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Twin Sons67 viewsWillie Parlane on the ball for Dumbarton against Dundee United at Tannadice, possibly on March 7 1931 when he and his twin brother Jimmy, who both lived in Rhu, played for Sons in a 1-1 draw. Their nephew Derek Parlane was signed by Rangers when he was still a Hermitage Academy pupil, and went on to star for Rangers, Leeds United, Manchester City and Scotland. The United player was full back Taylor. Image supplied by Robert Ryan.Aug 23, 2021
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High Green 195123 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Bowling Club, known as the High Green, pictured in 1951. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Aug 19, 2021
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Early Caple24 viewsA very old image of Ardencaple Football Club. More details would be welcomed.Aug 17, 2021
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Helensburgh Golf Club187 viewsA view of the clubhouse, circa 1944. The club was founded in 1893, with a nine hole course designed by former Open champion 'Old' Tom Morris. This second clubhouse was opened in 1900, and five years later the course was upgraded to 18 holes.Mar 29, 2021
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Fun on ice100 viewsHelensburgh Skating Pond at the top of Sinclair Street in its heyday as a venue for skating and curling.The surroundings were refurbished with the aid of an EEC grant, but today it is full of weeds. Image date unknown.Dec 13, 2020
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Rhu FC from the past123 viewsThe Rhu Amateurs team and officials from a bygone era. Image date unknown. More information would be welcomed.Nov 30, 2020
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Don Cup finalists119 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.Nov 30, 2020
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Post Office football168 viewsThe Helensburgh Post Office football team. Back row: J.J.Fraser, F.M.Taylor, D.Cavana, J.Marshall, Charlie Friel, J.A.Munro, Alec Russell, postmaster J.Sked; front: ?, ?, Inglis Robb, John Jardine, ?. Image date unknown — more information would be welcomed.Nov 29, 2020
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Crew of Eileen634 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.Oct 29, 2020
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Skating in Glen Fruin138 viewsPhotograph taken c.1910 by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows skaters enjoying the frozen River Fruin.Sep 09, 2020
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Skating in Glen Fruin127 viewsPhotograph taken c.1910 by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows a skater enjoying the frozen River Fruin.Sep 09, 2020
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Outdoor pool126 viewsTwo swimmers on the slide at Helensburgh Outdoor Pool in August 1938.Aug 31, 2020
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