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Susie's Castle1093 viewsSusie of Portincaple is pictured at Susie’s Castle, circa 1910. She lived for 60 years in the upturned fishing smack on the Loch Long shore, and postcards of her home were sold. She and her fisherman husband Jamie came from Glasgow, and she sold the fish around the neighbourhood, as well as working as a maid in local big houses. After her husband died, she lived alone with five cats. In old age she seldom left her home, but she was a beautiful knitter and a great reader.Mar 20, 2009
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Robert M.Clyde1106 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.Feb 07, 2009
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Beauty Contest1500 viewsEntrants for the 1962 Helensburgh Beauty Contest parade at the outdoor pool on a wet and cold September day.Nov 17, 2008
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Sheepdog trials1587 viewsA young lady with dogs at the Helensburgh and District Sheepdog Trials at Camis Eskan Farm, circa 1930. Photo by James Russell, Alexandria.Oct 01, 2008
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Arden shepherd1038 viewsRobert MacDonald, who was shepherd at Arden for 32 years before retiring in March 1985.May 21, 2008
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Mystery group1614 viewsNo details are known about this picture, which was handed in to the Helensburgh Advertiser after it had been found in the street. It might be from a nursery or a children's home, perhaps in the 1950s or 60s.May 17, 2008
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Hermitage Hospital1252 viewsNurses and servicemen are pictured outside the World War One Hermitage House Auxiliary Military Hospital in 1917. Originally the home of the Cramb family, who sold what was then called Cramb Park to the Town Council in 1911 for £3,750, the mansion became an annexe to Hermitage School after the war. After 1926 it became a council workshop and store, and it was eventually demolished in 1963.Apr 01, 2008
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19th Century Portrait1325 viewsThe identity of these two ladies, photographed by Young, Photographer, William Street, Helensburgh, in the 1860s is not known.Mar 05, 2008
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Diamond Wedding 19021394 viewsA family group at the diamond wedding party of Helensburgh man J.W.McCulloch, who set up the family painting and decorating business in Helensburgh in 1846 after losing his money in the Gold Rush, and his wife. Venue unknown. Image supplied by his great grandson, Iain McCulloch.Nov 16, 2007
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Sir Alec Rose1250 viewsSingle-handed round the world yachtsman Sir Alec Rose visited the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on March 19 1969 to talk to members of the Royal Naval Sailing Association and the Neptune Sailing Club about his experiences, and also toured the submarine HMS Porpoise. He is pictured with Helensburgh man Admiral Ian McGeoch (left), Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the Commodore Clyde, Commodore Derek Kent.Nov 13, 2007
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Gala Day1622 viewsA piper leads the fancy dress procession at the Kirkmichael Gala Day on August 14 1993.Nov 09, 2007
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Photographer Robert Thorburn1336 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.Oct 14, 2007
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