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Archaeology society formed

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flint toolsA BID to form an archaeology society to cover Helensburgh and district has been successful.

The idea came from Rosneath archaeology enthusiasts Tam Ward and Sandra Kelly, with a view to searching for items from the past, making new discoveries, and carrying out research.

They have already found historic flint tools from over 4,000 years ago by simply walking over and closely looking at disturbed ground. It is planned in due course to display them in Helensburgh Heritage Trust's Heritage Centre at Helensburgh Library.

Sandra said: "Prehistoric canoes have been found along the Clyde shores, and from the last century there are many World War Two sites awaiting attention."

A public meeting was arranged in the Victoria Hall on Monday March 25 and a steering group met in Garelochhead on Wednesday April 3. A further public meeting was held in the Victoria Hall on Monday April 22, when it was agreed to create the North Clyde Archaeology Society.

Tam Ward was elected chairman, and Sandra Kelly secretary. The society's committee will now organise a programme of lectures, fieldwork and excursions. The area of interest is Erskine to Arrochar, including the Rosneath Peninsula.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 May 2013 13:39 )  

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Mike-Thornley-wThe first 2018 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 31. Mike Thornley will talk about the Glenarn garden at Rhu. Anyone interested most welcome.

Winter Talks 2017-18

  • Wednesday September 27 2017 — AGM; then Professor John Hume: History of local churches
  • Wednesday October 25 — Cleland Sneddon: Childhood holidays in Rosneath
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  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
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