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Baird with tricar324 viewsA young John Logie Baird with a passenger in a Humber tricar, image circa 1906.
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Centenary Cross324 viewsOld postcard with the centenary cross in the middle of Colquhoun Square, and the coat of arms.
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Percy Pilcher with the Bat324 viewsPercy Pilcher and his sister Ella with the Bat glider at Cardross in 1895.
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Rhu Village324 viewsRhu Church and the village shops are pictured, circa 1905. The picture was published by Winton, Stationer, Post Office, Rhu.
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Lower Sinclair Street324 viewsLooking north up Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, from Clyde Street. The shop on the right is John Mitchell, wine merchant and grocer. Image by D.R.McCulloch, 62 West Clyde Street, date unknown.
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Baird's electric light plant323 viewsAs a schoolboy John Logie Baird installed an electric light plant in the family home, the Manse, in West Argyle Street, Helensburgh. He is seen here with part of the plant. A home-made dynamo was driven by a water-wheel connected to the water main, and with a collection of jam jars and sheet lead successfully generated current.
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The East Bay323 viewsAn old view of the East Bay looking towards the town centre. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Steam Laundry323 viewsStaff of Helensburgh Steam Laundry pose outside the front door at 55 East King Street. Third from the right is Peter Graham, and more names would be welcomed. Image, circa 1930, supplied by Jim Graham (www.graham-clan.co.uk), nephew of Peter.
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Ardlui Hotel322 viewsA bus waits outside Ardlui Hotel — at that time named the Colquhoun Arms Hotel, as is the hotel at Luss. Image circa 1948.
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David Clyde and wife322 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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James Gordon Burgess322 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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Diamond Jubilee321 viewsA formal photograph at the Diamond Jubilee party in 1976. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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