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Steamer at Luss407 viewsThe road down to Luss Pier, where a steamer is waiting, on a grey day. Circa 1915.
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1913 Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club406 viewsBack: Miss Lilley, G.Schoelles, Miss Raeburn, R.T.Templeton (Hon Sec), J.H.Strang, Miss Mackay, Mrs A.M.Stewart, Miss Macnab; middle: Dr Downs, A.G.Shillcock, J.W.Swinburne, Sheriff Blair, Miss Rodger, Miss V.MacBrayne, Mrs Strang, Mrs Hardcastle, Miss Preston, Miss Mackay; front: Miss Hamilton, Miss Douglas, Miss R.I.Templeton, Miss MacBrayne, Miss E.MacPhee, Miss Sewell, Miss Marsters, Miss M.A.Young, Miss Sidebottom, Miss F.Smith, Miss MacPhee; on ground: G.E.Fleming, J.G.Anderson. Image dated September 1913.
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Kilmahew Castle406 viewsKilmahew Castle at Cardross was built on land granted to the Napier family by Malcolm, the Earl of Lennox, around 1290. The castle, originally a four-storey 16th century tower house, was built in the 16th century by the Napiers, who owned it until 1820. The estate had to be sold to pay off the last Laird's gambling debts. The ruins were acquired by the Archdiocese of Glasgow, with the surrounding estate, in 1948, and the now derelict St Peter's Priests Training College was built nearby. Image, taken on February 1 2015, supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Glen Fruin farm405 viewsA 1914 image of Glen Fruin, with Drumfad Farm in the foreground.
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The late Queen Mother405 viewsThe late Queen Mother is pictured at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968.
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Gareloch and Rhu405 viewsA view of the Gareloch and Rhu taken during the Second World War. Image circa 1944.
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Victoria Hall Performance404 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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Baird and Buchanan404 viewsJohn Logie Baird pictured filming his lifelong friend and patron Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born stage and film star, on the roof of the Long Acre Studios in London on July 2 1928. The technician was Thomas Collier.
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Glenda Mallon404 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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The Reluctant Debutante404 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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Bob Hope at Rosneath403 viewsHugely popular American entertainer Bob Hope visited United States Navy Base Two at Rosneath with a concert party in 1945, including Frances Langford and Jerry Colona. This picture was taken at a post-show party at the Princess Louise Officers Club, the Ferry Inn. Image supplied by Dennis Royal, author of the book 'United States Navy Base Two — Americans at Rosneath 1941-45'.
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Glen Fruin cottages403 viewsTwo young girls are pictured in front of cottages in Glen Fruin in this old image published by Stewart, Stationer, Helensburgh.
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