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Art Show opening347 viewsGuest of honour Hugh Adam Crawford RSA (right) with his wife and local artist Gregor Ian Smith, president of Helensburgh and District Art Club, at the opening of the club's annual show in the Victoria Hall in September 1968.
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Novelty postcard347 viewsA 1911 novelty postcard bearing Greetings from Helensburgh, which shows the Training Ship Empress moored in the Gareloch at Rhu, and below it a scene in which the young man on the left is saying "I am having a change, different girl again".
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Victoria Hall Performance346 viewsThis picture taken by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn may be of the cast of a production of Hiawatha's Wedding Feast and Death of Minnehaha in the Victoria Hall on April 18 1906. The conductor was E.W.Stanton.
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West UF Church interior346 viewsThe interior of the West United Free Church in Colquhoun Square in 1903. Later it became 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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Rotary bookstall345 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Rotary Club pictured running a bookstall beside the esplanade putting green in 2002. From left: Denis Taylor, Dilwyn Jones, Jim McBlane, Gordon Hattle, George Boyd, ?, and Graham Smith.
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Cardross class?345 viewsA FORMER Helensburgh woman who now lives in Shetland is trying to find out more about her family history through this photograph. Cathy Shearer thinks that her mother told her that the photo was taken at Cardross School in the late 1890s. She believes that her grandfather, Robert Colquhoun, who was born at Auchensail Farm in 1884, is standing in the back row, second from the left. The photograph was taken and mounted by M.Pearlman & Co., of Glasgow, Paisley and Rothesay. If you have any more details please email the editor of this website.
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David Clyde with Jean Harlow345 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, is on the right in this scene from the 1936 film Suzy, a First World War romance in which he appeared with Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone and Cary Grant. American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914 and loves Irish inventor Terry (Tone) who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman. After their marriage Terry is murdered and Suzy flees to Paris where she meets pilot Andre (Grant) as war is breaking out.
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Seafront vision345 viewsAn imaginative sketch of a busy Helensburgh seafront in the 1870s. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Stormy seafront345 viewsThis old picture shows the pier and the esplanade being battered by a storm at high tide. Image date unknown.
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Garelochhead shops344 viewsThe Main Street and shops in Garelochhead. Image date unknown.
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Glen Fruin cottages344 viewsTwo young girls are pictured in front of cottages in Glen Fruin in this old image published by Stewart, Stationer, Helensburgh.
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Maggie Hamilton344 viewsNoted artist Maggie Hamilton (1867-1952) was the daughter of James and Mary Hamilton, of Thornton Lodge, Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, and brother of artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton, one of the first of the 'Glasgow Boys'. In 1897 she married architect and artist Alexander Nisbet Paterson, and she is seen here with their children Alistair and Viola outside their family home, Long Croft, in West Rossdhu Drive. Image by courtesy of the Anderson Trust.
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