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Annie Baird283 viewsMiss Annie Baird, then 83, sister of John Logie Baird and daughter of the Rev John Baird, is greeted by the Rev Robert S.Cairns who invited her to cut the cake at the St Bride's Church Centenary Supper in the Victoria Hall in 1967. In the background is Mrs Arthur Wylie, one of the organisers of the event.
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Selling Baird undersocks283 viewsOne of John Logie Baird's inventions was the Baird undersock, described as a specially medicated soft absorbent sheath worn next to the skin under the sock to absorb and neutralise perspiration, keeping feet clean and healthy. Said to be ideal for the soldier, and with tributes from men in the World War One trenches, they cost eight shillings for half a dozen pairs. Image date not known.
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Jack Buchanan283 viewsA studio photo of a youthful Jack Buchanan, the Helensburgh-born 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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Rhu Bay283 viewsA 1902 image of Rhu Bay with the village beyond.
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Ferry House282 viewsChildren play on the shore at Ferry House, Rosneath, formerly Ferry Inn. The Edwin Lutyens-designed building was commissioned by Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, in the 1890s and rebuilt from an old pub, and for a time it was a home for injured soldiers. Bob Hope stayed there while entertaining troops at the nearby World War Two naval base. It fell into disuse, but was rebuilt again in the late 1950s by boatbuilder Peter Boyle. Image circa 1904.
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Spirited Performance281 viewsThe cast of the Garelochhead Players production of 'Blithe Spirit' in April 1982.
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Helensburgh Dorian Choir281 viewsDate not known.
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Sailing ship Helensburgh281 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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Cardross Old Parish Church280 viewsThe church, the second on the site, was built in 1826 to designs by Greenock architect George Dempster. It was destroyed by incendiary bombs dropped by German bombers over the night of May 5-6 1941. The tower and walls were made safe in 1954 as a memorial, with the interior raised as a lawn, and the tower was restored in 1999. The graveyard contains monuments from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. This image taken from the rear was supplied by Donald Fullarton.
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Comet Replica280 viewsThe Comet replica built in 1962 and steamed across the Clyde to mark the 150th anniversary of Henry Bell's Comet, seen in its permanent home in Port Glasgow.
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Prince William-2280 viewsHRH Prince William of Wales visited HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane on October 19 2007 in his honorary Royal Navy capacity as Commodore-in-Chief Scotland and Submarines. He also visited the comprehensively upgraded Drumfork Club in Churchill, Helensburgh, and found plenty of time to greet and talk to the families who had gathered at Churchill Square to wish him well. Prince William is currently a serving Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry, also known as the Blues and Royals.
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Queen Mother and Provost280 viewsThe Queen Mother talks to Helensburgh's Provost, J.McLeod Williamson, during a visit to the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968. Photo by Hector Cameron.
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