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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.
1928 Motorman's Outing63 viewsA Motorman's (Engine Drivers) Outing on July 6 1928. In the back seat of the charabanc is Provost John Sommerville, himself an engine driver on the West Highland Line. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
Ferguson election flyer63 viewsWilliam A.Ferguson issued this flyer in his campaign for re-election for ward one on Helensburgh Town Council in 1937. He was successful, and went on to serve as Provost from 1944-5. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
Beat Retreat57 viewsA large crowd on Helensburgh seafront listen to a pipe band beating the retreat. Image, date unknown, supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
53 viewsCountry Dance Party, engraving by Viola Paterson. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.
Craigendoran storm53 viewsGales lash Craigendoran station and pier in 1911. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
48 viewsLooking down Sinclair Street from Stafford Street and across at the Victoria Hall. The long low building is a garage which was originally part of the Millig Mill business, but the Mill was demolished in 1922. Originally Watts Yard Motor House and Repair Shop, it was taken over by final Mill owners R.S.MacFarlane & Son. Image date unknown.
Historic photo47 viewsAn albumen photo of Garelochhead village, c.1890, taken by George Washington Wilson (February 7 1823-March 9 1893), a pioneering Scottish photographer. In 1849, he began a career as a portrait miniaturist, switching to portrait photography in 1852. He received a contract to photograph the Royal Family, working for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Later he switched to landscape photography. An albumen print was made by coating thin paper with a layer of egg-white containing salt and sensitised with a silver nitrate solution, then printed using daylight under a negative. The resulting paper had a smooth surface with a fine sheen.
Kilcreggan shops44 viewsA horse and carriage wait outside the shops in Kilcreggan. Image date unknown.
Fond farewell42 viewsFriends of all ages say farewell to a Helensburgh man leaving from Helensburgh Pier. Possibly 1930s, but no further details are known, so any information would be welcomed. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
42 viewsAlexander Nisbet Paterson Sketching, by his brother James Paterson. Copyright the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.
Jersey holiday40 viewsA group of Helensburgh people in a charabanc while on holiday in Jersey in May 1931. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
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