All of our Heroes

Charlotte Cooper Sterry

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Charlotte Reinagle Cooper
All time tennis legend, five times Wimbledon Ladies Singles champion and first woman ever to become an Olympic Champion

Charlotte Reinagle Cooper was born, the youngest of six children, in Ealing, Middlesex, on 22 September 1870, the daughter of Henry Cooper of Caversham, a miller, and his wife, American born Teresa Georgiana, nee Miller.

James Copeland

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James Copeland
Talented Scots character actor of stage and screen.

James was born in Helensburgh on the 1st May 1918. He made his professional debut in 1953 in the UK production Laxdale Hall (known in the US as “Scotch on the Rocks”. During a career spanning four decades, James has appeared in many films and TV shows.

A. J. Cronin

A. J. Cronin
One of the most renowned story tellers of the 20th Century

Archibald Joseph Cronin, best known as the author of Dr Finlay’s Casebook, was born on the 19th July 1896 in Cardross, the only child of a Protestant mother, Jessie Montgomerie Cronin, and a Catholic father, Patrick Cronin.

At an early age, A.J Cronin moved with his family to 7 Prince Albert Terrace, Victoria Road, Helensburgh where they lived until Patrick Cronin, a commercial traveller, passed away when A.J was only 7 years old.

Colin Dalgleish

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Colin Dalgleish
Walker Cup Captain & Golfing Entrepreneur

Born in Old Kilpatrick on the north bank of the River Clyde in 1960, Colin Dalgleish has lived in Helensburgh since he was 4 years old. He has enjoyed a successful amateur golf career at boys, youths and senior level, culminating in his appointment as Captain of the 2007 and 2009 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup Teams against the United States.

Gordon Dalgleish

Gordon Dalgleish
Leading Golf Entrepreneur & Top Travel Specialist

Gordon Dalgleish is the co-founder and president of PerryGolf, an international golf and luxury lifestyle travel firm. Dalgleish, who founded the company in 1984 with his brother, Colin, is based in Wilmington, North Carolina.