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THE REAL peace keepers of the Cold War were the navymen of the Faslane-based nuclear deterrent submarines.

That is the belief of former Commodore Clyde Eric Thompson MBE who spoke to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust in the Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Wednesday evening.

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THE Mackintosh Club in Helensburgh town centre tells a significant historical story . . . but it also has a bright future.

In just two years Kilcreggan architect Bruce Jamieson and his wife Nicola have not only revived the first complete building designed and built in 1894 by the world-famous architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but also set it on a path to be a major tourist attraction.

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INTERNATIONAL funding has enabled real progress in a project to restore a castle on Loch Lomond’s most northerly island.

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A LAY PREACHER who officiated at services in Helensburgh was not quite what he seemed.

John Henry Greatrex was a talented early photographer, but also a thief, convict, adulterer and forger, members heard at the final Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting of 2017.

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A BRIEF illustrated history of the Rosneath Peninsula was the topic at Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s final 2017-18 winter open meeting in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on Wednesday March 28.

The guest speaker was Richard Reeve, a Kilcreggan resident since 1984 when he arrived to work at Faslane. He retired in 2010.

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THE RESTORATION of a Rhu garden has led to it becoming a major summer visitor attraction in the West of Scotland.

HHT-Thornley-2-wGlenarn was built around 1850 and has belonged to only four families since then, but it is most noted for its extensive garden.

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THE JOYS of childhood holidays on the Rosneath Peninsula were shared at the Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting in the Civic Centre on Wednesday evening.

Describing life as a caravan holidaymaker as child and then adult was the chief executive of Argyll and Bute Council, Cleland Sneddon.

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