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Sunday School picnic317 viewsAdults and children attend a Sunday School picnic at Finnart House on Loch Longside, circa 1932. It was then the home of Dr Harry Miller, a past Moderator of the Church of Scotland, who is in the back row to the right. One of his five daughters is next to him. In the row of ladies in front of the back row, 6th from left is Jean Bolton and 8th from left is Mary Rae. Image from the collection of Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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David Clyde and wife316 viewsDavid Clyde, the oldest of three siblings from a Helensburgh family who all became well known actors, is pictured with his wife, Birmingham-born Dorothy Fay Hammerton, and their dog at their ranch in San Fernando Valley, California. As Gaby Fay and later Fay Holden, she too was a well known stage and film actress.
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Helensburgh Central316 viewsHelensburgh Central Station, photographed on August 23 1973.
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James Gordon Burgess316 viewsA caricature by Helensburgh artist Gregor Ian Smith of James Gordon Burgess, a keen gardener who won two silver bowls outright — for winning each three years in succession — at Helensburgh Flower Shows in the 1930s for carnations grown in his plot in Hermitage Park. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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PS Industry316 viewsThis painting shows the early Clyde Shipping Company paddle steamer Industry in 1815. It appeared on a postcard published in 1990 to mark 175 years of the company and Glasgow being European City of Culture. Launched in 1814, she became the seventh steamboat to service the Clyde, mainly carrying luggage and cargo between Greenock and Glasgow, but also serving as one of the Clyde’s first tugs. Her career spanned over half a century and prior to her retirement she was the oldest steamer operating on the Clyde.
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Gareloch and Rhu316 viewsA view of the Gareloch and Rhu taken during the Second World War. Image circa 1944.
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Rhu Bay316 viewsA 1905 picture of Rhu Bay with the tide in on a calm day.
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Rosneath from Rhu316 viewsA view from Rhu Point looking towards Rosneath Pier and the Lutyens-designed Ferry House, with a steamer travelling into the Gareloch. The pier was closed in 1942. Image circa 1911.
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Horses and Carriage315 viewsOutside Bellcairn House, Cove, in 1913.
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Gareloch from above Rhu315 viewsA view over Rhu Spit — before it was dredged and widened — to Rosneath from above Rhu. Image circa 1920.
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Helensburgh Captain's XV315 viewsThe Helensburgh Rugby Club Captain's XV before they played a President's XV in a New Year's Day game in the mid to late 1970's. Back row: Pete Foster, Peter McIntyre, Tony Rudd, Mike McIntyre, Julian Rey, Dusty Millar, 'Giff' Bradley, Pete Ramsey, David Jones, Alistair Baird; front: Sandy Louden (captain), Alan Twigg, David ?, Dave Muir, 'Pussy' Pender, Gordon Johnston, Jamie Lightbody. Image supplied by David Jones.
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Motor Boat Thistle315 viewsThe Thistle and helmsman are pictured in the Gareloch opposite Garelochhead, circa 1920.
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