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Rotary Boxing Night1136 viewsStar guests including Olympic gold medalist boxer Dick McTaggart (extreme left), football managers Jock Stein and behind him Bobby Brown, and world boxing champion Jim Watt (next to Jock Stein) with president Charlie McCrea, fellow rotarians, sponsors and guests at an International Boxing Dinner organised by Helensburgh Rotary Club at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew, on February 19 1983. The event raised £25,000 for the Ruth Brown Cell Processor Fund launched by Bobby's wife, a cancer sufferer, and the Erskine Hospital for disabled ex-servicemen and women. It featured an amateur international between Scotland and Ireland.May 21, 2008
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Country dancers1002 viewsMembers of the executive of the Helensburgh Country Dance Society at their annual Ball in the Queen's Hotel on December 4 1953. in the front row centre and third from right are branch founders Cathie Ramsay and Norah Dunn, and between them is branch president William Hunter, manager of James Simpson Ltd. in West Princes Street. In the background are members of an Australian pipe band which was visiting the district.May 17, 2008
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VADs and Red Cross 1925-291207 viewsIn this period both Junior and Senior teams of local VADs and Red Cross won the County Cup and Shield. The lady with medals is Miss Ellis Napier of Cardross. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.Jan 28, 2008
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Tories Night Out980 viewsRevellers at the Conservative Dance in the Queen’s Hotel in the mid 1950s. The image was supplied by former Helensburgh resident Sheila Allen (nee Cooper), who says that the picture was taken in the year that Lady Molly Huggins stood unsuccessfully as Conservative candidate for West Dunbartonshire.Dec 21, 2007
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Inner Wheel coffee morning1025 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Inner Wheel are pictured serving at a coffee morning in St Columba Church Hall in April 1994. From left are Barbara Moyes, Betty Hamilton, Mae Dunachie, Effie Baird, Jacky Sherwood, Anne Nicol, Heather Mowat and Angela Stewart.Dec 10, 2007
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Business Dinner935 viewsCommittee members of Helensburgh Business Club at their annual dinner in the Queen's Hotel in November 1969. Standing (from left) Angus Wylie, president Sam F.Graham, R.Simpson; seated I.H.Condie, secretary J.Birrell, W.D.Rankin and D.McNaughtan.Nov 28, 2007
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Lions Carnival1441 viewsMiss Great Britain, Jennifer Gurley, is with Helensburgh Lions Club members Provost J.McLeod Williamson and Alan Wylie at the Lions Club's Carnival and Donkey Derby in East King Street Park in July 1968. In the background is another Lions Club member, Stewart Walker.Nov 28, 2007
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Helensburgh Merchants1030 viewsLeading members of Helensburgh Merchants Association, circa 1970. The men are Cyril Thompson of Kerrs, Bob McMeeking of C.G.Reid Ltd., and restaurateur David Milne.Nov 27, 2007
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Special Constabulary1151 viewsHelensburgh's Special Constables 1942. Back row: Jimmy Michie, unknown, unknown, Tommy Dunlop janitor at Hermitage, Mr MacFarlane, Harry Taylor who had the chemists shop in West Clyde Street now Ladbrokes, George Loban stalwart of St Columba Church. Middle: unknown, unknown, Sam Colville, unknown, Cyril Douglas. Front: Elky Clark school attendance officer, unknown, Robin Spy coal merchant, unknown, Bill Bowman woodwork teacher at Hermitage, Lindsay Keir, Arthur McCulloch. Photo supplied by Iain McCulloch.Nov 24, 2007
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Coronation Brownies1067 viewsThe 3rd Helensburgh Brownie Pack pictured with Brown Owl Marion Gillies (nee Dixon), back left, at the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation celebrations at the Hermitage School playing fields at Ardencaple in June 1953, attended by all the town youth groups. The toadstool, which they sang and danced around, was made by her husband-to-be whom she had just met. Image supplied by Marion Gillies.Nov 23, 2007
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Business Club Outing971 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Business Club on a visit to the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on February 18 1969, with HMS Neptune Executive Officer Commander G.Hayne.Nov 16, 2007
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Ladies Circle1135 viewsMembers of Helensburgh and District Ladies Circle and guests at a function, date unknown. The three men on the right are John Muir, Gerry Fitzgerald and Ronnie Jeffrey, while the ladies include Mrs Rosina Williamson (second left) and Mrs Tillie Jeffrey (right).Nov 12, 2007
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