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K2270 viewsThe submarine K22 was originally the K13 which sank in the Gareloch on January 19 1917 during sea trials when an intake failed to close whilst diving and her engine room flooded. She was eventually salvaged and recommissioned as K22 in March 1917. Image date unknown.Dec 13, 2020
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Victorious88 viewsHelensburgh's Prime Minister, Andrew Bonar Law, is seen saluting the Conservatives general election victory in this illustration from the Punch edition of November 22 1922.Dec 12, 2020
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Burgh Cenotaph204 viewsA 1933 image of the Cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance in Hermitage Park, Helensburgh, designed and built in 1923 by noted architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson and inspired by 'Glasgow Boy' artist James Whitelaw Hamilton, who encouraged Paterson to enter the design competition and suggested that the old walled garden of the original Hermitage House be used.Nov 30, 2020
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Rhu FC from the past126 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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Comet Centenary236 viewsThe third page of a supplement to the Illustrated London News of September 7 1912 recording the centenary of the launch of Henry Bell's Comet. This page shows images of early steamships and Helensburgh ticket tokens.Nov 30, 2020
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Rhu Bay92 viewsA 1933 image of a yacht sailing across Rhu Bay.Nov 30, 2020
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Don Cup finalists128 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 football172 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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25th anniversary86 viewsThe top table at the 25th anniversary dinner of Helensburgh's Millig SWRI, held in the Commodore Hotel on November 13 2001. Entertainment was provided by the Helensburgh and Lomond Fiddlers. Back row: Ruth Murdoch, Helen Rodger, Margaret Gilbert, Ann Steer; front: Myra Taylor, president Betty Tulloch, Nanny Tomison.Nov 29, 2020
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Aye of the storm137 viewsStaff member Susan Cowan (now Mrs Maxwell) agreed to pose on the seafront during a gale on December 5 1972 for a publicity stunt. The headline was "Some people will do anything for a good read of the Helensburgh Advertiser". Photo by Donald Fullarton.Nov 29, 2020
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Publicity stint124 viewsThe headline was "Some people will do anything for a good read of the Helensburgh Advertiser". Staff member Susan Cowan (now Mrs Maxwell) posed with the paper during a seafront gale on December 5 1972. Photo by Donald Fullarton.Nov 29, 2020
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General Booth81 viewsThe founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth, leaves from Helensburgh pier the day after speaking at the Victoria Hall on October 26 1910, and is seen with Provost David S.Maclachlan. Booth, born in 1826, was the son of a Nottingham builder and converted to Christianity aged 15. He became a revivalist preacher, and in 1865 he and his wife Catherine set up a Christian Mission in London's east end to help the poor. It was reorganised along military lines in 1878, and the Salvation Army was born. He died in 1912.Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Nov 29, 2020
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