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New Year Swim 19662493 viewsBy tradition, girls were the first to enter the water at Helensburgh pier. The first man in was Helensburgh Swimming Club president Angus Trail, his 38th Ne'erday plunge. This was the first year that certificates were presented to the participants. Designed by local artist Gregor Ian Smith, they bore the proud inscription 'Many are cauld but few are frozen'.
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Clyde Street School 1953-42493 viewsA picture of a class at Helensburgh's Clyde Street School. Image supplied by Alex Hunter, Ontario, Canada, who is in the third row, second from the right. In the second row, fourth from left, is Mary MacKinnon, and on the extreme left of the front row is Joe McKell who went on to become a well known local footballer. Alex thinks the teacher was Miss Minto, and would welcome any more information.
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Land of the Free2492 viewsA scene from the Hermitage Academy production of 'Land of the Free', one of the sketches in a school concert entitled 'Conducted Tour" which ran for three nights in March 1969. It was the brainchild of deputy rector John Robertson. Elizabeth Burns is seen as Lady Macbeth.
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TS Empress2490 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time. In this picture some can be seen aloft. Image circa 1910.
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Hermitage class 19442490 viewsA Hermitage School class pictured in 1944. Top row (from left): Robin Maltman, Drew Buchanan, Neil Burgess, Clark Gibson, John Mills, Billy Price, John Glennie, Harry McAdam; 2nd row: Donald McLean, ?, Harry Fraser, ?, Robin Price, ?, Gordon Grant, Jim Campbell, Herbert Curtis, Ronnie Porter; 3rd row: Eric Beauman, Victor Petrie, Philip O´Brian, Silvia Mitchell, Pat Patterson, Florence Hendry, Lorna Robb, Helen Freeland, ?, Judith Peel, Maggie Rice; 4th row: Rene Webster, Miss Adair, Sheena Campbell, Ailsa Pattison, Kay Willison, Aileen Dodd, ?, ?, ?, Elma Davis, Joyce Henderson, Susan Drysdale; front row: John Ferris, Billy Young, Henry Curtis, Jim McNeill, Angus Tran, David Griffiths, Duncan MacCallum. Image supplied by Gordon Tran, and names by Gordon Fraser and Jim McNeil.
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Bellcairn House2485 viewsA Cove mansion designed by architect William Landless in 1876.
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Hermitage School 19602484 viewsMiss Purdy's class at Hermitage School, circa 1960. Top from left David Smith, -, -, -, -, -, David Blair, Douglas Beaton, Jackie Kerr; 2nd top, Miss Purdy, Willy McMillan, -, -, Morris Kirk, -, -, Archie Haining, John Fraser; 3rd top Colin McCallum, -, -, -, Francis Mundie, Ian Jack, Irene Robb, Campbell Rich; front Liz Tran?, -, Dorothy Hood?, May Patterson, -, -, Wendy Swankie. Can anyone fill in the blanks? Image supplied by Ian Jack.
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Larchfield class2483 viewsA class at Helensburgh's Larchfield School in Colquhoun Street circa 1957. The teacher is Mrs Mary Arthur. Image supplied by Robert Whitton whose father, the Rev R.A.Whitton, was minister of St Michael and All Angels Church from 1951-9.
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1947 Hermitage Christmas Dance2477 viewsSenior pupils of Hermitage School at their Christmas Dance in 1947. Image supplied by Jenny Sanders.
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1943 Hermitage School class2474 viewsMembers of a class of 13 year-olds at Hermitage School in East Argyle Street pictured during the Second World War, including some evacuees from Clydebank. Back: Jim Arrol, John Osborne, unknown, unknown, Robert Dunlop, unknown; middle: unknown, Bobby Phillips, Ian Gilchrist, unknown, Jack Orr Winton, Roy McKenzie; front: unknown, Henry Brown, unknown. Image supplied by Bobby Phillips.
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Knockderry Castle, Cove2459 viewsBuilt on the site of a Danish fort about 1855 to the design of the famous architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Knockderry Castle at Cove became the family home of the Templeton carpet manufacturing family. In 1896-7 another famous architect, William Leiper, designed an extension and a lodge for John Templeton, and a famous guest of his at the castle was millionaire philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. For some years a hotel, it is now a private residence again. Image circa 1912.
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The Empress, circa 19092458 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time.
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