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douglashumebookA RECENTLY published book provides an opportunity to support a cancer charity which operates in memory of a Helensburgh couple.

The Howden story re-told to help others was a three-year joint project by the late Douglas Hume of Helensburgh and his younger brother David, who is based in County Down, Northern Ireland. Now it is a fund-raiser for the June and Douglas Hume Memorial Fund.

brian_d.osborneTHE last book by a very talented Helensburgh librarian and author has just been published and is now on sale.

'The People's Army: Home Guard in Scotland 1940-1944', by Brian D.Osborne, is available now online and in bookshops.

stewart-noble-cutoutA PIECE of Helensburgh's history has turned up in a rather unexpected manner.

Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble says that it emerged from an application submitted for planning permission to demolish the closed Clyde View Eventide Home and to replace it with a new form of sheltered accommodation.

towervilleTHE major part of a mansion built during the golden years of Helensburgh villa architecture has been put on the property market at an asking price of over £420,000.

Towerville, at 46 George Street, was built in 1858 and was one of the early works of renowned architect John M.Honeyman (1831-1914), who 20 years later was the architect of the Municipal Buildings in Sinclair Street — replacing an old theatre which had also served as the Town Hall.

helensburgh_courtTWO blocks of apartments built recently in Upper Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, have been named Helensburgh Court and Baird Court.

Helensburgh Court (pictured) contains two-bedroom apartments going for some £150,000 each, and the adjacent Baird Court contains three-bedroom apartments at £175,000. Both were built by developer Laing Homes.

tv_cameramanTHE search is on for Helensburgh people who were evacuated to the town after the Clydebank Blitz.

Amena Hasan, of Finestripe Productions in Glasgow, who is working on a TV programme for the BBC, is looking at 'Home Front' experiences during the Second World War.

ronnie-walker-cutoutA UNIQUE tribute was paid on Wednesday March 3 in memory of a Kilcreggan man who had a huge impact in spreading the joy of music amongst people of all ages and abilities.

The Ronnie Walker Memorial Concert was held in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund and Cancer Research UK.

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