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WORK got underway this week on the start of the ‘Box the Hill House’ project at the iconic Helensburgh mansion.

Ruth Currie, granddaughter of Walter Blackie for whom the house was built, placed a special spade in the ground at the Upper Colquhoun Street site.

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A NEW exhibition about World War One has opened at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre following the centenary of the Armistice.

Many local artefacts and connections are on display in the cafe area of the Civic Centre in East Clyde Street.

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AN EXHIBITION featuring Airships in World War One is on display in Helensburgh Library in West King Street until October 27.

Exhibition-1-wEntitled 'Air Ace of Argyll', it tells the story of airship captain Major James Gardner Struthers, of Ardmaddy Estate near Oban, and opened today.

Harry-McAuley-Croix-de-Guerre-wA VETERAN Royal Navy officer from Helensburgh has been awarded France’s highest order of merit for his service during the Second World War.

 

Harry Johnson, who is 95, was presented with the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur at the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane.

Whittaker-art-wAN ART exhibition celebrating 100 Years of Helensburgh will be on display at Helensburgh Library November 6 to December 21.

Dorothy Whitaker, B.A. Fine Art, GSA, Dip. Ed., has prepared a colourful and lively exhibition of paintings which can be enjoyed by all age groups.

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust and the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust record with regret the death of a descendant of the well-known Paterson family.

A Suffolk resident since her marriage in the 1950s, Anne Paterson Wallace, niece of the artist Viola Paterson, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 16 after a brave battle with ill health. She was predeceased by her husband Alan.

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THE ORIGINAL mechanical television devised by Helensburgh TV pioneer John Logie Baird has been recreated by students at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

The model, built by engineering students, is to be gifted to Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, with the intention of using it for demonstrations for visiting school parties.

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