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Jack and the Entertainers375 viewsHelensburgh-born Jack Buchanan (1891-1957), a major UK musical comedy, revue and film star, choreographer, director, producer and manager, demonstrates his disarming, casual style, with fellow members of the 'Helensburgh Entertainers' in 1926.
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Shandon Hydro Conference375 viewsShandon Hydro was the venue in 1952 for the annual conference of the Federation of Master Painters and Decorators in Scotland. At this conference Helensburgh man Gregory Alexander Burgess was elected president. Four years later he became president of the Incorporated Institute of British Decorators. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Arrochar Hotel374 viewsArrochar Hotel, circa 1948. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time.
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“A Fresh Day, Portincaple, Loch Long” by Violet Kay374 viewsViolet MacNeish Kay (1914–1971) was the daughter of well known artist James Kay (1858–1942), who designed their house Crimea on a hill at Whistlefield, overlooking Loch Long, and it is this view that is the subject of many of their paintings. This painting was acquired in 2009 by the Anderson Trust.
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Barremman Pier374 viewsThe pier at Barremman, Clynder, built about 1877 on the instructions of Robert Thom, owner of Barremman Estate, is pictured, circa 1904. It was blown up by the Army in November 1967 as it was the cheapest way to demolish the pier, which had become unsafe.
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Buchanan and MacDonald374 viewsHelensburgh-born entertainer Jack Buchanan with co-star Jeanette MacDonald in this 1930 Paramount Pictures movie publicity shot for the Ernst Lubitsch production of 'Monte Carlo'. She is saying: “I'll never let him go away again — never.”
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On the beach374 viewsA 1925 image of families relaxing, playing and building sandcastles on Helensburgh beach just to the west of the pier.
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Old Corn Mill374 viewsOld Corn Mill, Rosneath.
Postmarked 1910
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1st Craigendoran Scout Hall opening374 viewsVIP guests at the official opening of the 1st Craigendoran Scouts Hall beside the Clyde Centre in October 1981. On the left is Brigadier Alastair Pearson, Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, and third left is Councillor Billy Petrie. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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Gareloch Road374 viewsExact location unknown. Date unknown.
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Gareloch from above Rhu374 viewsA view over Rhu Spit — before it was dredged and widened — to Rosneath from above Rhu. Image circa 1920.
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Jack Buchanan and Martine Carol374 viewsHelensburgh-born film and stage star Jack Buchanan is seen with Martine Carol in the 1955 Preston Sturges comedy film “The French They Are A Funny Race”, based on the bestseller “The Notebooks of Major Thompson” by Pierre Daninos. Jack played Major Thompson in this spoof on the personality traits of the French.
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