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Photographer in uniform824 viewsKeen Helensburgh photographer Robert Thorburn is the man in front in this presumably World War One group picture. A grocery shop manager, he moved to Helensburgh before 1900, and lived at 24 East Princes Street on March 2 1900 when he married Christina Graham, of 29 James Street. His age at the time of his marriage was given as 27, and he lived in Helensburgh until his death in 1945.
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Deborah in 'The King and I'557 viewsOscar-winning Helensburgh film and stage star Deborah Kerr CBE, who died in Suffolk on October 16 2007 at the age of 86, autographed this picture of her in costume for the musical ‘The King and I' to a friend called Richard with the words “With sincere good thoughts”.
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Academy opening1577 viewsTalented young violinist Ryan Young plays a set of reels during the official opening of the second Hermitage Academy at Colgrain on June 4 2008. On the left of the picture is the Duke of Argyll. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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Cove Burgh Hall505 viewsThen described as Kilcreggan Public Buildings and U.F.Church, this picture was used on a postcard published by Kerr, Post Office, Kilcreggan, circa 1905. It sits on the boundary between Cove and Kilcreggan and has been known for many years as Cove Burgh Hall. In recent years it has been very successfully run by a local committee who acquired it from the local authority for a nominal sum.
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View from pier426 viewsAn 1880s image by James Valentine of the fishing boats on the beach and Helensburgh's west seafront.
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Kilcreggan Bay522 viewsA steamer is leaving Kilcreggan pier in this view published by Kerr, The Post Office, Kilcreggan, circa 1906.
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Waverley at Craigendoran493 viewsThe steamer Waverley at Craigendoran pier in 1968, with part of the Caledonia in view. Built by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow in 1946, the 693-ton Waverley entered service in 1947 and is the world's last sea-going paddler. She replaced the first Waverley, built in 1899 and sunk at Dunkirk in 1940, and cruised the Clyde until 1973 for Caledonian-MacBrayne. In 1974 she was sold to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society and re-entered service in 1975. She calls regularly at Helensburgh in summer.
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Loch Lomond Rescue Boat725 viewsThe Luss-based Loch Lomond Rescue Boat, the St John, and its crew pictured at its jetty, with Ben Lomond in the background. This 2007 image — which is copyright Lochside Photography, Dumbarton — is used by the crew of 22 volunteers to present to sponsors who help with fundraising to meet the £12,000 annual running cost.

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Old Row35 viewsPupils stand outside the original Row (Rhu) School which stood on what is now the village green.Aug 23, 2017
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Rhu from Ardenconnel38 viewsAn old image of Rhu from Ardenconnel, now the home of Rhu Amateurs. Image date unknown.Aug 07, 2017
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Local Argylls49 viewsMembers of the local Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials pictured during the First World War. This slightly damaged image was kindly supplied by Doris Gentles, whose father, Harry Smith, is in the picture fifth from the right in the second row. He was one of four brothers serving in the trenches, and two of them were severely wounded.Jul 31, 2017
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Telechrome demo49 viewsJohn Logie Baird's August 1944 demonstration of the Telechrome, the world’s first cathode ray tube for colour television, was an historic event. The picture was large and bright, a great improvement over the small flickery images of the old mechanical system.Jul 01, 2017
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1920 Waverley cruise103 viewsPassengers on board the paddle steamer Waverley on a cruise from Craigendoran in 1920. Photo by courtesy of Professor Graham Lappin's excellent pictorial website www.dalmadan.com.Jul 01, 2017
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Granary bus crash114 viewsA Garelochhead Coach Services bus crashed into the Granary Restaurant on West Clyde Street after careering down Sinclair Street when the brakes failed. The driver of a Saturday bus from Luss elected to hit the building rather than land on the shore, and was widely praised for his skill in avoiding pedestrians. No-one was seriously injured. Image c.1958 supplied by Robbie Don.Jun 14, 2017
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Wonder Wall wider view79 viewsA tribute to John Logie Baird on the wall of the University of Strathclyde Graham Hills Building in George Street, Glasgow — one of a number of massive official murals. Appropriately, on the right is Dr Who's Tardis. Image supplied by Des Gorra.Jun 14, 2017
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133 viewsA Phaeton carriage is stationary outside Rhu Parish Church. 1894 image supplied by Donald John Chisholm.May 29, 2017