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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.

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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”.

Cairndhu-organ-wTHE CONGREGATION of a church in Cumbria wants to restore a house organ which once stood in Cairndhu, the Helensburgh seafront mansion built in 1871.

Famous burgh architect William Leiper designed Cairndhu in the style of a miniature French chateau, with magnificent stained glass windows by Daniel Cottier and a dramatic black and gold Anglo-Japanese ceiling featuring sunflowers, bamboo and birds.

Ewan-Kennedy-wHELENSBURGH Heritage Trust moved to a new venue for the first open meeting of the winter session on Wednesday September 28.

ferry-inn-1-wONE of Garelochside’s most historic homes, the four bedroom Ferry Inn at Rosneath, is being offered for sale by Savills Glasgow with an asking price of over £795,000.

Set in four acres of its own grounds with 250 metres of frontage to Gare Loch and ownership of the shingle beach in front, Ferry Inn was one of only two homes in Scotland designed by noted architect Edwin Lutyens.

ncas-1HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust and the North Clyde Archaelogical Society held a joint meeting on Wednesday October 5.

The meeting was in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls in Colquhoun Street, and Geoffrey Stell spoke about the Defence of the Clyde from 1914-45.

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A SILHOUETTE of Henry Bell’s Comet which stands beside the car park of the Waitrose store at Colgrain was formally presented by Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the store today (Wednesday August 31).

Built by apprentices from Babcock Engineering at Faslane to a design by burgh architect Ian Plenderleath, it was first display as part of the Comet bicentenary celebrations in Helensburgh in 2012.

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