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Luss village425 viewsPoet, artist and composer C.John Taylor (1915-98) painted this Luss village scene in oils, and it was used as a souvenir postcard to mark the village being used by Scottish Television as the location for the TV soap 'Take The High Road', which ran from 1980 to 2003. The Stockport-born artist lived on Seil Island near Oban for much of his life, and had a branch of his Highland Arts Exhibition business in Luss. Image circa 1990.
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The late Queen Mother425 viewsThe late Queen Mother is pictured at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968.
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Whistlefield425 viewsA view of Whistlefield from the north, looking towards the Gareloch, circa 1925.
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Comet replica 1962424 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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Cove424 viewsA view of Cove from North Ailey, circa 1904.
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Row Parish Church424 viewsA 1904 image of Rhu — then Row — Parish Church. It dates from 1851 and stands on the site of an 18th century predecessor. Amongst those buried in the kirkyard is Henry Bell, whose Comet was the world's first commercially successful steamship. In 1851 the marine engineer Robert Napier built the statue which today marks Bell's grave.
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Tarbet424 viewsA view of Tarbet on Loch Lomondside, circa 1903. The large building is the Tarbet Hotel.
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Baird colour TV423 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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Loch Lomond looking south423 viewsA view of Loch Lomond from the hill above Ardlui looking south, circa 1915.
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Wartime Red Cross demonstation423 viewsMembers of the Helensburgh (North British Railway) Section of the Red Cross give a demonstration on a platform at Helensburgh Central Station during the First World War. Image circa 1916.
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Cove Burgh Hall422 viewsThen described as Kilcreggan Public Buildings and U.F.Church, this picture was used on a postcard published by Kerr, Post Office, Kilcreggan, circa 1905. It sits on the boundary between Cove and Kilcreggan and has been known for many years as Cove Burgh Hall. In recent years it has been very successfully run by a local committee who acquired it from the local authority for a nominal sum.
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Deborah Kerr and Gary Cooper422 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is kissed by Gary Cooper in the 1961 United Artists movie The Naked Edge, his last film. George Radcliffe's testimony sends Donald Heath — played by Ray McAnally — to prison for murder and the theft of over £60,000. Soon after, Radcliffe invests a large sum of money in an ultimately profitable business venture. Martha Radcliffe begins to suspect her husband of the crime.
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