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Highland Games1237 viewsElizabeth Breheny is pictured with her mother and aunts at the Helensburgh Highland Games at Camis Eskan in the early 1950s. This is thought to have been the last burgh Games, but it is planned to resurrect the event in the summer of 2008 at Ardencaple.
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High Green centenary1103 viewsThe president and directors of Helensburgh Bowling Club and guests celebrate the High Green club's centenary in May 1961. Fourth from the right in the middle row is the honorary president, J.Arnold Fleming. Others in the picture include Willie Cowe, Alex Douglas, Richard Don, and the Rev Dr George Logan of Park Church.
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1970s tennis winners928 viewsTrophy winners at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club are seen in this image, circa 1975. From left: Donald Fullarton, Alex Hamilton, Alistair Hope, Marie Dixon, Gill Thomson, Jean Dron, Sue Forster, Lesley Cocks, Duncan Robson, Muriel Borland.
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Prizewinners679 viewsClub championship prizewinners at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club c.1970. From left: Jane Abel, Donald Fullarton, ?, David Arthur, Alastair Hope, Alex Hewitt and Marie Dixon.
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Scotland's top club1315 viewsHelensburgh Lawn Tennis Club received both the West of Scotland and the Scottish LTA Tennis Club of the Year awards in 2003-4 at a dinner in Edinburgh. President Elspeth MacLean and head coach Steve Losh are pictured with the SLTA president.
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100 years of tennis1551 viewsHelensburgh Lawn Tennis Club celebrated its centenary with a week of special events in June 1984. President Duncan Robson is seen with other centenary committee members. Front: Claire Harper, Duncan Robson, Gay Black, Bud MacBeth, Muriel Borland. Second row: Will Steuart-Corry, Nick White, Donald Fullarton, Jill Fulton, Harry Gould.
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New Clubhouse1299 viewsMrs Winifred Wedgwood receives a bouquet after officially opening Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club's new clubhouse on May 2 1969. Also in the picture are Will Steuart-Corry, Mrs Hope Wedgwood, and Amery Wedgwood.
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Junior tennis players1335 viewsEntrants for the first major junior tournament held by Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club at its Suffolk Street courts in 1948.
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Helensburgh Captain's XV1172 viewsThe Helensburgh Rugby Club Captain's XV before they played a President's XV in a New Year's Day game in the mid to late 1970's. Back row: Pete Foster, Peter McIntyre, Tony Rudd, Mike McIntyre, Julian Rey, Dusty Millar, 'Giff' Bradley, Pete Ramsey, David Jones, Alistair Baird; front: Sandy Louden (captain), Alan Twigg, David Higgins, Dave Muir, 'Pussy' Pender, Gordon Johnston, Jamie Lightbody. Image supplied by David Jones.
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Yachts on the Clyde1204 viewsYachts sailing at Hunters Quay, Dunoon, sometime in the early 1900s. They are representative of the type of sailing yachts which would be seen in the Gareloch and the Clyde off Helensburgh.
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Burgh Basketball813 viewsHelensburgh Basketball Club's 1963-64 juniors are pictured. From left: Gordon Stewart, Gordon Hamil, Derek West, Kenny Wilson, Hector McClelland. Image kindly supplied by Gordon Fraser, who now lives in Sweden.
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World record804 viewsA multi-view postcard issued to mark Kaye Don setting a world water speed record on Loch Lomond on July 18 1932 in Miss England 111, when he was timed at 119.81 mph. On the back of the card it states: "Miss England 111 owned by Lord Wakefield, and driven by Kaye Don, cost £40,000 to build. Her engines developed 5,000 Horse Power, designed to give her a speed of 200mph." Image supplied by Alistair McIntyre.
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