FIFTEEN Helensburgh Heritage Trust members had the opportunity to relish and inspect the history of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club at Rhu on Thursday October 10.

The trust accepted an invitation from club archivist Jon Reid after he spoke on the club’s golden years at a Trust open meeting in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in March.

THE HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust Winter Talks series for 2019-20 began on Wednesday September 25 in the Marriage Room at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street.

Trust chairman the Rev David Clark introduced Dr Kirsty Millican, Aerial Survey Projects Manager for Historic Environment Scotland, who gave an illustrated talk on 'The Archeology of Scotland from the Air'.

MYSTERY surrounds a Helensburgh man who is credited with having invented the electric gramophone pickup.

Burgh-born Charles Johnson sold the patent for the pickup to record giants HMV in 1929.

A LIFETIME achievement award has been presented to the secretary of Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Gropl.

Mary Haggarty, who is also secretary of the local Community Council, was presented with the Hannah Stirling National Park Award by the Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.

AN ELDERLY Australian is trying to find out more about his family who lived in the Kilcreggan area until they emigrated Down Under in 1877.

Don Anderson, who is in his 80s, has already done a lot of research, and he is very keen to find the last few pieces of the family jigsaw and whether there are still any family members living locally.

A HANDSOME silver medal found in America focussed attention on the history of cycling in the Helensburgh area.

It was found by Lesli Hiller, of Long Island, New York, among her grandparents belongings.

THE 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944 which changed the course of World War Two was marked that evening, June 6, by a special concert in Helensburgh’s Victoria Hall.

And it was attended by 95 year-old burgh woman Jean Holland, a young serving Wren at the time of D-Day and former Helensburgh citizen of the year, who was given a round of applause by the large audience.

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