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West Clyde Street311 viewsLooking east from near the junction with John Street. Date unknown.
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Deborah Kerr and Gary Cooper311 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is kissed by Gary Cooper in the 1961 United Artists movie The Naked Edge, his last film. George Radcliffe's testimony sends Donald Heath — played by Ray McAnally — to prison for murder and the theft of over £60,000. Soon after, Radcliffe invests a large sum of money in an ultimately profitable business venture. Martha Radcliffe begins to suspect her husband of the crime.
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Diamond Jubilee311 viewsA formal photograph at the Diamond Jubilee party in 1976. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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West Clyde Street looking east310 viewsLooking east along West Clyde Street.
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Glen Loin Youth Hostel310 viewsThe Glen Loin Youth Hostel, near the Succoth Burn at Arrochar, was provided for the Scottish Youth Hostels Association by a grant from the Carnegie U.K. Trustees and was opened on March 19 1932 by Sir John Clerk Maxwell. It was very popular with climbers, as it was at the foot of the 'Arrochar Alps', and was in operation from 1932 to 1950. Image circa 1939.
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Old Parish Church interior310 viewsThe interior of Helensburgh's Old Parish Church, which stood on the seafront and later became a Church of Scotland centre for servicemen and women. Now only the tower is standing, and contains the tourist information office. Image supplied by the Rev David Clark.
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Whistlefield310 viewsA view of Whistlefield from the north, looking towards the Gareloch, circa 1925.
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Presentation to family309 viewsJohn Logie Baird's sister Annie and his children Diana and Malcolm are presented with a television set from the Scophany Television Company in April 1952.
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Gareloch sunset309 viewsAn atmospheric image of a yacht moored in the Gareloch near Rhu at sunset, circa 1951.
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Backstroke race309 viewsThree contestants are seen battling it out in a Helensburgh Swimming Club backstroke race at the outdoor pool in this 1949 image. Built in 1928 as a gift from Provost Andrew Buchanan, beside the pier, the pool was replaced in 1976 by an indoor pool on an adjacent site, and a year later the outdoor pool was closed. It was demolished in 1996 and replaced by a childrens play area.
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Sir William Raeburn309 viewsSir Wiliam Raeburn, 1st Baronet of Helensburgh, is pictured in the large conservatory at his home, Woodend, Millig Street, in July 1933 with a visiting friend, Marjorie Pipon. Sir William was head of the shipping company of Raeburn & Verel Ltd. Image by courtesy of Dr Nigel Allan.
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Buchanan and Astaire308 viewsIn 1953, the top UK and US song-and-dance men met in The Band Wagon. Helensburgh man Jack Buchanan and Fred Astaire's duet, "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan", and their clever version, with Nanette Fabray, of "Triplets" fame, made this one of MGM's most acclaimed musical films, and the pinnacle of Buchanan's career.
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