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Champions all60 viewsHelensburgh and district badminton champions c.1970. Back row from left: Donald Grant, Robert Burns, Isobel Campbell, Ronnie Trail, Robert Watt; front: Freda Araqm, Morag Carlaw, Jean Masters, May MacKinnon. Image supplied by Anne Thorn.
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Badminton champions1407 viewsHelensburgh and District badminton championships winners, circa 1960. Back row: ?, ?, Ronnie Trail, Ken Mercer, Morag Carslaw, ?, Marion Watson, ?, Robert Burns, Johnny Sharp, Alan Miller, Tommy Stewart; front row: Frank Smith, Sheila Campbell, Isobel Campbell, Robert Watt, Kathy Stewart, ?. More names would be welcome.
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Badminton champions1228 viewsHelensburgh and District Badminton Championships winners Frank Smith and Sheila Campbell receive their trophies from Mrs Rosina Williamson, wife of Provost J.McLeod Williamson, circa 1970.
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Badminton champs 19511233 viewsFinalists in the annual Helensburgh and District Badminton Tournament at the now demolished Drill Hall in East Princes Street in 1951 are pictured. They are Edith Mercer, John Penny, Stuart McNeil, Nanny Troop, Hugh Orr, Ella McNeil, Jean Watt, Muriel Miller, J.Wilson, May Galloway, Gordon Priest, Ian Manderson, and Arthur Reece. Image supplied by John Penny (2nd from left).
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Olympic Medalist Bobby MacGregor1532 viewsHelensburgh-born Scottish and British champion and world record holder Bobby MacGregor gave a demonstration swim at the Helensburgh Swimming Club Gala in the outdoor pool in August 1964. Son of a former burgh pondmaster, he went on to take silver in the 100 metres freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics a few weeks later.
Now an architect, Bobby moved to Helensburgh some years ago.
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Christmas Dance1123 viewsA group of members of Cardross Golf Club are pictured at their 1968 Christmas Dance.
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Original clubhouse389 viewsThe original Cardross Golf Club clubhouse, which was destroyed in a World War Two bombing raid by the Luftwaffe over the night of May 5 1941. Photo by courtesy of Helensburgh Memories on Facebook.
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Cardross Golf Club88 viewsThe clubhouse at Cardross Golf Club, which replaced a more traditional building which was destroyed in the 'Cardross Blitz' on May 6 1941. The club was founded in 1895, and the current course layout benefitted from design changes recommended by James Braid, which were implemented in 1921. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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Course opening930 viewsThe assembled crowd at the opening of the present Cardross golf course on May 21 1904. It was designed by the celebrated golfer Willie Fernie who that day played Ben Sayers over the 18 holes. They carded 76 and 77 respectively. It succeeded a six hole course laid out in 1895 on part of the Kilmahew Estate. Image supplied by Archie McIntyre.
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Champion golfer1159 viewsCharlie Green of the Cardross club pictured at the club prizegiving in 1972. He went on to become Scottish amateur champion, Walker Cup player, selector and captain, and British senior champion — and to this day is still a very competitive amateur golfer.
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Clyde Street School team1031 viewsAn early team from Clyde Street School with a trophy, possibly the local primary schools football league or cup. The school opened in 1903. Anyone with more information is asked to contact the editor of the Trust website, using the Contact Us facility on the main website home page. Image date unknown.
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Clyde Street School team1109 viewsThis team from Clyde Street Primary School, managed by janitor Willie Cowe, played in the 1965 Don Cup final at East King Street, but the result is not known. In front are: Jim Urquhart, Billy McKechnie, Paul ?, Simon Fraser and Walter Dolan; standing are Steven Thorpe, William Bell, ?, Donald Paterson, George Murray and Edward McKell. Please email the editor if you can fill in the missing names.
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