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The first Waverley418 viewsThe first paddle steamer Waverley, built by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow, in 1899, was bombed and sunk at Dunkirk on May 30 1940 — the 41st anniversary of her launch date — as HMS Waverley, and 350 officers men lost their lives. The 537 ton North British Steam Packet Company vessel was purchased in 1902 by the North British Railway and in 1923 by the London and North Eastern Railway. Image circa 1925.
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Mystery Rhu group417 viewsThis image supplied by Alistair Quinlan show a Rhu group, possibly a church outing, circa 1910. Back row third right is his grandfather, William Lyon Winton, and sprawling on the grass front left is his brother, Arthur Burnett Winton. Their brother, Sidney Walker Winton, who was between them in age is probably wearing the white shirt, to the right of the cornet (5th right front). Any more information would be welcome.
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Rhu Boys Brigade417 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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Tarbet417 viewsA view of Tarbet on Loch Lomondside, circa 1903. The large building is the Tarbet Hotel.
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Whistlefield417 viewsA view of Whistlefield from the north, looking towards the Gareloch, circa 1925.
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Cove416 viewsCove is pictured from Baron Point in this picture printed in Saxony. Image date unknown, but probably from the early 1900s.
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Spirited Performance416 viewsThe cast of the Garelochhead Players production of 'Blithe Spirit' in April 1982.
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First television transmitter416 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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Loch and Ben Lomond416 viewsA steamer on Loch Lomond, with Ben Lomond in the distance, circa 1912.
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Loch Lomond looking south416 viewsA view of Loch Lomond from the hill above Ardlui looking south, circa 1915.
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Fruin Water415 viewsAn old image of the Fruin Water. Image date and exact location not known.
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Jack Buchanan and Martine Carol415 viewsHelensburgh-born film and stage star Jack Buchanan is seen with Martine Carol in the 1955 Preston Sturges comedy film “The French They Are A Funny Race”, based on the bestseller “The Notebooks of Major Thompson” by Pierre Daninos. Jack played Major Thompson in this spoof on the personality traits of the French.
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