A TOURING display from the National Library of Scotland which told the fascinating story of the development of the Scots diet over the past 400 years was on show at Helensburgh Library in October.

It was part of a Scotland-wide tour that aims to introduce the National Library’s collections to people across the country, close to where they live.

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.

DURING its 200 years as a town, Helensburgh has had a number or private schools — particularly for nursery age children.

Helensburgh Heritage Trust has received an inquiry from Robert Whitton, in Edinburgh, who has been researching one such school, Miss Ottman’s, and has unearthed much of the family tree.

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.

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'.

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.

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