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Fastest woman on water801 viewsThe Countess of Arran, daughter of Clan Chief Sir Iain Colquhoun, 7th Baronet of Luss, First World War hero and Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, and his wife Dinah Tennant, pictured on August 11 1980 after becoming the first woman ever to travel at more than 100mph on water. She set the record on Lake Windermere in her boat Trimite Skean Dhu after two runs over the lake at an average speed of 102.45mph.
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Cove anglers1299 viewsCove and Kilcreggan Angling Club prizewinners at the annual dinner and prizegiving in Kilcreggan Hotel in March 1968. They are Burgh Treasurer William Cowan, his wife Joyce, Tom Taggart, secretary Harry Robertson, Rosemary Davidson and Alastair MacLean.
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Award for ex-Provost1055 viewsA former Cove and Kilcreggan Provost, Billy Cowan, receives a trophy from Eric Hope at the annual Cove Sailing Club prizegiving dance in March 1966.
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Pier to pier swim1413 viewsEntrants in the annual Craigendoran pier to Helensburgh pier race run by Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club are pictured on Craigendoran pier before the start. The winners were Jacqueline Craig (2nd from right) and Ken Mercer (right). Image circa 1965.
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Sherry at Craighelen1353 viewsCraighelen Tennis Club members enjoy a sherry party in February 1968. Among those in the picture are the late Ian Drummond and the late Jimmy Miller, together with Mrs Mary Pat Smith and Mrs Muriel Borland.
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No Chaps!1312 viewsFive lady swimmers play dominoes in Helensburgh Outdoor Pool in the 1930s.
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Tennis in 19131244 viewsPlayers on the grass courts at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street in 1913
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Unknown Football Team1620 viewsThe venue might be Ardenconnel Park, Rhu, but neither the team nor the date are known.
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Bowling presidents1197 viewsPresident of the Helensburgh and district member clubs at the Gareloch Bowling Association dinner in February 1965. In the middle of the front row is Alex Douglas, the last headmaster of Clyde Street School, and on the right is Willie Cowe, the janitor at the school.
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Garelochhead Tennis Club1234 viewsMembers of Garelochhead Tennis Club are pictured at their annual dinner-dance in Helensburgh's Queen's Hotel in November 1960.
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Second clubhouse987 viewsHelensburgh Golf Club's 'Tin Hut' clubhouse in its second position. The original clubhouse was built in 1894 just to the west of the Old Luss Road, but it was upgraded and moved in 1900 close to the West Highland Railway Line at East Abercromby Street. In 1909 it was acquired by Vale of Leven Golf Club and in that year the present clubhouse was opened.
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Course with a view1062 viewsThis old picture shows the outstanding view over the Clyde and the Gareloch from the final holes of Helensburgh Golf Club. Image date unknown.
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