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Council Water Trip1147 viewsHelensburgh Town Council members and officials on the steps of the Municipal Buildings in East Princes Street before the last ever Water Trip in April 1968. It was the first trip for 17 years, and was a month before responsibility for the town's water passed to the Lower Clyde Water Board. The water scheme was inaugurated 100 years earlier. Pictured from left are George Primrose, Councillors Norman Glen and Edith Garty, Burgh Surveyor Jim McColm and behind him Parks Superintendent Tom McColl, Councillors John Langan, James Urquhart and behind him Ian Johnson, Provost J.McLeod Williamson and at the back Town Clerk Robert Mackay, Burgh Chamberlain Philip Mill and behind him Councillor Jae Gardiner, Bailie Alex Gillespie and ?, ?, ?.
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Helensburgh Toastmistress Club1146 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Toastmistress Club are pictured with guest speaker Jack House, a well known Glasgow journalist, on the lawn in front of the Queen's Hotel prior to their annual luncheon. Image date unknown.
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Last Kirking of the Council1143 viewsThe last Provost of Helensburgh, Norman M.Glen CBE, leads the Bailies and members of Helensburgh Town Council to Old and St Andrew's Church (now West Kirk) in Colquhoun Square for the final annual Kirking of the Council service in the spring of 1975 before the council disappeared in the reform of local government. Image by Stewart Noble.
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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.
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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).
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Cubs in the news1109 viewsMembers of a Helensburgh cub pack visit the then Helensburgh Advertiser office in East King Street in 1969, and are shown the Cossar printing press by managing director Craig Jeffrey.
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Rotary Dance1100 viewsThe top table party at Helensburgh Rotary Club's annual dinner-dance in 1969. Standing from left are Ian McMillan of the Lions Club, Round Table president Ian Forrest, Dumbarton Rotary Club president Stewart Mirrlees, Helensburgh Rotary Club president Dr J.P.Orr Erskine, and Helensburgh Rotary Club senior vice-president Sam Graham. In front are Mrs Forrest, Mrs Graham, Mrs McMillan, Mrs Mirrlees and Mrs Orr Erskine.
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World War Two Specials1099 viewsThe town's Special Constabulary during the Second World War. Standing from left: George Loban, Hermitage janitor Tom Dunlop, railway official George Hastings and Henry Taylor, the West Clyde Street chemist; seated: school attendance officer Hugh Clark, Sergeant William McGillivray and coal merchant Robin Spy. The Sergeant came to Helensburgh in 1938 and served in the town until 1945. He later lived in Motherwell and Stirling, then Dunblane where he became deputy custodian of Dunblane Cathedral.
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Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band1087 viewsThe Helensburgh-based Clan Colquhoun Pipe Band outside Clyde Street School in 1952. Back: Jimmy Simpson, Ian Laurie, Dougie Martin, Tommy Williams, Malcolm Gilmour, Mick Thrule, Jimmy Martin; front: Pipe Major Archie McNicol, John Cameron, Robert Toole, Andy Clark, Tom McDougall, Jim Gunn. Two members missing from the picture were A.McLean and John Boyle.
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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.
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Burgh Boys Brigade1046 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Boys Brigade are pictured outside Hermitage House in Hermitage Park, circa 1923. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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Rhu Pipe Band1036 viewsMembers of Rhu (Row) Pipe Band, circa 1905. It is believed that the band folded in 1910 at about the time Helensburgh Pipe Band was formed, and more information would be welcomed. Please email the editor, using the Contact Us facility on the Trust website home page. Image supplied by Campbell Neill, whose uncles Claude and John are in the picture.
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