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Comet replica 1962416 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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Cove415 viewsA view of Cove from North Ailey, circa 1904.
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General Booth in Burgh415 viewsGeneral William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, visited Helensburgh on October 26 1910 to give a lecture in the Victoria Hall, staying overnight with the Kidston family at Ferniegair. He is pictured at Helensburgh pier the next day before leaving for Port Glasgow, with Provost David S.Maclachlan saying farewell. The gentleman in the bowler hat is the Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Lord Inverclyde. Image supplied by Provost Billy Petrie.
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Luss village415 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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Rosneath414 viewsAn old image of Stroul, Rosneath, supplied by Eleanor Evans. Image date unknown.
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Andy and Jean Clyde413 viewsFilm star Andy Clyde and his sister, stage star Jean Clyde, who both spent much of their childhood in Helensburgh, pictured together outside the Mac Sennett Studios in August 1931 when Jean had a holiday with Andy in Hollywood.
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Maggie Hamilton413 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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Gareloch and Rhu413 viewsA view of the Gareloch and Rhu taken during the Second World War. Image circa 1944.
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Glen Fruin cottages412 viewsTwo young girls are pictured in front of cottages in Glen Fruin in this old image published by Stewart, Stationer, Helensburgh.
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Kilcreggan Pier412 viewsShore Road, Kilcreggan, and a steamer at Kilcreggan Pier. Image circa 1908.
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The Reluctant Debutante412 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 by Coia411 viewsThis portrait of John Logie Baird by eminent Glasgow artist Emilio Coia was commissioned for Lomond School but was lost in the St Bride’s building fire in 1997, but both Lomond and Professor Malcolm Baird have colour laser copies. The idea was to provide a visible tribute to the school’s greatest former pupil in the absence of any commemoration in the school, and it was unveiled in September 1990 by the inventor’s widow, Mrs Margaret Baird.
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