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Loch Lomond Golf Club591 viewsA postcard picture of the par 5 sixth hole at the Loch Lomond Golf Club at Luss. The course occupies land previously held by Clan Colquhoun and includes the clan's seat of Rossdhu Mansion as its clubhouse. The par 71 7,100 yard course was designed by Tom Weiskopf, was opened in 1993, and has hosted the Scottish Open and the Solheim Cup. Image copyright Brian Morgan.
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Lomond hockey852 viewsA 1985-6 girls hockey team from Helensburgh's Lomond School. Standing: Helen Cox, Sarah Fraser, Claire Fullarton, Claire Newton, Miss Johnstone, Lee Bisset, Claire Bernard, Joanna Burgess, Kirsty Noble; sitting: Gillian Graham, Helen Hardie, Sarah Osborne, Caroline Cooper, Simone Sinclair. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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First winner731 viewsHelensburgh Lawn Tennis Club president Duncan Robson (right) and vice-president Donald Fullarton (left) present the Winifred McKenzie Salver to first winner Alec Forsyth. The salver was won by Mrs McKenzie at the club's golden jubilee celebrations, and at the centenary celebrations in 1984 she presented it to the club. The committee decided that it should be presented annually to someone who had given distinguished service to the club, on or off court.
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New Year Swim 19661406 viewsBy tradition, girls were the first to enter the water at Helensburgh pier. The first man in was Helensburgh Swimming Club president Angus Trail, his 38th Ne'erday plunge. This was the first year that certificates were presented to the participants. Designed by local artist Gregor Ian Smith, they bore the proud inscription 'Many are cauld but few are frozen'.
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New Year Swim 19141016 viewsHelensburgh swimmers in the water off the pier on January 1 1914. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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1914 New Year Swim1131 viewsFive swimmers dry off on the pier after the Helensburgh New Year Swim. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Arrochar champions1005 viewsThe Arrochar Primary School football team of 1955 who won the Lochside League, a competition for village primary school teams in Helensburgh District but outwith Helensburgh. The line-up is — back row from left: Joey Atkinson, Ian McLean, Freddie Mathieson, Timber Woods, Dougie McGilvary, Johnnie McEachern; front: Sandy McPherson, Willie McDonald, Donald McLeod, Bruce Sutherland, Donald McGlone. The adult is schools attendance officer Donnie Thomson, who was also associated with Rhu Amateurs for many years. Image supplied by Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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Racing yachts916 viewsYachts race off Helensburgh in this old picture from the Lindsay Laidlaw series. Image date unknown.
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Outdoor Pond1497 viewsHelensburgh's outdoor swimming pool with buses parked outside and West Clyde Street beyond. Date unknown.
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Backstroke race828 viewsThree contestants are seen battling it out in a Helensburgh Swimming Club backstroke race at the outdoor pool in this 1949 image. Built in 1928 as a gift from Provost Andrew Buchanan, beside the pier, the pool was replaced in 1976 by an indoor pool on an adjacent site, and a year later the outdoor pool was closed. It was demolished in 1996 and replaced by a childrens play area.
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Outdoor pool1431 viewsA busy day at Helensburgh's outdoor swimming pool beside the pier. This photo, from a family album, was supplied by Donald Watson. Image date unknown.
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Piers Swim1600 viewsSome of the Helensburgh Swimming Club members who took part in the annual Craigendoran pier to Helensburgh pier swim in August 1963. From left: Ken Mercer, Rod MacPhail, Elizabeth Soutar, Sandy MacRitchie, Colin McCallum. It was the first time Rod entered, and his time of 47 minutes on a calm night was the fastest he ever achieved. Ken Mercer, whose mother Edith taught hundreds of local children to swim, won it for the umpteenth time in 25-28 minutes.
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