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Rhu Village346 viewsA 1931 image of Rhu village taken from a boat on the Gareloch, published by Winton, Stationer, Rhu Post Office.
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West Esplanade346 viewsA pre-World War Two view of Helensburgh's West Esplanade looking towards the east from near the foot of James Street.
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Band at Ardencaple345 viewsThe band of the 1st Volunteer Brigade Highland Light Infantry — the Glasgow Highlanders — pictured in front of the now demolished Ardencaple Castle, Helensburgh. The photograph was taken on August 15 1901.
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Dad and friend345 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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The East Bay345 viewsAn old view of the East Bay looking towards the town centre. Image date unknown.
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St Bride's Church345 viewsOriginally known as the West Parish Church, St Bride's Church at the corner of William Street and West King Street was opened on March 10 1878. Its first minister was the Rev John Baird, father of TV inventor John Logie Baird. In 1981 it was united with the then Old and St Andrew's Church in Colquhoun Square to become the West Kirk, and a few years later it was demolished and replaced by a new burgh library and flats.
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The East Bay343 viewsLooking towards Craigendoran
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Argyll Street Cricket Club343 viewsThis is a photo of Larchfield School pupils taken by John Logie Baird in about 1900 at the Larchfield cricket field near the Duchess Wood at Ardencaple. His friend Jack Buchanan, later to become a famous entertainer, is seated on the right with his cap at a rakish angle. Professor Malcolm Baird, who kindly supplied the image, says: “There are ten people in the group, and it is possible that JLB was the 11th member of the team! There is nothing more on record."
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Motor Boat Thistle343 viewsThe Thistle and helmsman are pictured in the Gareloch opposite Garelochhead, circa 1920.
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Rhu Bay343 viewsA yacht and two other vessels lie at anchor in Rhu Bay during the Second World War. Image, published by Winton, Post Office, Rhu, circa 1944.
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St Bride's Church Kirk Session343 viewsThis image, supplied by Mary Greenwell, is thought to be of the Kirk Session of St Bride's Church at a Session Dinner in the Queen's Hotel, set up by J.Arnold Fleming as a social evening for Session members, circa 1962. Back row: Peter Slater, Jackie McKenzie, Tom Aitken, Charles Swain, David Watson, William Williamson; middle: Walter Johnson, John Allan, Malcolm Osborne, Ian Maclachlan, George Gardiner, George Christie, Hugh Hogarth, Douglas Robertson, Stanley Mill, Alasdair MacDougall; front: Jimmy White, Max Wilkinson, Norman Watt, George Speirs, the Rev Robert S.Cairns, George Primrose, Mr McColl, Ian Balfour, W.B.Gardner Henderson.
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342 views30 line TV from the BBC, circa 1932. T.H.Bridgewater is on the left.
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