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Helensburgh Pro-Am727 viewsThe organising committee of the 1974 Helensburgh Golf Club Pro-Am. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch, who is seen (3rd left) with Matt Kirk, Colin McIntosh, Douglas Dalgleish, Jim Stark, unknown, Evan McGregor, Bert Goodwin, Ronnie Jeffrey, Stan Chalmers and Jimmy Cameron.
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Chess at Hermitage727 viewsPlay in progress at a chess match between Hermitage School and Dumbarton's Keil School in March 1969.
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Badminton champions726 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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Olympic Medalist Bobby MacGregor726 viewsHelensburgh-born Scottish and British champion and world record holder Bobby MacGregor gave a demonstration swim at the Helensburgh Swimming Club Gala in the outdoor pool in August 1964. Son of a former burgh pondmaster, he went on to take silver in the 100 metres freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics a few weeks later.
Now an architect, Bobby moved to Helensburgh some years ago.
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Camis Eskan Market Garden726 viewsPart of the gardens at Camis Eskan during World War Two. Photo by kind permission of Sheila Penny.
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Trains at Ardui726 viewsTwo steam trains on the West Highland Line at Ardlui Station, Loch Lomond, on August 13 1959. The engine which can be seen pulling a Glasgow train, no.61342, is a 71-ton Class B1 locomotive. Designed by Thompson, the class was introduced in 1942, and 409 were built.
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Camis Eskan Market Garden725 viewsThe market garden area at Camis Eskan House during World War Two. Photo by kind permission of Sheila Penny.
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East Princes Street725 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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St Bride's School725 viewsSt Bride's School for girls at 10 Stafford Street, which was founded in 1895. In 1977 it merged with Larchfield School for boys to become Lomond School. The St Bride's building was largely destroyed in an overnight fire in 1997, but was rebuilt to house the senior and top primary pupils. Image circa 1934.
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TS Empress725 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any one time. Image date unknown.
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East Clyde Street724 viewsEast Clyde Street, Helensburgh, circa 1912. On the left is the sign at the entrance to the Queen's Hotel, with what appears to be two Provost's lamps outside, recording the fact that the burgh's first Provost, Henry Bell, used to live there when it was the Baths Hotel.
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East Princes Street724 viewsA busy day in the town centre at the Sinclair Street and Princes Street junction. Image date unknown.
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