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NOT Madeleine Smith and her family639 viewsThis picture appears in several books and is claimed to be Madeleine Smith who was tried in 1857 for the murder of her lover, Pierre Emile L’Angelier, and her family. However experts have concluded that, while it is an image of a Victorian family, it is definitely not the Smith family.
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West End United 1965639 viewsHelensburgh's West End United football team which took part in the Gareloch League, which also included teams from the Faslane base, Arrochar, Garelochhead, Rosneath and Kilcreggan. The club was run by secretary Jimmy Shields for ten years, and after his death the team folded. In January 1965 picture by well known burgh photographer Bill Benzie are (back) Mr Shields, W.Ross, J.Moffat, A.Dennett (capt), T.Griffiths, J.Smith, J.Cameron, (front) K.Johansson, j.Healey, J.Mackay, J.Scullion, B.Johnston.
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Rotary Golf637 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Rotary Club with their counterparts from the Dumbarton club at Cardross Golf Club on June 27 1984 for the annual match.
The burgh members are — front: Angus Wylie (2nd from left), Gordon Mickel (right); standing: Ian Baird, Gordon Burgess, Fraser Nicol, Jim McBlane, Hamish Andrew, Gordon Hattle, Walter Bryden, David Esslemont and Angus Trail. Holding the trophies are Dumbarton's Billy Ritchie and Sam Diab, both Helensburgh residents.
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Hermitage Park637 viewsA family outing enjoying good weather and scenery. This is the site of the old mill, and part of Hermitage Primary School is in the background.
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East Princes Street636 viewsA view of East Princes Street in the days of horse-drawn carriages, with the station on the left in the days of the North British Railway. Image date unknown.
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Hermitage School Hockey XI 1948636 viewsThe 1947-48 hockey team pictured in June 1948. Back row: Miss Usherwood, Betty Petrie, Pat Spy, Sheena Laverock, Margaret Curtis, Jenny Burgess. Front: Lyn Blades, Daphne Ferris, Norma Watt, June James, Isobel Campbell, Cathie Sharp. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Helensburgh 1st XV 1972635 viewsThe Helensburgh Rugby Club 1st XV pictured at Ardencaple. Standing: Peter Foster, Peter Elles, unknown, unknown, unknown, Brian Johnstone, Alasdair Glendye, Graham Heron; front: Stewart Aitken, Julian Rey, Jimmy Findlay, Dave Muir, Howard Morrison, Malcolm Bell, Alastair Baird.
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Helensburgh from above635 viewsA view of Helensburgh from above the Highlandman's Road, as two steamers makes their way to Craigendoran Pier, circa 1939.
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Helensburgh derailment633 viewsThis derailment, which occurred about 1968, is shown from the Adelaide Street footbridge looking west towards Helensburgh Central Station.
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The Paddling Pool633 viewsThe paddling pool on Helensburgh's west seafront. Date unknown.
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Mystery group632 viewsNo details are known about this picture, which was handed in to the Helensburgh Advertiser after it had been found in the street. It might be from a nursery or a children's home, perhaps in the 1950s or 60s.
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Badminton champions631 viewsHelensburgh and District badminton championships winners, circa 1960. Back row: ?, ?, ?, ?, Morag Carslaw, ?, ?, ?, ?, Johnny Sharp, Alan Miller, Tommy Stewart; front row: ?, ?, Isobel Campbell, Robert Watt, ?, ?. More names would be welcome.
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