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Architect and artist506 viewsArchitect and watercolourist Alexander Nisbet Paterson (1862-1947) is pictured in drawing room of his Helensburgh home, Long Croft in West Rossdhu Drive, which he designed in 1901 as a family home following his marriage to artist Maggie Hamilton in 1897. His other notable designs include the former Clyde Street School and the War Memorial in Hermitage Park. Image by courtesy of the Anderson Trust.
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Art appraisal477 viewsThe Helensburgh Art Exhibition committee appraise 'Lyleston Farm' by James Dunlop Burgess for what is thought to have been the second such exhibition, circa 1935/6. From left: Nance Anderson, unknown, Alistair Paterson, J.Arnold Fleming, unknown, Agnes Stevens. Standing are artists Gregor Ian Smith and James Dunlop Burgess. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Art deco door270 viewsAn art deco door at the front of a council house in East Princes Street, Helensburgh. Image, date unknown, supplied by Gordon Fraser.
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Art Show opening451 viewsThe platform party at the opening of the Helensburgh Art Exhibition in the Pillar Hall, circa 1960. From left are Bailie Mrs Jae Gardiner, local artist Gregor Ian Smith, president of Helensburgh and District Art Club, Dr Tom Honeyman, director of Glasgow Art Galleries, Nance Anderson, and Mr Norman. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Art Show opening537 viewsGuest of honour Hugh Adam Crawford RSA (right) with his wife and local artist Gregor Ian Smith, president of Helensburgh and District Art Club, at the opening of the club's annual show in the Victoria Hall in September 1968.
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Art Show opening463 viewsThe opening of Helensburgh and District Art Club's 16th annual exhibition in the Victoria Hall in September 1967. Standing are club president and prominent local artist Gregor Ian Smith, Scottish Arts Council assistant director William Buchanan who opened the show, and exhibition convener J.W.Norman. In front are Mrs Buchanan and club secretary Mrs Janet Stirling.
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Artistic couple347 viewsNoted artist Maggie Hamilton (1867-1952) was the daughter of James and Mary Hamilton, of Thornton Lodge, Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, and brother of artist J.Whitelaw Hamilton, one of the first of the 'Glasgow Boys'. In 1897 she married architect and artist Alexander Nisbet Paterson, and the couple are seen here in their family home, Long Croft, in West Rossdhu Drive. Image by courtesy of the Anderson Trust.cx
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Bard's comely wench517 viewsHelensburgh girl Catherine King-Clark, a former St Bride's School pupil studying at Edinburgh School of Art, worked with actor John Cairney in a film on the life of national bard Robert Burns, directed and produced by Robert Crichton in 1973. She played one of Burns' many loves, Anne Park, and she and the other members of the cast apart from Cairney all appeared in still photographs used as flashbacks.
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Cardross SWRI Drama558 viewsThe cast of the Cardross SWRI production of 'A Question of Colour', performed at the Geilston Hall, Cardross, as part of the Dunbartonshire SWRI One Act Drama Festival in February 1969. In the cast were Helen Clark, Mona Hutchison, Marion Campbell, Elizabeth Gray, Elsie Carroll, Christina McGeorge and Irene Auchinleck.
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Dorian Choir Concert533 viewsUndated photograph of a Helensburgh Dorian Choir performance in the Victoria Hall.
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Glenda Mallon517 viewsGlenda Mallon was born Jessie Ronald and grew up on Loch Longside, attending Glenmallon School then Hermitage School. She trained as an opera singer and chose Glenda Mallon as her stage name. She sang at Glyndebourne and with touring opera companies, and also was a backing singer who worked with stars such at Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas and Tom Jones. Now Mrs Jessie Nickell, she lives with her husband at St Albans.
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Gregor Ian Smith501 viewsHelensburgh artist Gregor Ian Smith pictured in his Glen Fruin studio during the time he was doing a series of paintings of women picking mussels. Image taken and supplied by Fiona E.Mackie. Image circa 1964.
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