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Loch Lomond282 viewsAn aerial view of Loch Lomond, which is 23 miles long and, at its widest, five miles wide. To the left is the 3,192 feet Ben Lomond. Image circa 1982.
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Annie Baird281 viewsMiss Annie Baird, then 83, sister of John Logie Baird and daughter of the Rev John Baird, is greeted by the Rev Robert S.Cairns who invited her to cut the cake at the St Bride's Church Centenary Supper in the Victoria Hall in 1967. In the background is Mrs Arthur Wylie, one of the organisers of the event.
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Boys Brigade Band281 viewsOfficers and boys of a Helensburgh Boys Brigade band, circa 1896. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Helensburgh Dorian Choir281 viewsDate not known.
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Sailing ship Helensburgh281 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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Comet Replica280 viewsThe Comet replica built in 1962 and steamed across the Clyde to mark the 150th anniversary of Henry Bell's Comet, seen in its permanent home in Port Glasgow.
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Spirited Performance280 viewsThe cast of the Garelochhead Players production of 'Blithe Spirit' in April 1982.
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Prince William-2280 viewsHRH Prince William of Wales visited HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane on October 19 2007 in his honorary Royal Navy capacity as Commodore-in-Chief Scotland and Submarines. He also visited the comprehensively upgraded Drumfork Club in Churchill, Helensburgh, and found plenty of time to greet and talk to the families who had gathered at Churchill Square to wish him well. Prince William is currently a serving Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry, also known as the Blues and Royals.
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Queen Mother and Provost280 viewsThe Queen Mother talks to Helensburgh's Provost, J.McLeod Williamson, during a visit to the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968. Photo by Hector Cameron.
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Rhu Bay280 viewsA 1902 image of Rhu Bay with the village beyond.
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Horse and Carriage279 viewsOutside Bellcairn House, Cove, in 1913.
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Cardross Old Parish Church279 viewsThe church, the second on the site, was built in 1826 to designs by Greenock architect George Dempster. It was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers over the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower and walls were made safe in 1954 as a memorial, with the interior raised as a lawn, and the tower was restored in 1999. The graveyard contains monuments from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. This image taken from the rear was supplied by Donald Fullarton.
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