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Helensburgh Sands360 viewsAn imaginative and humorous postcard from the early 1900s featuring Helensburgh beach in days gone by.
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Helensburgh Scout Leaders360 viewsHelensburgh Scout Leaders and Rover Scouts pose for a formal photograph, circa 1918. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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Theatre Arts Triumph360 viewsMrs Vera McIntyre, producer of Helensburgh Theatre Arts Club's production of Lesley Storm's 'Roar Like A Dove', receives the Robert Dickson Memorial Trophy at a ceremony in the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow on May 1 1965. The winter production won the Scottish Community Drama Association's Dunbartonshire Three Act Play Festival, and some 40 members, including hon president Provost J.McLeod Williamson and his wife, went to see the presentation.
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Barremman Pier359 viewsThe pier at Barremman, Clynder, built about 1877 on the instructions of Robert Thom, owner of Barremman Estate, is pictured, circa 1904. It was blown up by the Army in November 1967 as it was the cheapest way to demolish the pier, which had become unsafe.
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Gareloch Road359 viewsExact location unknown. Date unknown.
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Arrochar Hotel358 viewsArrochar Hotel, circa 1948. Originally a coaching inn and called The Arrochar Inn, it was also the Torrance Hotel for a time.
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Baird's electric light plant358 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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Baird by Conroy358 viewsLocal artist Stephen Conroy painted this portrait of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He was specially commissioned by the Scottish Post Office Board to paint six portraits for a postcard series to celebrate the contribution Scots have made to communication, in the year of 1989 when the first Edinburgh Festival of Science and Technology took 'communication' as its theme.
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1970s tennis winners358 viewsTrophy winners at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club are seen in this image, circa 1975. From left: Donald Fullarton, Alex Hamilton, Alistair Hope, Marie Dixon, Gill Thomson, Jean Dron, Sue Forster, Lesley Cocks, Duncan Robson, Muriel Borland.
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Argyll Street Cricket Club358 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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Gareloch from above Rhu357 viewsA view over Rhu Spit — before it was dredged and widened — to Rosneath from above Rhu. Image circa 1920.
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Hermitage class357 viewsClass 2B at Hermitage School, circa 1956. More details would be welcomed. Image supplied by Iain D.McAulay.
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