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Helensburgh Dorian Choir253 viewsDate not known.
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Sandcastle competition253 viewsCompetitors rush to complete their entries in a sandcastle building competition on Helensburgh's east seafront. Image, date unknown, supplied by Sue Taylor.
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The Rev J.R.Hutton252 viewsThe Rev John Riddell Hutton, M.A., B.D. was minister of St Columba Church, Helensburgh, from February 19 1913 until June 20 1918. Born in Moffat on August 7 1878, he was assistant minister at Palmerston Place Church, Edinburgh, from 1903-4, then had his first charge at Lockerbie St Cuthbert's from 1904-13. He was inducted at Stow in 1918, then called to Dunblane Leighton Church in 1927 and Waterbeck Church, Annandale, in 1930. He died on September 15 1938. Image from Helensburgh and Gareloch Times 1913.
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View from Helensburgh251 viewsThis watercolour view across the Firth from Helensburgh, probably from near the Queen's Hotel, was painted by Margaret Smith in 1897 and dedicated 'To Miss Hutton with love'. It is 10 x 17 cms, on watercolour board.
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Jack Buchanan251 viewsA 1930 studio photo of Helensburgh-born Jack Buchanan, the international entertainer and Hollywood film star. Born on April 2 1891, he grew up in the town and was a great friend of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He died on October 20 1957 at the age of 66.
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Loch Sloy Dam251 viewsThe Loch Sloy Dam, near Tarbet. The UK's largest conventional hydroelectric power station, Sloy Power Station, takes water from Loch Sloy through four large pipes down the hillside giving a working height of 277 metres. Loch Sloy is fed by tunnels and aqueducts from a much larger area. The power station was opened in 1950 by the Queen Mother and was designed to provide power to Central Scotland at Scotland at times of peak demand. The station was refurbished in the late 1990s. Image date unknown.
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The late Queen Mother251 viewsThe late Queen Mother is pictured at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968.
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Operatic Society249 viewsGrace Goodwin (standing, centre) and other members of the cast of the Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society production of 'The King and I' in the Victoria Hall in 1969.
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Sailing ship Helensburgh249 viewsThe three masted iron full-rigged ship named Helensburgh, a fine main skysail yarder, was built by Robert Duncan of Port Glasgow in 1883 for Thom & Cameron of Glasgow, but in 1906 they sold her to a Norwegian, M.H.Bruusgaard of Drammen, who renamed her Marita. During World War One she was stopped and sunk on April 23 1917 by a German submarine, U-82, about 110 miles west of St Kilda while on passage from Buenos Aires to Aarhus with a cargo of grain. Image date unknown.
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Arrochar Pier248 viewsCarriages arrive with passengers for a steamer — possibly the Marmion — berthed at Arrochar Pier, which was built in 1850 and used to service several steamers daily with visitors from Glasgow, circa 1913. Image supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Art Show opening248 viewsThe opening of Helensburgh and District Art Club's 16th annual exhibition in the Victoria Hall in September 1967. Standing are club president and prominent local artist Gregor Ian Smith, Scottish Arts Council assistant director William Buchanan who opened the show, and exhibition convener J.W.Norman. In front are Mrs Buchanan and club secretary Mrs Janet Stirling.
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Prime Minister's visit248 viewsPrime Minister Stanley Baldwin is greeted by the Rev Andrew Barr when he arrived at the West United Free Church (now the West Kirk) to unveil a five-light commemorative window by Oscar Paterson to Andrew Bonar Law, Prime Minister from 1922-23, his wife Annie, and their two sons who were killed in the First World War.
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