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THE ROYAL MINT is marking the 75th anniversary of John Logie Baird’s death with the release on January 1 of a special 50 pence piece.

The Helensburgh inventor demonstrated the world’s first working television system on January 26 1926.

A NOVEL just published features a young Spanish girl who comes to Helensburgh in the 19th century, stays to live here, and how her life develops.

However ‘Cuando Regresse al Norte’ is written in Spanish — in English the title is ‘When I Returned to the North’.

THE War Memorial Families Project in Helensburgh launched a comprehensive new website on Remembrance Sunday.

A team of four from the Friends of Hermitage Park spent more than a year researching the 206 casualties of World War One named on the cenotaph in Hermitage Park to create the website helensburghwarmemorial.co.uk.

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.

FEATURING in the most common byline in Helensburgh and West Dunbartonshire local newspapers and news websites is ‘Local Democracy Reporter’.

The local LDR is former staff reporter Andy Galloway, and he gives excellent comprehensive coverage primarily of what is going on at Argyll and Bute Council.

A TEST pilot at RAF Helensburgh during World War Two had a son who he would be very proud of.

Squadron Leader Frank Squire’s son Peter was born shortly after his father left Rhu when the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment returned to Felixstowe in August 1945.

A HELENSBURGH man whose early ventures included delivering newspapers and selling clothes has been one of the most successful business innovators in the United States of the past thirty years.

Former Hermitage Primary and Academy pupil Richard Tait, who is 54, is a partner in Chicago-based Valor Siren Ventures.

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 1,679 articles, a Photo Gallery with 2,100 images in 22 albums, letters, 18 document downloads, and links to 112 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 November 18 — AGM: Zoom meeting online at 7pm.
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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