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The Thorburn Family1482 viewsRobert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager and keen amateur photographer, with his wife, Christina Graham from Rhu, and family. Taken around 1909.Oct 14, 2007
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Evening Out1383 viewsA group of Helensburgh ladies enjoy an evening out, circa 1933.Oct 14, 2007
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NOT Madeleine Smith and her family1691 viewsThis picture appears in several books and is claimed to be Madeleine Smith who was tried in 1857 for the murder of her lover, Pierre Emile L’Angelier, and her family. However experts have concluded that, while it is an image of a Victorian family, it is definitely not the Smith family.Oct 13, 2007
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The Trial of Madeleine Smith1682 viewsONE of the great tales of Scottish Law is the trial of Madeleine Smith for murder after a love affair which mostly took place in Rhu.
Madeleine was tried for the murder of her lover, Pierre Emile L’Angelier, at the High Court in Edinburgh. The trial began on June 30 1857, and finished on July 9. The case was found not proven, a unique Scottish verdict.
Oct 13, 2007
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Provost Sam Bryden1373 viewsProvost Sam Bryden, as well as owning Macneur & Bryden's newsagent and gift shop in East Princes Street, Helensburgh, was also the man responsible for the erection of the centenary monument in Colquhoun Square.Oct 13, 2007
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Helensburgh's Last Provost1620 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.Oct 13, 2007
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Sir William Raeburn1226 viewsTHE FIRST holder of the Baronetcy of Helensburgh, Sir William Raeburn.
The Raeburn Baronetcy of Helensburgh in the County of Dunbarton is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, and it was created on July 25 1923 for the Conservative MP for Dunbartonshire, head of the shipping company of Raeburn & Verel Ltd.
Oct 13, 2007
 
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