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Lady tennis players1299 viewsA group of local players at the Craighelen club, including member and Scottish internationalist Heather MacFarlane. On the left is Mary Steuart-Corry of the Helensburgh club. Date unknown.
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Larchfield 1st XV 1967-81343 viewsThis Larchfield School 1st XV played 15 matches, winning and losing seven and drawing one. Front: David Ferguson, Nigel Barge, Jeremy Russell, Keith Jamieson; middle: Hugh Walker, Michael Hunter, Stewart Piggott (capt), Kenneth Read, Barry Hunter; back: Alan McKenzie, Hamish Berrie, Tom Stewart, David Taylor, Donald Ferguson, Andrew MacFarlane, Stephen Burnhill. Larchfield is now part of Lomond School.
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Larchfield 1st XV1358 viewsThe Larchfield School 1st XV. Image date unknown, and further details would be welcomed. Email the editor by using the Contact Us facility on the Trust website home page.
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Larchfield 1st XV 19551541 viewsThe rugby 1st XV at Helensburgh's Larchfield School (now part of Lomond School) in 1955. Front: Muir, Mellis, Buchan. Middle: Kennedy, Ramage, Wingate, Hesketh, Nicol. Back: Birnie, Henderson, Lawrence, Bamford, Fullarton, Duncan, Bamford.
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Loch Lomond Golf Club819 viewsA postcard picture of the par 5 sixth hole at the Loch Lomond Golf Club at Luss. The course occupies land previously held by Clan Colquhoun and includes the clan's seat of Rossdhu Mansion as its clubhouse. The par 71 7,100 yard course was designed by Tom Weiskopf, was opened in 1993, and has hosted the Scottish Open and the Solheim Cup. Image copyright Brian Morgan.
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Lomond hockey1088 viewsA 1985-6 girls hockey team from Helensburgh's Lomond School. Standing: Helen Cox, Sarah Fraser, Claire Fullarton, Claire Newton, Miss Johnstone, Lee Bisset, Claire Bernard, Joanna Burgess, Kirsty Noble; sitting: Gillian Graham, Helen Hardie, Sarah Osborne, Caroline Cooper, Simone Sinclair. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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First winner926 viewsHelensburgh Lawn Tennis Club president Duncan Robson (right) and vice-president Donald Fullarton (left) present the Winifred McKenzie Salver to first winner Alec Forsyth. The salver was won by Mrs McKenzie at the club's golden jubilee celebrations, and at the centenary celebrations in 1984 she presented it to the club. The committee decided that it should be presented annually to someone who had given distinguished service to the club, on or off court.
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New Year Swim 19662072 viewsBy tradition, girls were the first to enter the water at Helensburgh pier. The first man in was Helensburgh Swimming Club president Angus Trail, his 38th Ne'erday plunge. This was the first year that certificates were presented to the participants. Designed by local artist Gregor Ian Smith, they bore the proud inscription 'Many are cauld but few are frozen'.
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New Year Swim 19141274 viewsHelensburgh swimmers in the water off the pier on January 1 1914. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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1914 New Year Swim1441 viewsFive swimmers dry off on the pier after the Helensburgh New Year Swim. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Arrochar champions1247 viewsThe Arrochar Primary School football team of 1955 who won the Lochside League, a competition for village primary school teams in Helensburgh District but outwith Helensburgh. The line-up is — back row from left: Joey Atkinson, Ian McLean, Freddie Mathieson, Timber Woods, Dougie McGilvary, Johnnie McEachern; front: Sandy McPherson, Willie McDonald, Donald McLeod, Bruce Sutherland, Donald McGlone. The adult is schools attendance officer Donnie Thomson, who was also associated with Rhu Amateurs for many years. Image supplied by Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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Racing yachts1151 viewsYachts race off Helensburgh in this old picture from the Lindsay Laidlaw series. Image date unknown.
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