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Colour television453 viewsOn July 3 1928, John Logie Baird achieved colour television for the first time. The camera and receiver were modified versions of the mechanically scanned system first demonstrated by Baird in January 1926. Two months later he demonstrated his new discovery to a scientific audience in Glasgow at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. The picture is an artistic reconstruction done in 1949 of the July demonstration at his company’s laboratory in London.
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Detail from Hill House453 viewsThis study of a stencilled wallpaper in Mackintosh's Hill House at the top of Upper Colquhoun Street was taken by Colin Baxter for the book 'Remembering Charles Rennie Mackintosh' by Alistair Moffat, published in 1989 by Seven Hill Books, and is copyright Colin Baxter Photography.
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Deborah Kerr in 'The Arrangement'453 viewsHelensburgh-born star of film and theatre Deborah Kerr is seen in an emotional scene from the 1969 film 'The Arrangement', based on the best-selling novel by Elia Kazan. She portrayed the unhappy wife of an advertising executive who had left her for another woman, co-starring with Kirk Douglas and Faye Dunaway.
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Rosneath shore453 viewsA sketch of the shore at Rosneath. Date unknown.
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West Free Church453 viewsThe earliest known picture of what is now Helensburgh Parish Church and Colquhoun Square, before there were buildings in the north west quadrant in 1857. It is possible for what is now the Bank of Scotland to exist just out of shot, but what appears to be building blocks bottom right may be evidence of the bank under construction (it carries the date of 1861). Image found by church fabric convener Andrew Black and supplied by a former minister of the church, the Rev David Clark.
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Rotary bookstall452 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Rotary Club pictured running a bookstall beside the esplanade putting green in 2002. From left: Denis Taylor, Dilwyn Jones, Jim McBlane, Gordon Hattle, George Boyd, ?, and Graham Smith.
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Garelochhead452 viewsLooking north towards east Garelochhead. Image circa 1905.
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The Gareloch, by Flint452 viewsThe Gareloch from Shandon, painted in 1918 by Sir William Russell Flint. Born in Edinburgh in 1880, Flint’s remarkable talent was discovered at an early age. He studied at the Royal Institution School of Art in Edinburgh and after serving an apprenticeship at a printing works, he moved to London aged 20 to become a medical illustrator. In 1903 he joined the Illustrated London News, then served in World War One and became Admiralty Assistant Overseer - Airships. After the war his artistic career flourished.
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Seafront storm451 viewsLooking east towards the pier on a stormy day, circa 1907.
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Steamer off Helensburgh451 viewsAn antique view of Helensburgh taken from a publication dated between 1889 and 1895. The actual size of the print is 120mm x 75mm. Artist unknown.
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St Michael's Choir451 viewsThe choir of Helensburgh's St Michael's and All Angels Church, circa 1950. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Helensburgh 1830450 viewsThis antique steel plate engraving on fine paper measures 6 x 9 inches and shows children playing on the burgh shore to the east of the Baths (later Queen's) Hotel. It was drawn by John Fleming, engraved by Joseph Swan and published by Joseph Swan in 1830 for ‘Select Views on the River Clyde’ by John M.Leighton.
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