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Racing yachts1170 viewsYachts race off Helensburgh in this old picture from the Lindsay Laidlaw series. Image date unknown.
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Outdoor Pond2095 viewsHelensburgh's outdoor swimming pool with buses parked outside and West Clyde Street beyond. Date unknown.
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Backstroke race1040 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 pool1801 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 Swim2013 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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Taking the plunge1749 viewsFour young swimmers jump into the Helensburgh outdoor pool in the 1930s.
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Post Office team1217 viewsMOST of the players in this happy Helensburgh Post Office team are known . . . but when was the picture taken and why? In the back row are J.J.Fraser, F.M.Taylor, D.Cavana, J.Marshall, Charlie Friel, J.A.Munro, Alec Russell, and postmaster J.Sked. In the front row, only Inglis Robb (centre) and John Jardine (on his left) have been identified. Please contact the editor if you can supply more information.
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Seafront Putting Green1645 viewsThe card is postmarked 1957.
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Seafront putting green1160 viewsSerious competition on the putting green on Helensburgh's west esplanade in this 1952 image.
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Official Opening1426 viewsThe Helensburgh seafront putting green is officially inaugurated and opened by Provost Duncan in 1925. At the time, the cost of a round was three pence.
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Watching putting1081 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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1945-47 Rhu Amateurs777 viewsA Rhu Amateurs side from the 1940s. Back row (from left): John Parlane, David Dodds, Jim Spy, John Miller, Archie McNab, and John Parlane's twin, Willie; front: Sam Best, Hugh Dawson, Jimmy McIntyre, Peter Small, Charles Russell.
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