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Burgh plaque unveiled395 viewsOn May 1 1952 a commemorative plaque for John Logie Baird was unveiled at Helensburgh's Municipal Buildings. On the left is Provost William Lever performing the unveiling. On his left are one of the Bailies, then Annie Baird, Diana Baird, Jean Conley (nee Baird), Malcolm Baird, two councillors or officials, and the second Bailie.
Baird by Conroy395 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.
Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant395 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr with Cary Grant in a scene from 'An Affair To Remember', a 1957 romantic drama directed by Leo McCarey. Two people fall in love on a cruise and agree to meet in six months at the Empire State Building — but will it happen?
Pine Wood395 viewsA 1908 image of the entrance to Pine Wood and the Highlandman's Road, Helensburgh.
Argyll Street Cricket Club395 viewsThis is a photo of Larchfield School pupils taken by John Logie Baird in about 1900 at the Larchfield cricket field near the Duchess Wood at Ardencaple. His friend Jack Buchanan, later to become a famous entertainer, is seated on the right with his cap at a rakish angle. Professor Malcolm Baird, who kindly supplied the image, says: “There are ten people in the group, and it is possible that JLB was the 11th member of the team! There is nothing more on record."
Operatic Society395 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society on stage at the Victoria Hall for the 1959 annual production. Image supplied by Rae Symon; further details wanted.
Helensburgh Sands394 viewsAn imaginative and humorous postcard from the early 1900s featuring Helensburgh beach in days gone by.
Clynder393 viewsAn old view of the beach and lochside houses at Clynder. Image supplied by Eleanor Evans; image date unknown.
Helensburgh Oratorio Choir393 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Oratorio Choir and their conductor prior to their annual concert in the Victoria Hall. Image date unknown.
A Bridge in Soochow393 viewsThis painting is by 'Glasgow Girl' Eleanor Allen Robertson, nee Moore, mother of Helensburgh artist and art historian Ailsa Tanner, nee Robertson. The painting was done when Dr Cecil Robertson accepted a post in public health with the Shanghai Municipal Council, and his wife and daughter went with him. Image kindly supplied by the owner of the painting, art collector Jim Smith from Blantyre.
Portincaple393 viewsA view of the fishing village of Portincaple on Loch Long, circa 1925.
Past presidents dine393 viewsA dinner for past presidents of Helensburgh Rotary Club held in the Rosslea Hall Hotel, Rhu, in 1998. The guest speaker was the Rev James Simpson who was famous for a book of Christmas jokes and had been minister of Dornoch Cathedral. Front: Mel McDonald, Cyril Thompson, Fraser Nicol, Jim McBlane, Gordon Burgess, Donald Fullarton, Hamish Andrew, Bill Morrison, Jim Strange; back: Stan Latimer, Angus Wylie, Rev David Clark, Ron Dunachie, Ian Mowat, 1998 president Graham Smith, Malcolm Jones, Rev James Simpson, George Boyd, David Arthur, Gordon Hattle, Rex Cook.
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