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Sunday School trip-1444 viewsA Sunday School outing from Helensburgh's St Bride's Church to Balmaha in June 1930. Image supplied by Chrissie Clow.
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Bard's comely wench443 viewsHelensburgh girl Catherine King-Clark, a former St Bride's School pupil studying at Edinburgh School of Art, worked with actor John Cairney in a film on the life of national bard Robert Burns, directed and produced by Robert Crichton in 1973. She played one of Burns' many loves, Anne Park, and she and the other members of the cast apart from Cairney all appeared in still photographs used as flashbacks.
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Miss Annie Baird442 viewsAnnie Baird, older sister of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with her pet cat, circa 1905.
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Baird by Conroy442 viewsHelensburgh artist Stephen Conroy painted this portrait of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He was specially commissioned by the Scottish Post Office Board to paint six portraits for a postcard series to celebrate the contribution Scots have made to communication, in the year of 1989 when the first Edinburgh Festival of Science and Technology took 'communication' as its theme.
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Gareloch sunset442 viewsAn atmospheric image of a yacht moored in the Gareloch near Rhu at sunset, circa 1951.
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Wartime Red Cross demonstation442 viewsMembers of the Helensburgh (North British Railway) Section of the Red Cross give a demonstration on a platform at Helensburgh Central Station during the First World War. Image circa 1916.
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Rosneath from Rhu442 viewsA view from Rhu Point looking towards Rosneath Pier and the Lutyens-designed Ferry House, with a steamer travelling into the Gareloch. The pier was closed in 1942. Image circa 1911.
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Comet replica 1962441 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 down river past a cruise liner. 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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Victoria Hall Performance441 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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King's letter441 viewsThis letter was a personal message following World War Two from King George to schoolchildren throughout Britain, sent on June 8 1946. This copy was donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust by Trust director Cecilia Dunlop.
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Baird colour TV440 viewsThe first public demonstration of John Logie Baird's 120-line system to transmit colour films on to a large screen took place at the Dominion Theatre in London on February 4 1938, with a second demonstration from Crystal Palace on February 17. He used the electronic system to produce a 600-line two by two and a half feet screen image on a colour Tele-Radiogram.
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General Booth in Burgh440 viewsGeneral William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, visited Helensburgh on October 26 1910 to give a lecture in the Victoria Hall, staying overnight with the Kidston family at Ferniegair. He is pictured at Helensburgh pier the next day before leaving for Port Glasgow, with Provost David S.Maclachlan saying farewell. The gentleman in the bowler hat is the Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Lord Inverclyde. Image supplied by Provost Billy Petrie.
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