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The Reluctant Debutante304 viewsMargaret Carpenter, who played the title role, Ronnie Kinloch and Louise Allison are pictured on stage at the Victoria Hall in December 1968 in the Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club production of "The Reluctant Debutante", a comedy by William Douglas Home. The producer was Jess Baxter, and the hall was filled to capacity on each night of the three night run.
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Baird bust303 viewsA bust of John Logie Baird was unveiled in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, in 1960 by his sister Miss Annie Baird, who was introduced by Provost J.McLeod Williamson. Some years later the bust was moved to a position on the seafront opposite William Street.
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The Band Stand303 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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Ferry House303 viewsChildren play on the shore at Ferry House, Rosneath, formerly Ferry Inn. 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, and for a time it was a home for injured soldiers. 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. Image circa 1904.
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Helensburgh Central303 viewsA view of Helensburgh Central Station taken from the Grant Street footbridge on May 28 1971, showing the two sidings to the right.
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James Dunlop Burgess303 viewsA caricature of Helensburgh artist James Dunlop Burgess by his friend and fellow artist Gregor Ian Smith. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Glenda Mallon303 viewsGlenda Mallon was born Jessie Ronald and grew up on Loch Longside, attending Glenmallon School then Hermitage School. She trained as an opera singer and chose Glenda Mallon as her stage name. She sang at Glyndebourne and with touring opera companies, and also was a backing singer who worked with stars such at Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas and Tom Jones. Now Mrs Jessie Nickell, she lives with her husband at St Albans.
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Larchfield School303 viewsA 1951 image of the staff and pupils of Helensburgh's Larchfield School outside the Colquhoun Street building. It later became part of Lomond School, but when that was consolidated on the St Bride's site it was sold to Cala Homes for development. The headmaster at the time was Stephen Hutchinson, later to become a minister, and other masters included Mr Barclay-Smith, Mr Goldsmith, Mr Denny and Mr Geddes. Image supplied by former pupil Thomas Mann.
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Comet replica302 viewsThe replica of Henry Bell's Comet built by Lithgow apprentices for the Comet 150th anniversary in 1962 is lifted on to a trailer to be taken to its permanent home in Port Glasgow town centre after the celebrations.
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Dunmore House, Rhu302 viewsAn old image of Dunmore House which stood beside Pier Road, Rhu, and opposite Rhu Pier. The last owner of the house was a recluse who allowed the building to deteriorate to such an extent that latterly he was living in a tent inside one room because the roof was leaking so badly. It was demolished in the 1970s and replaced by two matching modern houses, Dunmore East and Dunmore West. Image by courtesy of Jim Shields.
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Kidston Point302 viewsA chilly winter afternoon's walk at Kidston Point. Image, date unkown, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Maggie Hamilton302 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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