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Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Taylor596 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and her second husband, writer Peter Viertal, are seen with Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Richard Burton on board carts at New York's Kennedy Airport on November 15 1967 on their way to Los Angeles. This Associated Press wirephoto has been slightly touched up for publication to ensure that the couples stand out from the dark background.
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Duchess at Commissioning596 viewsCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is seen with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, at the Commissioning ceremony at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on August 27 2010 as the UK's most powerful attack submarine, HMS Astute, was welcomed into the Royal Navy. The Duchess is the sub's Patron, and during the ceremony Astute officially became 'Her Majesty's Ship'. Photo copyright Royal Navy.
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Gareloch sunset596 viewsYachts moored on the Gareloch at Rhu in the sunset, circa 1935.
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Garelochhead East596 viewsTwo children paddle in the Gareloch, with east Garelochhead beyond. Image circa 1919.
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The Band Stand595 viewsThe Breingan Band Stand which stood on Helensburgh seafront opposite the Imperial Hotel features on this old postcard. Image date unknown.
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Pine Wood595 viewsA 1908 image of the entrance to Pine Wood and the Highlandman's Road, Helensburgh.
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Deborah Kerr 1972594 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr at 50. She was photographed in a London hotel on August 10 1972 while rehearsing for a new play 'The Day After The Fair', based on a Thomas Hardy short story and written by Frank Harvey. The production went on a short tour of the provinces before opening at London's Lyric Theatre in October.
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First Snow at Whistlefield594 viewsAn oil on canvas painting by James Kay RSA RSW entitled 'First Snow at Whistlefield", which in 2014 was valued at £1,500. Kay lived there at Crimea (now Dalriada), Portincaple for 33 years and worked in a studio at 79 West Regent Street, Glasgow. The house belonged to his brother Alec, a shipping office manager. The name was chosen when they moved there in 1909 because his father was a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy during the Crimean War, serving in the Black Sea area. James painted an elaborate mural of scenes from the Crimean War on the walls of the main entrance. Image date unknown.
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Long Croft594 viewsA 1903 image of a drawing of and plans for Long Croft, West Rossdhu Drive, Helensburgh, designed and built by noted burgh architect and artist Alexander Nisbet Paterson. He lived there with his artist wife Maggie, nee Whitelaw Hamilton, and family for many years.
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The Ferry Inn594 viewsThe famous Ferry Inn at Rosneath, circa 1910. The Edwin Lutyens-designed building was commissioned by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, in the 1890s and rebuilt from an old pub. Bob Hope stayed there while entertaining troops at the nearby World War Two naval base. It fell into disuse, but was rebuilt again in the late 1950s by boatbuilder Peter Boyle.
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Shandon Pier594 viewsA view of Shandon pier and the old Garelochside road, published by The Proprietor, Shandon Hotel, Shandon. Image date unknown.
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Gareloch ships594 viewsA view of the Gareloch, looking towards Shandon Hydro and the head of the loch, with three merchant ships laid up. Image date unknown.
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