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Hermitage Secondary 1B 1956867 viewsBack row: Colin McCallum, X, Ian McAulay, X, Jim Jack, X, X, David Galloway, X, Alastair McIntyre, X; 2nd back row: Irene McLaren, X, X, Helen Murdoch, X, X, Janet Fagan, Jean Crook, X, X; 2nd front row: X, X, Lindsay Malan,X, X, X, X, X, X; front row: Jim Graham, Andrew Watt, X, Robert Cameron. Image supplied by Jim Graham. More names would be welcomed.
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Academy opening856 viewsProvost William Petrie OBE JP DL of Argyll and Bute Council, a former pupil who met his wife Jean at the original Hermitage School, officially opens the second Hermitage Academy at Colgrain on June 4 2008, watched by headmaster Geoff Urie.
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Ardenconnel House839 viewsA B-listed mansion in Rhu, built by the Buchanan family in the late 18th century. Ardenconnel was one of the principal estates of the old parish of Row. It was bought in 1899 by the Countrywide Holidays Association, and by 1908 could accommodate 120 guests. The CHA is the oldest walking holiday company in the country, set up in 1893 to encourage participation in, and enjoyment of, the countryside, and to this day, while no longer operating walking holidays, is still working hard to fulfil the vision of founder the Rev T.A.Leonard. The mansion was later converted into modern flats. Image circa 1905.
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Hermitage Secondary 3B 1958839 viewsBack row: X, Alex Smith, David Galloway, X, Alasdair Glendye, X, X, X, X, Alastair McIntyre, Colin McCallum, Jean Crook, Maray Cranstoun; 2nd back row: Lindsay Malan, Helen Murdoch, Sylvie Gilchrist, Molly Oswald, X, X, X, X, X, X; 2nd front row: X, Janet Fagan, X, X, X, Mr. Smith, X, X, X, X, Irene McLaren; front row: X, John Potter, Jim Graham, Robert Cameron, X, John McPhail. Image supplied by Jim Graham. More names would be welcomed.
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Piers Swim838 viewsSome of the Helensburgh Swimming Club members who took part in the annual Craigendoran pier to Helensburgh pier swim in August 1963. From left: Ken Mercer, Rod MacPhail, Elizabeth Soutar, Sandy MacRitchie, Colin McCallum. It was the first time Rod entered, and his time of 47 minutes on a calm night was the fastest he ever achieved. Ken Mercer, whose mother Edith taught hundreds of local children to swim, won it for the umpteenth time in 25-28 minutes.
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West End United 1962836 viewsHelensburgh's West End United football team which took part in the Gareloch League, which also included teams from the Faslane base, Arrochar, Garelochhead, Rosneath and Kilcreggan. The club was run by secretary Jimmy Shields for ten years, and after his death the team folded. They are at Hermitage playing fields, June 11 1962. Sitting: I.McFadyen, D.Smith, M.Gray, A.Moffat, M.Trueman; standing: Mr Shields, P.Robertson, R.Don, C.Lawrie, A.McGregor, T.Donaldson, I.McClafferty (captain).
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Clyde Street School class 1953834 viewsBack row: Jim Graham, Donald Scott, X, Ronnie McLean, X, X, X, X; 2nd back row: X, Campbell Mackie, X, X, X, X, James Spalding, X; middle row: Sheila Somerville, Pauline Aitken, Janet Fagan, Rae Dennett, X, Molly Oswald, X, Catriona McKinnon, X; 2nd front row: Avril Johnston(e) X, X, X, X, Marilyn White, X, X, Sylvia Gilchrist, X; front row: X, X, X, Charlie McGoldrick,, X, Rae Dewar, Netta Adamson. Image supplied by Jim Graham. More names would be welcomed.
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The Ragged School834 viewsHelensburgh's first school was Grant Street School — also known as the Ragged School or the Industrial School — at the corner of Grant Street and East Princes Street. It dates back to 1853 when Government funds were obtained for the erection of a school, and in 1873 it became the responsibility of the Row (Rhu) School Board. It was replaced by Clyde Street School in 1903, and the land was built on in an expansion of the Gas Works.
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Glenoran House825 viewsGlenoran House in Rhu, up the hill above the Ardencaple Hotel. It is thought to have been designed and built in 1869 by John Honeyman for Charles Kidston, a member of the well known Kidston family, and was demolished a century later to make way for a housing development — which has never happened. Image supplied by Trish Fleming.
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Donkey Rides819 viewsUndated, but possibly the 1960s. Can anyone provide a date?
This image is watermarked.
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West seafront816 viewsLooking west from the pier, with some youngsters paddling. Date unknown.
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The Empress, circa 1909814 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time.
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