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Clynder538 viewsA view of Clynder from Rosneath, with Barremman Pier in the distance. Date unknown.
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Deborah Kerr 1972538 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr at 50. She was photographed in a London hotel on August 10 1972 while rehearsing for a new play 'The Day After The Fair', based on a Thomas Hardy short story and written by Frank Harvey. The production went on a short tour of the provinces before opening at London's Lyric Theatre in October.
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Scanner538 viewsA 30 facet mirror drum flying spot scanner. Image circa 1931.
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PS Talisman538 viewsThe North British steamer Talisman, built in 1896 by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow, for the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. Undertook World War One service as HMS Talla sweeping mines at Troon and Portsmouth. On refit after the war, the deck saloon was extended the full width of the hull and the bridge was moved forward of the funnel. She was on the Rothesay and Kyles of Bute service until the end of the 1934 season, and then was scrapped at Barrow. Image circa 1920.
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Rhu by Wimbush538 viewsA painting of Rhu Bay in the 1890s by prolific artist Henry M.Wimbush.
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Dad and friend537 viewsThe Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird, with Baird's childhood friend and later financial backer, entertainer and film star Jack Buchanan, who lived across the road in West Argyle Street, in 1900.
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Deborah Kerr and William Holden537 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and co-star William Holden are pictured in a publicity still for the film “The Proud and the Profane”, a 1956 dramatic war romance for Paramount Pictures, directed by George Seaton and produced by William Perlberg, from a screenplay by George Seaton, based on the novel “The Magnificent Bastards” by Lucy Herndon Crockett.
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Kidston Park bandstand537 viewsThe now demolished bandstand at Kidston Park. Bought from the Duke of Argyll in 1877 for £650 by William Kidston with help from Sir James Colquhoun and others, it was formerly Cairndhu Point — known locally as Neddy's Point after a well known fisherman and ferryman who lived nearby — but was renamed Kidston Park from 1889 when Mr Kidston left money to support its maintenance and requested the change. The bandstand was used by the boys bands from the Training Ships Cumberland and Empress. Image circa 1925.
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Rest And Be Thankful537 viewsCars parked at the top of the Rest and Be Thankful as passengers look down Glen Croe, circa 1927.
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Seafront bandstand537 viewsA view of the Helensburgh seafront bandstand with the Granary building and Old Parish Church beyond. Image circa 1906.
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Ferry House536 viewsAn aerial view of Ferry House, Rosneath, formerly Ferry Inn, taken in 1965. 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. 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.
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Past presidents dine536 viewsA dinner for past presidents of Helensburgh Rotary Club held in the Rosslea Hall Hotel, Rhu, in 1998. The guest speaker was the Rev James Simpson who was famous for a book of Christmas jokes and had been minister of Dornoch Cathedral. Front: Mel McDonald, Cyril Thompson, Fraser Nicol, Jim McBlane, Gordon Burgess, Donald Fullarton, Hamish Andrew, Bill Morrison, Jim Strange; back: Stan Latimer, Angus Wylie, Rev David Clark, Ron Dunachie, Ian Mowat, 1998 president Graham Smith, Malcolm Jones, Rev James Simpson, George Boyd, David Arthur, Gordon Hattle, Rex Cook.
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