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Busy Gala9 viewsHelensburg swimming pool is packed with spectators for a Helensburgh Swimming Club gala c.1936 — and the East Bay beyond is equally busy with sunseekers.Mar 27, 2020
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Cardross Golf Club59 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.Mar 02, 2020
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Hermitage Bowling Club54 viewsThe long-closed bowling green in Hermitage Park, also known as the Low Green, where Hermitage Bowling Club was based, with the now demolished Park Superintendent's house at the back.Oct 25, 2019
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Original clubhouse366 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.Apr 16, 2019
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Rhu tennis517 viewsThis group of tennis players at Rhu was photographed by well known Helensburgh photographer Bill Benzie. Image date unknown. Any further information would be most welcome.Jul 29, 2018
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Prizewinners657 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.May 21, 2017
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1945-47 Rhu Amateurs761 viewsA Rhu Amateurs side from the 1940s. Back row (from left): John Parlane, David Dodds, Jim Spy, John Miller, Archie McNab, and John Parlane's twin, Willie; front: Sam Best, Hugh Dawson, Jimmy McIntyre, Peter Small, Charles Russell. Dec 19, 2016
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Fastest woman on water777 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.Dec 12, 2016
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Half-Marathon736 viewsStarters in the Helensburgh People's Half Marathon, sponsored by Douglas Buchanan, set off along West Clyde Street. But which year was it? Image supplied by Gordon Fraser.Dec 09, 2016
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World record781 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.Oct 16, 2016
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Hermitage Sports781 viewsMarlyn Whyte, Ishbel McSporran, Elizabeth Soutar and Joyce Robertson in a hurdles race at the Hermitage School Sports at Ardencaple. Image, circa 1962, supplied by Marlyn Ritchie (nee Whyte).Sep 06, 2016
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Hermitage cricket XI c.1953871 viewsTop row (from left): Willie Thornton, Gordon Fraser, John Trail, David Gall, Alistair Johnstone, Douglas McSkimming, Ian Paul; front: Jim Williamson (scorer), Jimmy MacDonald, Alan Dinwoodie, Bobby Lindsay, Neil Burgess, Dykes Carswell, coach John Blain. Image from Gordon Fraser and David Gall.Jun 20, 2016
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