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Inverclyde, Cove442 viewsInverclyde at Cove while it was a Holiday Home run by Glasgow YMCA. Also known as Hartfield House, this Cove mansion was owned at one time by James, Lord Inverclyde, second son of the first Lord Inverclyde, and grandson of Sir George Burns, Bart., founder of the Cunard Line. An enthusiastic yachtsman, he was Vice-Commodore of the Royal Northern Yacht Club at Rhu and a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, president of the Scottish Hockey Association, a cricketer, curler, and tennis player. Later it belonged to his son Alan, the 4th Baron, and then became a YMCA holiday home. The mansion was demolished in the 1960s. Image circa 1913.
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Kilcreggan442 viewsA 1927 view from the water of Kilcreggan.
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Sunnyside, Kilcreggan442 viewsChildren are playing on the grass in this 1918 image of Sunnyside Cottages and School at Kilcreggan. It was published by Kerr, Post Office, Kilcreggan.
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Deborah Kerr and daughters441 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr is pictured at a railway station with her daughters Melanie and Francesca. Image circa 1978.
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Gareloch from Whistlefield441 viewsA farmer poses in his field on the Whistlefield Hill, above Garelochhead. Image circa 1903.
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Theatre Arts Triumph441 viewsMrs Vera McIntyre, producer of Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club's production of Lesley Storm's 'Roar Like A Dove', receives the Robert Dickson Memorial Trophy at a ceremony in the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow on May 1 1965. The winter production won the Scottish Community Drama Association's Dunbartonshire Three Act Play Festival, and some 40 members, including hon president Provost J.McLeod Williamson and his wife, went to see the presentation.
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Auchendennan440 viewsAuchendennan House was from 1945 to 2013 a Youth Hostel and is reputed to have its own ghost. This view, circa 1956, shows Loch Lomond and Inchmurrin island beyond. Used for hunting by Robert the Bruce when he lived at Cardross, and then a church possession of Dunbarton, Auchendennan was feued about the time of Flodden to one of the Dennistouns, Andrew of Cardross, whose descendants held it for 100 years and then the Napiers of Kilmahew for another 100 years. The present mansion was built in 1867 by Glasgow merchant George Martin, and it is now back in private ownership.
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Publicity picture440 viewsJohn Logie Baird smiles broadly for a publicity still with Gwen Farrar, a London-born singer, cellist and film actress, who was the stage partner of singing pianist Norah Blaney. Image date unknown.
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Packed pier440 viewsHelensburgh pier, outdoor pool and seafront are packed on a sunny summer day in 1935.
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Sunday School outing440 viewsSome of the young people who attended the St Michael and All Angels Church, Helensburgh, Sunday School outing in 1929. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Dad and friend438 viewsThe Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with Baird's childhood friend and later financial backer, entertainer and film star Jack Buchanan, who lived across the road in West Argyle Street, in 1900.
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Baird by Conroy438 viewsLocal artist Stephen Conroy painted this portrait of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He was specially commissioned by the Scottish Post Office Board to paint six portraits for a postcard series to celebrate the contribution Scots have made to communication, in the year of 1989 when the first Edinburgh Festival of Science and Technology took 'communication' as its theme.
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