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Helensburgh 1st XI 19531085 viewsThe Helensburgh Cricket Club 1st XI of 1953 line up for the camera in front of the old pavilion at Ardencaple, which was burnt down some years later. Standing (from left): umpire J.McFarlane, J.Keir, J.P.Kinloch, Ian Gilchrist, Willie Gilchrist, R.A.Whitton, J.A.N.Withrington. Seated: G.Johnstone, J.Blain, captain J.M.Ramsay, Bill Nicholson, J.H.F.Morton. In front is scorer Robert Lindsay. The photo was taken by well known local photographer Bill Benzie.
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Course with a view1081 viewsThis old picture shows the outstanding view over the Clyde and the Gareloch from the final holes of Helensburgh Golf Club. Image date unknown.
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Award for ex-Provost1074 viewsA former Cove and Kilcreggan Provost, Billy Cowan, receives a trophy from Eric Hope at the annual Cove Sailing Club prizegiving dance in March 1966.
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Helensburgh 1st XI 19311069 viewsStanding: R.W.D.Morrison, D.R.M.McCulloch, W.L.McCulloch, K.W.Warden, J.A.Macfarlane, J.Bradshaw (umpire); seated: Harry Bolton (Professional), G.D.Morrison (Vice-Captain), J.Y.D.Bruce (Captain), G.Mailer, A.D.Frew; in front: I.MacMillan (scorer), A.S.Maclachlan.
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Backstroke race1066 viewsThree contestants are seen battling it out in a Helensburgh Swimming Club backstroke race at the outdoor pool in this 1949 image. Built in 1928 as a gift from Provost Andrew Buchanan, beside the pier, the pool was replaced in 1976 by an indoor pool on an adjacent site, and a year later the outdoor pool was closed. It was demolished in 1996 and replaced by a childrens play area.
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Clyde Street School team1062 viewsAn early team from Clyde Street School with a trophy, possibly the local primary schools football league or cup. The school opened in 1903. Anyone with more information is asked to contact the editor of the Trust website, using the Contact Us facility on the main website home page. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Golf Club1061 viewsThe golf club was formed in 1893, and this image of the clubhouse is circa 1910. At that time the subscription for ordinary members was £1 11s 6d, and for lady and junior members 16 shillings. The 18-hole course was described as “of singular excellence” and this clubhouse as “one of the best equipped in Scotland. Tom Turnbull was the professional from 1895 for 50 years.
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Skating and sailing pond1046 viewsA well known old image of model yacht enthusiasts sailing their yachts on Helensburgh skating and sailing pond at the top of Sinclair Street. Image date unknown.
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Shandon golf course1040 viewsA nine hole golf course existed for many years at Shandon, on the hill above the Gareloch, and Ryder Cup golfer Tom Haliburton learned to play and love the sport on this course as a child. Image, published by the Proprietor, Shandon Hotel, date unknown.
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Helensburgh team 19101040 viewsA Helensburgh football team and officials from 1910. In the middle row fourth from right is Abraham Reece. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Ardencaple cricket1012 viewsA Helensburgh Cricket Club match is in progress on the current pitch, while beyond is the Helensburgh Football Club pitch and pavilion. In the distance is the Larchfield School pavilion. Image circa 1930.
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Second clubhouse1005 viewsHelensburgh Golf Club's 'Tin Hut' clubhouse in its second position. The original clubhouse was built in 1894 just to the west of the Old Luss Road, but it was upgraded and moved in 1900 close to the West Highland Railway Line at East Abercromby Street. In 1909 it was acquired by Vale of Leven Golf Club and in that year the present clubhouse was opened.
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