 viewsA steamer on Loch Lomond, with Ben Lomond in the distance, circa 1912.
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