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Provost's chain663 viewsA large engraved link which hangs at the foot of the Helensburgh Provost's chain of office. Possibly presented in 1812, the chain marks to the right the first Provost, steamship pioneer Henry Bell, who served from 1802, the year the town became a Burgh of Barony, to 1809, and to the left Norman M.Glen, the last Provost, who served from 1970-75. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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Provost's chain648 viewsThe medallion which hangs at the foot of the Helensburgh Provost's chain of office. It states Burgh of Helensburgh 1802, the year the town became a Burgh of Barony. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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Helensburgh Pipe Band 1938914 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Pipe Band at Rossdhu House, Luss, with Sir Ian Colquhoun (left) after receiving new uniforms to play at the Empire Exhibition. Standing: Pipe Major Thomas Neil, J.Strang, Watson, W.Camlin, A.MacKillop, J.Copeland, A.Hamilton, A.MacKean, T.McGregor, Pipe Sergeant T.Campbell, band secretary B.Watson; front: Stewart, Garrity, T.Fagan, Robinson, J.Cameron, J.Martin.
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Hiawatha cast769 viewsThe cast of the local production of 'Hiawatha's Wedding Feast and Death of Minnehaha' at Helensburgh's Victoria Hall on April 18 1906. The conductor was E.W.Stanton, the cellist G.H.Stanton, and the soloists Major (later Provost) John F.Duncan and Mrs Hyllested. William Battrum Lever (also a Provost) played the harmonium. Photo by Robert Thorburn, supplied by his grandson Sandy Thorburn.
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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society694 viewsMembers of the West Dunbartonshire branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society pictured at their Annual Ball in the Queen's Hotel Ballroom in Helensburgh on November 23 1951. The image was kindly supplied by Alex Hunter, from Pickering, Ontario, Canada, and shows in the front row (from left) his mother Mrs Fay Hunter, Robert Gray, Cathie Ramsay, the head teacher, then his father William Hunter who was president of the branch. Further back in the white dress is the late Mrs Norah Dunn, a founder of the branch.
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Victoria Infirmary Staff Dance1336 viewsA group at a Helensburgh Victoria Infirmary staff dance attended by some 70 people in the Ardencaple Hotel, Rhu, in February 1966. From left are Nurse Mrs Glover, Mr Shearer, Matron Miss Cairns, and Nurse Mrs Shearer, and Bill Glover, chief ambulance controller at the Vale of Leven Hospital.
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Inner Wheel coffee morning989 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Inner Wheel are pictured serving at a coffee morning in St Columba Church Hall in April 1994. From left are Barbara Moyes, Betty Hamilton, Mae Dunachie, Effie Baird, Jacky Sherwood, Anne Nicol, Heather Mowat and Angela Stewart.
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Cutting the cake779 viewsHelensburgh Cubs and Leaders at the cutting of the Jubilee cake in the Victoria Hall in 1982. Among those in the picture are Alan Crawford (left), David Reid (2nd from left), Mrs Mary Copeland (centre), John Gorrie (extreme right), his son Peter Gorrie is in front of him. Image supplied by Geoff Riddington.
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Kirking of the Council928 viewsThe first ever Kirking of Helensburgh District Council at Rhu Parish Church in 1967. From left: Murdo McGregor, Margaret MacDonald, Marie Dick, Cathy Allan, chairman Billy Petrie, J.Campbell Weir, Lord Lieutenant Robert Arbuthnott, Ian Campbell MP, Frank Kane, Ken McFarlane J.McLeod Williamson, Jimmy Miller, Robert McIntyre (who supplied the image), Captain Mike Henry from Faslane, Chief Inspector Leslie Mills, Tommy Lindsay, Alex Erskine, clerk Bob Macquarrie, and Hector MacDonald.
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Ladies Circle1094 viewsMembers of Helensburgh and District Ladies Circle and guests at a function, date unknown. The three men on the right are John Muir, Gerry Fitzgerald and Ronnie Jeffrey, while the ladies include Mrs Rosina Williamson (second left) and Mrs Tillie Jeffrey (right).
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Land of Smiles-2898 viewsThe chorus members of the Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society 1969 show 'Land of Smiles' are pictured.
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Land of Smiles-1894 viewsPrincipals in the cast of the Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society 1969 show 'Land of Smiles' are pictured.
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