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Sponsorship403 viewsJohn Urquhart (right) of LoveLochLomond presents a sponsorship cheque for £300 to bicentenary celebrations committee chairman Stewart Noble at a meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust on March 28 2012. Beside them is an image of the Comet replica sailing across the Clyde in 1962 to mark the 150th anniversary.
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Patrol boat403 viewsHMS Pursuer, a patrol boat from the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, led the nautical procession from Rhu Marina to Helensburgh pier for the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012, and local canoeists were in attendance. Photo by David Ronald.
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Patrol boat404 viewsHMS Pursuer, a patrol boat from the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, led the nautical procession from Rhu Marina to Helensburgh pier for the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Comet flywheel509 viewsJohn Murray, great-grand nephew of Henry Bell, made a speech at the ceremony to mark the official unveiling of the Comet flywheel on its new East Bay site in Helensburgh during the burgh bicentenary celebrations.
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Great-grand nephew509 viewsJohn Murray, great-grand nephew of Henry Bell, studies a model of the Comet at the 2002 Bell exhibition in Helensburgh Library organised by Doris Gentles.
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Model afloat405 viewsThis model of the 1962 Comet replica was made by Helensburgh and District Modellers Club, and a member is seen launching it beside the pier during the bicentenary celebrations in Helensburgh on Saturday August 4 2012. Subsequently the club donated the model to Helensburgh Heritage Trust for display in the Heritage Centre in Helensburgh Library in West King Street. Photo by David Ronald.
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Little and large404 viewsHMS Pursuer, a patrol boat from the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, led the nautical procession from Rhu Marina to Helensburgh pier for the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Maid of the Loch405 viewsThis model of Loch Lomond's Maid of the Loch paddle steamer was sailed by Helensburgh and District Modellers Club off Helensburgh pier as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Norman MacLeod.
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Mr Bell and a piper421 views'Mr Bell' is pictured with a youngster and a piper on Helensburgh pier during the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Davie Dewar.
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Henry Bell's Comet403 viewsA painting by well-known Helensburgh artist Neil Macleod of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, which had its bicentenary in 2012. Image by courtesy of the owner, David McGowan. Both also permitted Helensburgh Heritage Trust to prepare a limited A3 print of the painting as part of the bicentenary celebrations.
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Bunting at obelisk413 viewsThe area around the Henry Bell obelisk in West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, was refurbished by Argyll and Bute Council in advance of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by John Urquhart.
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Sailpast412 viewsYachts and other vessels took part in a sailpast of Helensburgh pier as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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