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Comet replica 1962420 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen steaming across the Clyde accompanied by a fleet of yachts. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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Gareloch sunset420 viewsAn atmospheric image of a yacht moored in the Gareloch near Rhu at sunset, circa 1951.
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First television transmitter420 viewsHelensburgh inventor John Logie Baird is pictured with the first television transmitter, made up literally from odds and ends. It is now housed in the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. Image date unknown.
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Gareloch view420 viewsA view of the Gareloch from near Kidston Park showing a steamer which has just passed the Training Ship Empress. Image circa 1912.
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Rhu Boys Brigade420 viewsMembers of the Rhu company of the Boys Brigade are pictured at camp. The company existed from 1915 to 1925 when it folded because leaders could not be found. It was inspected at least twice by Lord Inverclyde, the then Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire. Image supplied by Alistair Quinlan, whose great uncle, Arthur Burnett Winton, is second from the left. Arthur's father ran Rhu Post Office, and he was a telegram boy. He spent most of his working life at Helensburgh Post Office and Helensburgh Telephone Exchange, and in his 20s played football for Rhu Amateurs.
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Tarbet420 viewsA view of Tarbet on Loch Lomondside, circa 1903. The large building is the Tarbet Hotel.
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David Clyde and wife419 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, is pictured with his wife, Birmingham-born Dorothy Fay Hammerton, and their dog at their ranch in San Fernando Valley, California. As Gaby Fay and later Fay Holden, she too was a well known stage and film actress.
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Spirited Performance419 viewsThe cast of the Garelochhead Players production of 'Blithe Spirit' in April 1982.
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Baird receiver419 viewsJohn Logie Baird is pictured with a C.R.T. receiver, circa 1935.
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Park Church419 viewsPark Church at the junction of East King Street and Charlotte Street, Helensburgh, now the Buddhist Meditation Centre of Scotland. Built in 1862 as the East Free Church, it became Park United Free Church in 1900 following the union of the Free Church and the United Presbyterian Church. It became Park Church in 1929 when the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland united as the Church of Scotland. The congregation became part of Helensburgh Parish Church, and in 2016 the church building was bought by Buddhists. Image published by M.C.Robertson, West End Library, Helensburgh, circa 1912.
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Miss Annie Baird418 viewsAnnie Baird, older sister of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with her pet cat, circa 1905.
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Glen Fruin farm418 viewsA 1914 image of Glen Fruin, with Drumfad Farm in the foreground.
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