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Steamer at Luss405 viewsThe road down to Luss Pier, where a steamer is waiting, on a grey day. Circa 1915.
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The late Queen Mother404 viewsThe late Queen Mother is pictured at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968.
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The Reluctant Debutante404 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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Gareloch and Rhu404 viewsA view of the Gareloch and Rhu taken during the Second World War. Image circa 1944.
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1913 Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club403 viewsBack: Miss Lilley, G.Schoelles, Miss Raeburn, R.T.Templeton (Hon Sec), J.H.Strang, Miss Mackay, Mrs A.M.Stewart, Miss Macnab; middle: Dr Downs, A.G.Shillcock, J.W.Swinburne, Sheriff Blair, Miss Rodger, Miss V.MacBrayne, Mrs Strang, Mrs Hardcastle, Miss Preston, Miss Mackay; front: Miss Hamilton, Miss Douglas, Miss R.I.Templeton, Miss MacBrayne, Miss E.MacPhee, Miss Sewell, Miss Marsters, Miss M.A.Young, Miss Sidebottom, Miss F.Smith, Miss MacPhee; on ground: G.E.Fleming, J.G.Anderson. Image dated September 1913.
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Victoria Hall Performance403 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 Mallon403 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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The Comet replica402 viewsThe 150th anniversary of Henry Bell's Comet was celebrated on September 18 1962 when a replica of the Comet arrived at Helensburgh Pier from Port Glasgow as part of a special regatta. Construction of the working replica was sponsored by Sir William Lithgow, and it is now on permanent display in Port Glasgow town centre.
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David Clyde with Jean Harlow402 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, is on the right in this scene from the 1936 film Suzy, a First World War romance in which he appeared with Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone and Cary Grant. American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914 and loves Irish inventor Terry (Tone) who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman. After their marriage Terry is murdered and Suzy flees to Paris where she meets pilot Andre (Grant) as war is breaking out.
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Glen Fruin cottages402 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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Baird and Buchanan402 viewsJohn Logie Baird pictured filming his lifelong friend and patron Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born stage and film star, on the roof of the Long Acre Studios in London on July 2 1928. The technician was Thomas Collier.
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Luss rescue boat402 viewsHRH Princess Anne is invited to name the new Loch Lomond rescue boat by chairman Archie McKenzie, Vice Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, in November 2006 at the Luss boathouse. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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