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Zimba1015 viewsThe motor yacht Zimba, built by James A.Silver Ltd. of Rosneath, pictured off Gully Bridge Pier in June 1960 by Stewart Noble on board Tommy Wright's Gareloch yacht Catriona.
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Yachts on the Clyde913 viewsYachts sailing at Hunters Quay, Dunoon, sometime in the early 1900s. They are representative of the type of sailing yachts which would be seen in the Gareloch and the Clyde off Helensburgh.
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World record379 viewsA multi-view postcard issued to mark Kaye Don setting a world water speed record on Loch Lomond on July 18 1932 in Miss England 111, when he was timed at 119.81 mph. On the back of the card it states: "Miss England 111 owned by Lord Wakefield, and driven by Kaye Don, cost £40,000 to build. Her engines developed 5,000 Horse Power, designed to give her a speed of 200mph." Image supplied by Alistair McIntyre.
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West End United 19651213 viewsHelensburgh's West End United football team which took part in the Gareloch League, which also included teams from the Faslane base, Arrochar, Garelochhead, Rosneath and Kilcreggan. The club was run by secretary Jimmy Shields for ten years, and after his death the team folded. In January 1965 picture by well known burgh photographer Bill Benzie are (back) Mr Shields, W.Ross, J.Moffat, A.Dennett (capt), T.Griffiths, J.Smith, J.Cameron, (front) K.Johansson, j.Healey, J.Mackay, J.Scullion, B.Johnston.
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West End United 19621532 viewsHelensburgh's West End United football team which took part in the Gareloch League, which also included teams from the Faslane base, Arrochar, Garelochhead, Rosneath and Kilcreggan. The club was run by secretary Jimmy Shields for ten years, and after his death the team folded. They are at Hermitage playing fields, June 11 1962. Sitting: I.McFadyen, D.Smith, M.Gray, A.Moffat, M.Trueman; standing: Mr Shields, P.Robertson, R.Don, C.Lawrie, A.McGregor, T.Donaldson, I.McClafferty (captain).
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West End United830 viewsA 1962-3 West End United boys football team supplied by local man Alistair Quinlan who, aged about 13, was in the team which played a one-off charity match at Ardencaple organised by a father to raise funds for his ill son. Opponents Kirkmichael United won by a handsome score. Back: Gordon Smith, Richard Johnson, Ian Gilchrist, Hugh Jordan, Alastair Quinlan, Delford Lenk; front: Frank Lenk, Peter Jordan, the boy for whom it was arranged, Bill McEwan, ?.
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Watching putting858 viewsAn eager crowd look on at what was presumably a putting competition on Helensburgh's west promenade putting green. Any more information would be welcomed. Image, circa 1930, supplied by Alistair Quinlan, who thinks it may have been taken by George Truman as his wife Agnes (known as Cissie), nee Orr, is third from the right. Agnes was Alistair's great aunt.
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Unknown Football Team1262 viewsThe venue might be Ardenconnel Park, Rhu, but neither the team nor the date are known.
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Unknown 1966 Football Team1507 viewsFrom Helensburgh area. More information welcome.
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Top Junior Swimmers1571 viewsFive trophy winners at the Helensburgh Swimming Club prizegiving in the Red Cross Hall, East Princes Street, in October 1968. From left: Jacqueline Craig, Cynthia Mackie, Charlie Cook, Irene McGhie, and in front is Margaret Shields younger sister who collected her award for her.
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Tin Hut Club-21025 viewsMembers of the Tin Hut Club, a club which formed within Helensburgh Golf Club in 1932 for golfers who had been members when the clubhouse was made of wood and corrugated iron, pictured in 1935. From left, back: W.K.Maclachlan, A.McDougall (vet), R.C.Lindsay (auctioneer), R.Stanton (lawyer), W.Easton (grocer); front: A.McCulloch (decorator), A.Douglas (coal businessman), R.Ness (lawyer), G.R.Murray, A.Stewart, W.Ferguson, club professional Tom Turnbull. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Tin Hut Club-1977 viewsMembers of the Tin Hut Club, a club which formed within Helensburgh Golf Club in 1932 for golfers who had been members when the clubhouse was made of wood and corrugated iron. Date unknown. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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