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Clyde Street School team1161 viewsThis team from Clyde Street Primary School, managed by janitor Willie Cowe, played in the 1965 Don Cup final at East King Street, but the result is not known. In front are: Jim Urquhart, Billy McKechnie, Paul ?, Simon Fraser and Walter Dolan; standing are Steven Thorpe, William Bell, ?, Donald Paterson, George Murray and Edward McKell. Please email the editor if you can fill in the missing names.
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Don Cup finalists95 viewsThe Clyde Street School team which played in the 1965 Don Cup final at East King Street Park, with manager Willie Cowe, the school janitor. Back row: Steven Thorpe, William Bell, ?, Donald Paterson, George Murray, Edward McKell; front: Jim Urquhart, Bill McKechnie, Paul ?, Simon Fraser, Walter Dolan.
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Fastest woman on water863 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.
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Cove anglers1337 viewsCove and Kilcreggan Angling Club prizewinners at the annual dinner and prizegiving in Kilcreggan Hotel in March 1968. They are Burgh Treasurer William Cowan, his wife Joyce, Tom Taggart, secretary Harry Robertson, Rosemary Davidson and Alastair MacLean.
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Award for ex-Provost1085 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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Pier to pier swim1457 viewsEntrants in the annual Craigendoran pier to Helensburgh pier race run by Helensburgh Amateur Swimming Club are pictured on Craigendoran pier before the start. The winners were Jacqueline Craig (2nd from right) and Ken Mercer (right). Image circa 1965.
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Sherry at Craighelen1462 viewsCraighelen Tennis Club members enjoy a sherry party in February 1968. Among those in the picture are the late Ian Drummond and the late Jimmy Miller, together with Mrs Mary Pat Smith and Mrs Muriel Borland.
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No Chaps!1349 viewsFive lady swimmers play dominoes in Helensburgh Outdoor Pool in the 1930s.
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Tennis in 19131281 viewsPlayers on the grass courts at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in Suffolk Street in 1913
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Crew of Eileen586 viewsThe crew of Eileen, a 75ft ketch built by William Fife in 1930, from the then Royal Northern Yacht Club at Rhu. Image supplied by Liz Sutherland, whose grandfather, Helensburgh man John Macdonald, worked as a steward on various yachts in the 1930s and later as a catering manager at several golf clubs in the West of Scotland. Names would be welcomed.
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Unknown Football Team1663 viewsThe venue might be Ardenconnel Park, Rhu, but neither the team nor the date are known.
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Skating in Glen Fruin108 viewsPhotograph taken c.1910 by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows skaters enjoying the frozen River Fruin.
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