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Loch Lomond road337 viewsA sharp bend on the A82 Loch Lomond road on the west side of the loch. Image circa 1950.
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Noctovision337 viewsJohn Logie Baird (left) is seen operating his night vision device, the Noctovisor, on Boxhill in Surrey in 1929. It was slung on gimbals and rotated about a circular compass scale, and was said to be able to pick up a ship's lights in fog and give a compass bearing, or televise people who were in complete darkness.
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The Reluctant Debutante337 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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Rhu Narrows337 viewsAn old image of the Gareloch from above Clynder showing Rhu Narrows as it used to be, before the passage between the Spit and Rosneath was widened for use by naval vessels and submarines. Image date unknown.
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Nance Anderson MBE336 viewsA caricature by local artist Gregor Ian Smith of his close friend, Annie Templeton Anderson, who was a Helensburgh Town Councillor for ten years and the burgh's first woman Bailie. The Anderson Trust collection of paintings, many of them bequeathed by her, was established in her memory.
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Baird bust336 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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Victoria Hall Drama336 viewsThe cast of the Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club production of 'Night Must Fall', with Jill Grattidge (2nd left) and Tom Gallacher (centre) who was later to become a leading Scottish playwright. Date unknown, but at the time Tom worked as a Helensburgh Advertiser reporter.
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Plaque unveiling335 viewsHastings museum curator Miss Victoria Williams tells a story about John Logie Baird and his work in Hastings at the unveiling on March 12 1997 of a plaque at the house in Linton Crescent where he lived in the early 1920s and developed his invention of television. Centre is Dr Brian Manley, president of the Institute of Physics, and right is the Mayor of Hastings.
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Cardross SWRI Drama335 viewsThe cast of the Cardross SWRI production of 'A Question of Colour', performed at the Geilston Hall, Cardross, as part of the Dunbartonshire SWRI One Act Drama Festival in February 1969. In the cast were Helen Clark, Mona Hutchison, Marion Campbell, Elizabeth Gray, Elsie Carroll, Christina McGeorge and Irene Auchinleck.
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Hermitage Hospital fundraising335 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Patients also raised funds. Photo by Helensburgh lamplighter Edward Graham, supplied by his great great grandson Ian MacQuire.
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James Dunlop Burgess335 viewsA caricature of Helensburgh artist James Dunlop Burgess by his friend and fellow artist Gregor Ian Smith. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Sailing ship Helensburgh335 viewsThe three masted iron full-rigged ship named Helensburgh, a fine main skysail yarder, was built by Robert Duncan of Port Glasgow in 1883 for Thom & Cameron of Glasgow, but in 1906 they sold her to a Norwegian, M.H.Bruusgaard of Drammen, who renamed her Marita. During World War One she was stopped and sunk on April 23 1917 by a German submarine, U-82, about 110 miles west of St Kilda while on passage from Buenos Aires to Aarhus with a cargo of grain. Image date unknown.
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