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Torphichen plaque613 viewsThis explanation accompanies the plaque prepared by Henry Bell's great grand nephew William Bell, and presented to St John's Church in Torphichen by leading Clyde shipbuilder Sir Ross Belch.
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1962 Comet replica612 viewsThe 1962 Comet replica in its permanent home at Port Glasgow.
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Library exhibition608 viewsThe scene at the opening of the Henry Bell and the Comet Exhibition, compiled by Doris Gentles, in Helensburgh Library on Friday August 3. Photo by Pat McCann.
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Crowded pier605 viewsHelensburgh pier is crowded as the bicentenary nautical flotilla approaches on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Sailpast605 viewsYachts and other vessels took part in a sailpast of Helensburgh pier as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Comet Gate602 viewsThis model of the Comet gate, a Helensburgh Heritage Trust project, was constructed by Babcocks apprentices at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane and was on display at the pier for the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4. It is hoped to find a suitable site for the metal gate proper to be erected. Photo by John Urquhart.
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Forbidding sky602 viewsA forbidding sky beyond HMS Pursuer during the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Neil MacLeod.
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Bunting at obelisk601 viewsBunting on the Henry Bell obelisk on Helensburgh's West Clyde Street to mark the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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New panel601 views'Henry Bell' unveiled a new panel featuring information about the town, including references to himself and his ground breaking invention, on Helensburgh seafront as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. The panel replaces an earlier version which was one of ten put in place to encourage motorists to explore ‘The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail’, a scenic coastal route from Dumbarton via Cardoss, Helensburgh, Rhu, Garelochhead and the Rosneath Peninsula to Arrochar. Photo by John Urquhart.
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Two steam boats600 viewsThe little steam boats Silkie and Talisker on their voyage from Rhu Marina to Helensburgh pier as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Torphichen plaque599 viewsThis plaque, the work of Henry Bell's great grand nephew William Bell, was presented to St John's Church in Torphichen by leading Clyde shipbuilder Sir Ross Belch.
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Greenock exhibition597 viewsThe small permanent exhibition on Henry Bell and the Comet in the McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Greenock. The model is one of two very early ones made of the Comet (perhaps builders models?) and its twin is in the Science Museum in Kensington, London. The museum has other artefacts which were salvaged from the wreck of the second Comet, but these are not currently on display. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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