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Rhu village519 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 west519 viewsLooking down to Garelochhead village from the hillside on the west side of the Gareloch. Image date unknown.
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Gareloch from Rahane518 viewsA view towards Garelochhead, with two merchant ships at anchor. Date unknown.
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Loch Lomond frozen518 viewsIn the extreme winter of 1895 Loch Lomond froze over, and thousands of people came to skate or walk over the loch. This image from C.R.Gilchrist, Photo Publishers, Alexandria, dates from that time.
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Susie's Castle518 viewsSusie lived for 60 years in the upturned fishing smack, her 'castle' on the Loch Long shore at Portincaple, and postcards of her home were sold. In this image she is standing at the door knitting and puffing her clay pipe. Her husband Jamie made a living from fishing, and the creel or basket in the foreground would be used for carrying fish. If he had a good catch, he would barrel it up to Whistlefield Station and take the train to Glasgow for the fish market. Image circa 1912.
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Arrochar Hotel517 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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Publicity picture517 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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Singing in the rain517 viewsMembers and leaders of the Helensburgh District Cubs are ready to sing outside on a wet night in 1991. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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1913 Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club516 viewsBack: Miss Lilley, G.Schoelles, Miss Raeburn, R.T.Templeton (Hon Sec), J.H.Strang, Miss Mackay, Mrs A.M.Stewart, Miss Macnab; middle: Dr Downs, A.G.Shillcock, J.W.Swinburne, Sheriff Blair, Miss Rodger, Miss V.MacBrayne, Mrs Strang, Mrs Hardcastle, Miss Preston, Miss Mackay; front: Miss Hamilton, Miss Douglas, Miss R.I.Templeton, Miss MacBrayne, Miss E.MacPhee, Miss Sewell, Miss Marsters, Miss M.A.Young, Miss Sidebottom, Miss F.Smith, Miss MacPhee; on ground: G.E.Fleming, J.G.Anderson. Image dated September 1913.
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West Kirk interior516 viewsAn early picture of the interior of St Andrew's Church of Scotland, then Old and St Andrew's, then the West Kirk, and now Helensburgh Parish Church. Image supplied by a former minister of the church, the Rev David Clark.
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Gareloch sunset516 viewsYachts moored on the Gareloch at Rhu in the sunset, circa 1935.
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Jean Clyde and Sir Harry Lauder516 viewsStage star Jean Clyde from Helensburgh and her second husband Bill McQuaid with Sir Harry Lauder (left) taken in Skye, circa 1938 — three years after he announced his retirement, although he did entertain troops during the Second World War. Best remembered as the little tartan comic with the twisted walking stick, Sir Harry (August 4 1870—February 26 1950) was described by Sir Winston Churchill as "Scotland's greatest ever ambassador”.
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