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Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society924 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society before a performance in the Victoria Hall in the late 1950s-early 1960s. Front (from left): celloist Rosemary Gillies, Mrs Erskine, conductor Arthur Brocklebank, violinist Mary Gray, violinist Mrs R.Paterson, pianist Doris Bryden; standing: unknown professional drummer, trumpeter Frank O'Donnell, unknown, unknown, bass Robert McLaren, clarinet/sax Johnny Campbell, Peter Reece, unknown, Mr Erskine. Image supplied by Lorraine Cavana.
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Rhu parents evening723 viewsChildren prepare to dance at a parents evening in Rhu Village Hall for nursery gardener Alec Parlane's Country Dance Classes, circa 1955. Image supplied by Alistair Quinlan.
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Royal Guide Colours761 viewsHRH Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, who lived the later years of her life in Rosneath Castle, presents new colours to the 1st Rosneath Peninsula Girl Guides in 1928. On another occasion she presented the Union Flag to the 1st Cove and Kilcreggan Guides, and it is the oldest in the County of Dunbartonshire and still used in parades. She is also believed to have presented Campbell neckties to the Guides. Image by courtesy of Rosneath Castle Caravan Park.
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Helensburgh Red Cross845 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Red Cross at a lecture in the Red Cross Hall in East Princes Street in February 1969. The man on the left is the late Ian Macneil who was involved with both the Red Cross and St Andrew's Ambulance Association in the local area for many years. The boy is Billy Irvine, at that time a Hermitage Primary School pupil aged about 10.
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Wartime Red Cross demonstation536 viewsMembers of the Helensburgh (North British Railway) Section of the Red Cross give a demonstration on a platform at Helensburgh Central Station during the First World War. Image circa 1916.
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Rhu Boys Brigade560 viewsMembers of the Rhu company of the Boys Brigade are pictured at camp. The company existed from 1915 to 1925 when it folded because leaders could not be found. It was inspected at least twice by Lord Inverclyde, the then Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire. Image supplied by Alistair Quinlan, whose great uncle, Arthur Burnett Winton, is second from the left. Arthur's father ran Rhu Post Office, and he was a telegram boy. He spent most of his working life at Helensburgh Post Office and Helensburgh Telephone Exchange, and in his 20s played football for Rhu Amateurs.
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Rhu Pipe Band798 viewsMembers of Rhu (Row) Pipe Band, circa 1905. It is believed that the band folded in 1910 at about the time Helensburgh Pipe Band was formed, and more information would be welcomed. Please email the editor, using the Contact Us facility on the Trust website home page. Image supplied by Campbell Neill, whose uncles Claude and John are in the picture.
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Rotary Boxing Night775 viewsStar guests including Olympic gold medalist boxer Dick McTaggart (extreme left), football managers Jock Stein and behind him Bobby Brown, and world boxing champion Jim Watt (next to Jock Stein) with president Charlie McCrea, fellow rotarians, sponsors and guests at an International Boxing Dinner organised by Helensburgh Rotary Club at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew, on February 19 1983. The event raised £25,000 for the Ruth Brown Cell Processor Fund launched by Bobby's wife, a cancer sufferer, and the Erskine Hospital for disabled ex-servicemen and women. It featured an amateur international between Scotland and Ireland.
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Past presidents dine588 viewsA dinner for past presidents of Helensburgh Rotary Club held in the Rosslea Hall Hotel, Rhu, in 1998. The guest speaker was the Rev James Simpson who was famous for a book of Christmas jokes and had been minister of Dornoch Cathedral. Front: Mel McDonald, Cyril Thompson, Fraser Nicol, Jim McBlane, Gordon Burgess, Donald Fullarton, Hamish Andrew, Bill Morrison, Jim Strange; back: Stan Latimer, Angus Wylie, Rev David Clark, Ron Dunachie, Ian Mowat, 1998 president Graham Smith, Malcolm Jones, Rev James Simpson, George Boyd, David Arthur, Gordon Hattle, Rex Cook.
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Rotary 30th Birthday917 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Rotary Club and guests attend a 30th anniversary dinner in the Rosslea Hall Hotel, Rhu, on October 21 1994. Seated are Jack Quinlan, Angus Wylie and Willie Mickel. Among those standing are David Arthur, Walter Bryden, Gordon Hattle, Denis Taylor, Mel McDonald, Craig Jeffrey, Gordon Burgess and Rex Cook.
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Rotary and Probus726 viewsOfficebearers of Helensburgh Rotary Club and Helensburgh Probus Club with Provost Norman Glen in the rotary year 1972-73. Pictured from left are: unknown, unknown, Provost Glen, rotary president Jim Moncrieff, rotarian Jack Quinlan, rotary past president Walter Bryden, unknown. Image supplied by Alistair Quinlan.
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Helensburgh's Specials677 viewsMembers of Helensburgh's Special Constabulary during the Second World War. Image supplied by Cecilia Dunlop.
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