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Don Cup finalists126 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.
Scroll awarded125 viewsThe doyen of Scottish country dancing in Helensburgh, Norah Dunn, pictured receiving the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society scroll from Alan Carrie in November 1989. Image supplied by Anne Thorn.
Rhu FC from the past124 viewsThe Rhu Amateurs team and officials from a bygone era. Image date unknown. More information would be welcomed.
Colquhoun Street124 viewsA 1912 image showing a horse and cart moving down Colquhoun Street.
Gareloch view123 viewsA 1909 image of the Gareloch from Highlandman's Road above Rhu.
122 viewsPortrait Painting Session, by Caroline Sillars. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.
Rosneath Castle121 viewsCompleted in 1806 by London-based architect Joseph Bonomi, this neo-classical mansion replaced a castle burnt down in 1802. It was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was home to Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Louise, the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, until her death in 1939. It was an HQ for the Rosneath Naval Base in World War Two, then abandoned, then damaged by fire in 1947, and demolished in 1961. Image date unknown.
Publicity stint121 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.
Muck spreading116 viewsPhotograph taken c.1913 probably by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, a Helensburgh grocery store manager. It shows farm workers spreading muck on a hill at Duirlands Farm, Glen Fruin. Image supplied by David Clark from a collection of glass slides.
Bonar Law's birthplace115 viewsThe Andrew Bonar Law story began in this house in Rexton, a small village in eastern New Brunswick, Canada, where he was born on 16th September 1858, the youngest of five children, and he also had two younger half-sisters. His father, the Rev James Law, MA, was a Scottish Free Church minister, his mother Elizabeth a member of the Kidston family of rich merchant bankers which has played such an important part in Helensburgh’s history.
Arden Post Office112 viewsThe Post Office building at Arden was demolished in the 1980s to make way for a series of road improvements, which culminated in the creation of the Arden roundabout on the A82. Image date unknown.
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