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James Gordon Burgess395 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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Jean Clyde and Sir Harry Lauder395 viewsStage star Jean Clyde from Helensburgh and her second husband Bill McQuaid with Sir Harry Lauder (left) taken in Skye, circa 1938 — three years after he announced his retirement, although he did entertain troops during the Second World War. Best remembered as the little tartan comic with the twisted walking stick, Sir Harry (August 4 1870—February 26 1950) was described by Sir Winston Churchill as "Scotland's greatest ever ambassador”.
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Comet replica394 viewsThe replica of Henry Bell's Comet, built in 1962 by apprentices at Lithgow's yard at Port Glasgow to mark the Comet's 150th anniversary, is seen passing the Renfrew ferry which is on the south bank of the Clyde.
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Deborah Kerr394 viewsA 1963 autographed photo of Deborah Kerr, unusual in that is signed only 'Deborah'.
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Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr393 viewsA Front of House Lobby Card featuring Burt Lancaster and Helensburgh film star Deborah Kerr in the MGM production of 'The Gypsy Moths'. A 1969 American film, directed by John Frankenheimer, it was based on the novel of the same name by James Drought. It is the story of three barnstorming skydivers and their effect on a midwestern American town. At the time, the sport of skydiving was in its infancy.
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1921 Swimming Gala392 viewsThe Meechan brothers took this picture of crowds watching a swimming competition on a June Saturday on the east side of Helensburgh pier, 18 years before the town's outdoor swimming pool opened. Some of the boats are the town's old jollyboats, which used to be laid up beside the East Esplanade.
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Cinema staff392 viewsMembers of staff of La Scala Cinema in James Street, Helensburgh, in the 1920s when the importance of going to the cinema was emphasised by the dress of the staff.
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On the beach391 viewsA 1925 image of families relaxing, playing and building sandcastles on Helensburgh beach just to the west of the pier.
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Craigendoran391 viewsA view of Craigendoran from the pier. Date unknown.
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1st Craigendoran Scout Hall opening391 viewsVIP guests at the official opening of the 1st Craigendoran Scouts Hall beside the Clyde Centre in October 1981. On the left is Brigadier Alastair Pearson, Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, and third left is Councillor Billy Petrie. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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Deborah Kerr aged 32391 viewsHelensburgh film star Deborah Kerr pictured in July 1954 at the age of 32 during filming of 'The End of the Affair' in which she co-starred with Peter Cushing and Van Johnson.
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Victoria Hall391 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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