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Helensburgh 1st XI1275 viewsThe Helensburgh Cricket Club 1st XI pictured by well known burgh photographer Bill Benzie beside the old pavilion at Ardencaple, which was later burnt down. Two stalwarts of the team for many years are in the front row, Willie Gilchrist (left) and his brother Ian (second from right). Back second from left is Harry Simpson. Image date unknown.
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Badminton champs 19511269 viewsFinalists in the annual Helensburgh and District Badminton Tournament at the now demolished Drill Hall in East Princes Street in 1951 are pictured. They are Edith Mercer, John Penny, Stuart McNeil, Nanny Troop, Hugh Orr, Ella McNeil, Jean Watt, Muriel Miller, J.Wilson, May Galloway, Gordon Priest, Ian Manderson, and Arthur Reece. Image supplied by John Penny (2nd from left).
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Tennis in 19131267 viewsPlayers on the grass courts at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street in 1913
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Jubilant Ne'erday swimmers1267 viewsLily Finnighan, Helen McDonagh and Jenny Burgess celebrate after taking part in the 1953 Ne'erday Swim at Helensburgh pier. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Dancing Swimmers1266 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club at the end of season dance, circa 1952. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Garelochhead Tennis Club1262 viewsMembers of Garelochhead Tennis Club are pictured at their annual dinner-dance in Helensburgh's Queen's Hotel in November 1960.
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Hermitage bowlers1261 viewsHermitage club bowlers are pictured at their annual prizegiving in October 1962 at Kingsclere (now Commodore) Hotel, with Bailie Mrs Jae Gardiner and Provost J.McLeod Williamson in the centre of the front row.
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Highland Games1260 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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1953 Ne'erday Swim1252 viewsThe Ne'erday swimmers on Helensburgh pier on January 1 1953. Back: Burns, McCrea, Wright, McDonagh, Boyle, Milne, Hailstones, Bilsland, McHardy, McHardy, Sanders, Marsland; middle: Bird, Finnighan, McDonagh, Burgess, McDonagh; front: Cravens, Wright. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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High Green winners1247 viewsPrizewinners at the Helensburgh High Green annual dinner in the Ardencaple Hotel, Rhu, in November 1964. Standing (from left): Arthur Wylie, William Niven, William Cowe, George Sharpe, secretary John Omnet, William Gilvear, James A.Gow; seated: Mrs Thomson, president Duncan McFarlane, ladies president Mrs J.McColm, Mrs D.Gall.
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Post Office team1243 viewsMOST of the players in this happy Helensburgh Post Office team are known . . . but when was the picture taken and why? In the back row are J.J.Fraser, F.M.Taylor, D.Cavana, J.Marshall, Charlie Friel, J.A.Munro, Alec Russell, and postmaster J.Sked. In the front row, only Inglis Robb (centre) and John Jardine (on his left) have been identified. Please contact the editor if you can supply more information.
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Yachts on the Clyde1229 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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