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Deborah Kerr and Spencer Tracy397 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr and Spencer Tracy in a scene from George Kukor's 1949 drama 'Edward My Son', a Broadway stage hit successfully transferred to the screen. It tells the story of a man who will commit any crime in order to make his son a success, even driving away his wife in the process. The movie was adapted by Donald Ogden Stewart from the play by Noel Langley and Robert Morley, and won Deborah an Academy best actress award nomination.
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Rhu village397 viewsAn early image of the village of Rhu, at that time Row. It shows the school where the village green now is, and the villa Ardenvohr, built in 1857 to the design of local architect Thomas Gildard and at various times the home of the Muir and Hoggans families. It became the Royal Northern Yacht Club clubhouse in 1937, and in 1978 the club's name changed to the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club. Image date unknown.
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Garelochhead397 viewsLooking north towards east Garelochhead. Image circa 1905.
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Mobile butcher397 viewsThis 1960s image shows the van used by Garelochhead butcher James Miller to trade around the district. Image supplied by Winnie Bolton Miller.
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Shandon Hydro Conference397 viewsShandon Hydro was the venue in 1952 for the annual conference of the Federation of Master Painters and Decorators in Scotland. At this conference Helensburgh man Gregory Alexander Burgess was elected president. Four years later he became president of the Incorporated Institute of British Decorators. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Blairnairn Cottage in Glen Fruin396 viewsLooking west in Glen Fruin towards Blairnairn at harvest time. Image date unknown.
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Comet replica 1962396 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen setting off from Port Glasgow before steaming across the Clyde accompanied by a fleet of yachts. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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Kilcreggan396 viewsA 1927 view from the water of Kilcreggan.
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Rhu from the loch396 viewsAn unusual view of Rhu from the Gareloch with the tide in, taken in the late 1950s.
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St Michael's Choir396 viewsThe choir of Helensburgh's St Michael's and All Angels Church, circa 1950. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Lord of the Isles395 views62005 "Lord of the Isles" pictured at the Old Luss Road Bridge, Kirkmichael, on May 13 2008. This class K-1 locomotive was introduced in 1949 by British Railways and was based on the Class K-4 design of the London and North Eastern Railway. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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1906 car395 viewsJohn Logie Baird (right) and a friend are seens in his 'Reaper and Binder' three-wheeled car in the Trossachs in 1906. The car was later written off after a crash on the Loch Lomond road.
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