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1st Craigendoran Scout Hall opening466 viewsBoys in the 1st Craigendoran Scouts show their climbing process at the opening of their Scout Hall beside the Clyde CE Centre in 1981. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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The Gareloch, by Flint466 viewsThe Gareloch from Shandon, painted in 1918 by Sir William Russell Flint. Born in Edinburgh in 1880, Flint’s remarkable talent was discovered at an early age. He studied at the Royal Institution School of Art in Edinburgh and after serving an apprenticeship at a printing works, he moved to London aged 20 to become a medical illustrator. In 1903 he joined the Illustrated London News, then served in World War One and became Admiralty Assistant Overseer - Airships. After the war his artistic career flourished.
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Hermitage patients466 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Many local girls met their future husbands among the wounded ‘tommies’, and patients were taken on outings in a horse-drawn carriage from Waldie & Co. in Sinclair Street.
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Theatre Arts Triumph466 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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Rhu village465 viewsAn early image of the village of Rhu, at that time Row. It shows the school where the village green now is, and the villa Ardenvohr, built in 1857 to the design of local architect Thomas Gildard and at various times the home of the Muir and Hoggans families. It became the Royal Northern Yacht Club clubhouse in 1937, and in 1978 the club's name changed to the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club. Image date unknown.
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Garelochhead from station465 viewsA 1907 image of Garelochhead seem from the station.
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Steamer off Helensburgh465 viewsAn antique view of Helensburgh taken from a publication dated between 1889 and 1895. The actual size of the print is 120mm x 75mm. Artist unknown.
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Deborah Kerr in gown464 viewsHelensburgh screen and stage star Deborah Kerr pictured in a beautiful gown. The circumstances are not known, so any information would be welcomed by the editor of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust website. Image circa 1950.
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Deborah Kerr in 'The Arrangement'464 viewsHelensburgh-born star of film and theatre Deborah Kerr is seen in an emotional scene from the 1969 film 'The Arrangement', based on the best-selling novel by Elia Kazan. She portrayed the unhappy wife of an advertising executive who had left her for another woman, co-starring with Kirk Douglas and Faye Dunaway.
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Helensburgh Sands464 viewsAn imaginative and humorous postcard from the early 1900s featuring Helensburgh beach in days gone by.
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Publicity picture463 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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Royal Guest463 viewsHRH Princess Anne watches children at work in the Drumfork Club at Churchill in the late 1960s.
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