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Cardross derailment718 viewsThe goods train known locally as the ‘Ghost Train’ was derailed on October 18 1966 between the Ardmore East signal box and Cardross Station. It was on its way to Fort William.
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Badminton champions717 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 MacGregor717 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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Crimea lounge717 viewsThe lounge of Crimea at Portincaple, full of paintings by eminent artist James Kay RSA RSW who lived there for 33 years and worked in a studio in Glasgow. It belonged to his brother Alec, a shipping office manager. The name was chosen when they moved there in 1909 because his father was a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy during the Crimean War, serving in the Black Sea area. James painted an elaborate mural of scenes from the Crimean on the walls of the main entrance. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Pro-Am717 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 Hermitage717 viewsPlay in progress at a chess match between Hermitage School and Dumbarton's Keil School in March 1969.
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Camis Eskan Market Garden716 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 Street716 viewsA busy day in the town centre at the Sinclair Street and Princes Street junction. Image date unknown.
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Prize Swimmers714 viewsA Helensburgh Swimming Club prizegiving in the Pillar Hall in the 1950s. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Craigendoran Station pier platform713 viewsThe platform at Craigendoran Station which brought trippers direct to the steamers at the pier, and one steamer can be seen. Both the station and the piers were built in 1882 after a plan to extend the Helensburgh line through the town centre to Helensburgh pier fell through because of local opposition. Image date unknown.
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Rosneath launch713 viewsThe yacht Sea Laughter is launched after being built at Silver's Yard at Rosneath. Managing director John Boyd, also Cove and Kilcreggan's Dean of Guild, is third from left in the front row. Image date unknown.
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Camis Eskan Greenhouse712 viewsThe greenhouse in the gardens of Camis Eskan during the Second World War. Photo by kind permission of Sheila Penny.
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