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PS Industry367 viewsThis painting shows the early Clyde Shipping Company paddle steamer Industry in 1815. It appeared on a postcard published in 1990 to mark 175 years of the company and Glasgow being European City of Culture. Launched in 1814, she became the seventh steamboat to service the Clyde, mainly carrying luggage and cargo between Greenock and Glasgow, but also serving as one of the Clyde’s first tugs. Her career spanned over half a century and prior to her retirement she was the oldest steamer operating on the Clyde.
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Rhu Village367 viewsRhu Church and the village shops are pictured, circa 1905. The picture was published by Winton, Stationer, Post Office, Rhu.
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Rhu Village367 viewsA 1931 image of Rhu village taken from a boat on the Gareloch, published by Winton, Stationer, Rhu Post Office.
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St Michael's Social367 viewsA social occasion at Helensburgh's St Michael and All Angels Church circa 1954. Image supplied by Robert Whitton whose father, the Rev R.A.Whitton, was minister of the church from 1951-9 and is in the picture.
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Theatre Arts Triumph367 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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Baird by Conroy366 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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Deborah Kerr366 viewsA glamour shot of Helensburgh-born film star Deborah Kerr. Image circa 1950.
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Drimard366 viewsDrimard in West Lennox Drive, Helensburgh, when it was the home of J.Douglas Hume. Designed by David Bateman Hutton, it was built in 1926.
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Gareloch from above Rhu366 viewsA view over Rhu Spit — before it was dredged and widened — to Rosneath from above Rhu. Image circa 1920.
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Rhu village centre366 viewsAn old view of Rhu showing the Post Office and Inn, published by Winton, Stationer, Rhu Post Office. Image date unknown.
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SS Kenilworth366 viewsA 390-ton paddle steamer built in 1898 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse for the North British Steam Packet Company, she operated on the Clyde until 1937, serving initially on the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. She was refurbished and reboilered in 1915 and saw limited World War One service from 1917-19 as a minesweeper on the South Coast. Upon her return she reopened the Arrochar excursion service. Retired in 1937, she was broken up the following year at the yard where she had been constructed.
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Swan Isle366 viewsSwan Isle, which lies in the bay off Aldochlay just south of Luss on Loch Lomondside, is a crannog and one of the earliest examples of human settlement, dating from around 3000BC. These artificial islands were built for security against both human enemies and wild animals. Image date unknown.
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