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Hastings experiment518 viewsJohn Logie Baird working at Hastings, circa 1924.
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Garelochhead517 viewsA view of Garelochhead from the station. Date unknown.
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Garelochhead East517 viewsTwo children paddle in the Gareloch, with east Garelochhead beyond. Image circa 1919.
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Seafront and pier517 viewsSummer crowds pack Helensburgh's west esplanade, with the pier beyond, and some youngsters are paddling. Image circa 1912.
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Hermitage Park bandstand517 viewsThis bandstand stood at the south end of Hermitage Park. It played host to popular Sunday afternoon concerts, but then literally fell apart through disuse and was never replaced. Image date unknown.
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Rhu by Wimbush517 viewsA painting of Rhu Bay in the 1890s by prolific artist Henry M.Wimbush.
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Seafront shelter517 viewsThe William Street shelter on the West Esplanade, Helensburgh, published by M.C.Robertson, West Clyde Street. It was one of several seafront shelters which fell into disrepair and were demolished towards the end of the century. Image circa 1910.
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Seafront storm517 viewsLooking east towards the pier on a stormy day, circa 1907.
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PS Talisman516 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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Victoria Hall516 viewsThe Victoria Hall in Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, with its original metal railings in front which were removed during World War Two to help the war effort. They were replaced to mark the burgh's bicentenary in 2002 after an initiative by the Friends of the Victoria Hall. The building itself was funded by public subscription in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and was altered and added to by A.N.Paterson in 1899.
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Deborah Kerr 1972515 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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Faslane Bay515 viewsA tranquil Faslane Bay, long before it became a military port and was used for shipbreaking. Image date unknown.
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