All of our Heroes

Ken Cameron

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Ken Cameron
Sound Engineer for Crown Film Unit & Director

Ken Cameron was born 1st December 1915 in Wendover, Buckinghamshire where he spent his early childhood. But his mother died when he was nine, and the family broke up.

His father moved to Dundee, home of the Sunday Post, to which he contributed serial stories. His brother James (who was to become celebrated as a journalist and broadcaster) was sent to work as an office boy at the Sunday Post’s Manchester offices.

Horatio Scott Carslaw

Horatio Scott Carslaw
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University of Sydney

Carslaw was born 12 Feb 1870 in Helensburgh, son of the Rev. William Henderson Carslaw, Free Church minister, and his wife Elizabeth, née Lockhead , and was educated at Glasgow University and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He also studied in Rome, at Palermo and Gottingen. After taking his M.A in Glasgow in 1891 he became a scholar of Emmanuel College and Fourth Wrangler in 1894. He was appointed Lecturer of Mathematics at Glasgow University in 1896, and was elected a Fellow of Emmanuel College in 1899. In 1903 he became Professor of Mathematics in the University of Sydney and held the chair until 1935. He married in 1907 Ethel Maude, daughter of Sir William J Clarke, Bt, of Rupertswood, Victoria. She died within a year of their marriage.

Andy Clyde

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Andy Clyde
Comedic Actor & Hopalong’s Sidekick!

Born in Rattray, Blairgowrie, Perthshire on the 25th March 1892, actor Andy Clyde was brought up in Helensburgh where his family, he was brother to actor David Clyde and actress Jean Clyde, had a shop.

At the invitation of his close friend James Finlayson, Clyde went to the United States in the early 1920s to join producer Mack Sennett's roster of comedians.

David Clyde

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Helensburgh Hero - David Clyde actor
Solid & Dependable Hollywood Supporting Actor

David was born on 27th May 1887 in Glasgow and moved to Helensburgh with his parents John and Mary when he was very young.

Stephen Conroy

Stephen Conroy
Talented Portrait Artist & New Glasgow Boy

Stephen Conroy is one of the most prominent names to emerge after the ascendancy of contemporary Scottish figurative painting in the mid-1980s

He was born in Helensburgh, in 1964 and spent his formative years at Prince Albert Terrace. After leaving school, he enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art in 1982, completing his postgraduate studies there in 1987.