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Helensburgh's Last Provost1613 viewsThe late Norman Glen CBE, the burgh's last Provost, plants a tree in Hermitage Park in November 2001, assisted by his daughters, Mrs Mary Pat Smith and Mrs Nancy Jackson. It replaced one he originally planted to mark the end of his term of office as Provost in 1975. The occasion helped to mark the launch of Helensburgh Tree Conservation Trust, formed by people anxious to preserve the burgh's treescape.
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1920s bride1116 viewsA posed photograph by Brown & Son of Helensburgh of a local bride in the 1920s. Any information would be welcomed.
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Old burgh wedding1135 viewsA 1920s Helensburgh wedding photography by W.D.Brown & Co. of West Bay Studio, Helensburgh. Any information about the people in the picture would be welcomed.
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Miss Farmgirl UK1311 viewsHelensburgh girl Patricia Evans, who worked in the Town Clerk's office, was chosen as Miss Farmgirl UK at the final held in London's Washington Hotel in December 1966. She also won the Miss Dunbartonshire title and was a finalist in the Miss Scotland competition.
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Pioneer of flight Percy Pilcher1067 viewsFlight pioneer Percy, who lived in Glasgow, made his early glider flights at Auchensail or Wallacetown Farms in Cardross in the early 1890s.
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Fond farewell35 viewsFriends of all ages say farewell to a Helensburgh man leaving from Helensburgh Pier. Possibly 1930s, but no further details are known, so any information would be welcomed. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
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Rowing boats ashore167 viewsLocal worthies and their rowing boats to the west of Helensburgh pier. Image date unknown.
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Provost Andrew Buchanan200 viewsAn image from the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times of Andrew Buchanan, who served as Provost of Helensburgh from 1930-36. He donated the outdoor swimming pool to the burgh, and paid for the refurbishment of the interior of the Victoria Halls, amongst many acts of generosity.
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Robert M.Clyde1098 viewsRobert McIntosh Clyde, founder of the R.M.Clyde grocery business which had several shops in Helensburgh town centre and brother of leading Scottish actor-manager John Clyde, is pictured with his family, probably at the family home, Bramwell Cottage, West King Street. From left: Jean, David, Robert (Bob) seated on the ground, Robert, Annie standing at back, Isobel, James (Jimmy) and Isabella. Image supplied by his great grandson, Alistair Paton.
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884 viewsThe family of keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn in 1932. Standing from left: John McKenzie, Robert Douglas, Jessie (nee Troupe), James, Alexander Graham; front: Christina (nee Graham), Robert and Mabel. John emigrated to South Africa and his family are still there; Robert Douglas was in the oil industry, died in Burma, his only daughter Fiona is in Kirriemuir; James also a keen photographer was a bank manager in Fort William for many years; my father Alexander was an engineer, spent the war in the torpedo factory on Loch Long then worked for Rolls Royce before going to Workington as a machine shop manager; Mabel, the sister, died shortly after her parents in 1946. Image supplied by Sandy Thorburn.
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Photographer Robert Thorburn1327 viewsRobert Thorburn was a grocer shop manager and a very keen photographer. He moved to Helensburgh before 1900, and was resident at 24 East Princes Street on March 2 1900 when he married Christina Graham, of 29 James Street. His age at the time of his marriage was given as 27, and he lived in Helensburgh until his death in 1945.
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Ruth Brown's successful appeal1077 viewsHelensburgh woman Mrs Ruth Brown, wife of ex-Scotland manager Bobby Brown, took ill in 1978 with a form of blood cancer, and when she received treatment at Glasgow's Western Infirmary she discovered that there was an urgent need for a blood cell processor unit to assist diagnosis of rare blood diseases. So she set up the Ruth Brown Blood Cell Processor Fund in April 1982, and in a year she and Bobby raised over £16,000 to buy the unit and accessories. Sadly she died soon after presenting the unit.
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