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Morar HouseHELENSBURGH and Lomond Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the restoration of Morar House — formerly Drumadoon — in Upper Colquhoun Street opposite Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House.

THE Anderson (Local Collection) Trust exhibition from January to June upstairs in Helensburgh Library on West King Street focuses on the built environment of Helensburgh and surrounding area.

This encompasses not only the well known architectural gems of the Victorian period, but also less significant buildings — reminders of a time when fishing and farming were the main occupations and travel was predominantly by ferry not by rail.

Andy-Andrews-wAN ENGINEER who worked with Helensburgh TV pioneer John Logie Baird died shortly before Christmas at the age of 104.

Andy Andrews was 14 years-old when he left school to work as an apprentice engineer, and a few days before his death he spoke to BBC News Oxford about his days with the inventor.

St-Peters-book-wA NEW book about the NVA project at St Peter's Seminary, Cardross, will be launched at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street on Thursday December 8.

A drinks reception will be held at 6.30pm, and will be followed by a talk by Angus Farquhar and Diane Watters. This event is free but ticketed, and very few tickets remain.

K13-1-01.17-wA SPECIAL ceremony was held at Faslane Cemetery today to honour 32 submariners who drowned 100 years ago in the K-13 submarine disaster in the Gareloch.

HELENSBURGH Lawn Tennis Club was well represented at Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre yesterday afternoon as the Freedom of Argyll and Bute was conferred on world wheelchair tennis no.1 and Paralympic gold medalist Gordon Reid.

At a special meeting of Argyll and Bute Council in the Marriage Room at the Civic Centre in East Clyde Street — which Gordon officially opened earlier this year — the council leader, Dick Walsh, proposed the motion to make Gordon a Freeman, and this was seconded by Councillor Ellen Morton.He was then presented with a framed scroll, and a reception followed.

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HELP is wanted from Helensburgh and district people for a major project researching the role of local women in World War Two.

The West Dunbartonshire Women's History Group has received Sharing Heritage Lottery Funding for their new year-long project titled “The Changing Roles of West Dunbartonshire Women throughout the Second World War, 1939-45”.

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