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Yachts on the Clyde1216 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 Basketball832 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 record821 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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Lady cricketers1329 viewsHelensburgh ladies cricket team in August 1968.
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Lady tennis players1350 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 1967-81368 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 XV1388 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 19551567 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 Club843 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 hockey1135 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 winner951 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 19662248 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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