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NEW information has come to light on John Logie Baird’s early research on television.

Professor Malcolm Baird, the inventor's son and honorary president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, assisted in the preparation of a new article on the technical aspects of the invention.

THE former St Peter's Seminary in Cardross has been handed over to a new educational trust — sparking renewed hope of a positive future for the internationally-famous ruin.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow announced on July 24 that it had concluded the transfer of legal ownership of the derelict building and its surrounding estate to a newly-established charity, the Kilmahew Education Trust.

UPDATES for the Helensburgh Heritage Trust bicentenary book '200 Years of Helensburgh' have been compiled by the book's editor, Trust treasurer Stewart Noble.

They can be found here — and can be printed to keep in the book. A few copies of the book are still available for sale.

HER Royal Highness Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, had a huge impact on Helensburgh and Garelochside, where she lived in Rosneath Castle and loved the beauty and quietness of the Gareloch.

The area provided a haven for her in her later years after a fascinating and busy earlier life inevitable for a daughter of Britain’s longest serving monarch from 1837-1901.

HELENSBURGH has always prided itself that a Prime Minister came from the burgh, despite the fact that he is known as “The Unknown Prime Minister”.

A Conservative, the Rt Hon Andrew Bonar Law MP occupied 10 Downing Street for just 209 days in 1922-23, succeeding the much better known Liberal, David Lloyd George, who had served from 1916-22.

A HELENSBURGH man who served as a County Councillor for 23 years was a First World War hero who won the Victoria Cross, the top award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.

Colonel George de Cardonnel Elmsall Findlay was born on August 20 1889 in Cardross and died suddenly at his burgh home, Drumfork House, on June 26 1967 at the age of 77.

AN AMERICAN golf club holds an annual club tournament called ‘The Battle of Glen Fruin’ — and now it plans to create its own monument to the 1603 battle.

John Vernasco, from Chicago, Illinois, contacted Helensburgh Heritage Trust to find out the dimensions of the Trust monument at the west end of the glen to those who died in clash between the Colquhouns and the MacGregors.

THE EXTRAORDINARY story of a young ballet dancer’s traumatic journey from southwestern Russia to Helensburgh has just been compiled by her nephew.

Alistair Quinlan, who grew up in the burgh but now lives in Ashford in Kent, kindly agreed that the Trust could retell Vera Nina Dobudoglo’s life on this website.

ONCE upon a time there was a vibrant hamlet — now Glenmallan on Loch Longside is the scene of a massive civil engineering project, using giant cranes.

The £63 million scheme is to rebuild Glenmallan Jetty, built in the early 1960s to service the Royal Naval Armament Depot at nearby Glen Douglas, so it is fit for use by the largest ships in the Royal Navy today to load and unload ammunition.

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust has a new chairman.

Trustee and local businessman Robert Ryan has agreed to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of the Rev David Clark at the end of March. His appointment will be ratified at the next AGM.

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TRAVEL, places and a star of the past were the topics at Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s February open meeting in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Wednesday February 26.

There was a good attendance for the second annual Trustees Night, when three members of the Trust Board were introduced by chairman the Rev David Clark and spoke about very different subjects.

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WELCOME to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust website.

We hope you find it simple to navigate, with 1,644 articles, a Photo Gallery with 2,038 images in 22 albums, letters, 18 document downloads, and links to 110 local websites.

Contributions are welcome, and should be emailed using Contact Us.

Follow this link to see a list of, and links to, all the articles in the various categories.

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See the Heritage Trust heritage display cases at Helensburgh Library during opening hours: Monday 9.30am-5pm; Tuesday 9.30am-5pm; Wednesday 9.30am-5pm; Thursday 9.30am-8pm; Friday 9.30am-5pm; Saturday 9.30am-1pm.
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2020-21 Winter Open Meetings

Wednesday September 30 — Webinar: topic to be announced.
Wednesday October 28 — Webinar: AGM, then topic to be announced.
Wednesday November 25 — Webinar: topic to be announced.
Wednesday January 27 — Open Meeting: topic to be announced.
Wednesday February 24 — Open Meeting: topic to be announced.
Wednesday March 31 — Open Meeting: topic to be announced.
Meetings, open to all, in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, 7.30pm.

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