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History event at Garelochhead

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Alastair McIntyre 25.03.15A History of Garelochhead event will take place at the Gibson Hall, Garelochhead, on Sunday (June 7), from 1-4pm and will be hosted by local historian and Helensburgh Heritage Trust director Alistair McIntyre..

Based on a talk he gave recently to Garelochhead SWRI, in the main it takes the form of a series of displays with maps, photographs, documents and explanatory text.

Some background will be given to the growth of the village, but the emphasis is on businesses and services, such as shops, banks, hotels, and transport services. Many village shops operated as branches of Helensburgh-based enterprises.

Videos covering events at Garelochhead Station in celebration of the centenary of the West Highland Railway in 1994 will be shown. The hope is to make the event as interactive as possible, with feedback and further information welcomed.

Cream teas will be served, priced £4. Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Gibson Hall, which for some years has been in the hands of the community.

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 03 June 2015 18:02 )  

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Final Open Meeting

John Hume-wThe final Open Meeting of the season will be on Wednesday March 29 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh. Professor John Hume willl speak on the history of some West Dunbartonshire churches.

Winter Talks 2016-17

  • Wednesday September 28 2016 — Ewan Kennedy: The Leiper Legacy
  • Wednesday October 26 — The Rev David Clark: Helensburgh Boys Brigade Centenary
  • Wednesday November 30 — Ian MacEachern: The Luss Slate Quarries

  • Wednesday January 25 2017 — Bill Anderson: The Anderson (Local Collection) Trust
  • Wednesday February 22 — Dr Andrew Bicker: Recent Archaelogical Discoveries on the West Coast of Scotland
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, at 7.30pm prompt.

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