Home News Headlines Holy Loch memories wanted

Holy Loch memories wanted

E-mail Print PDF

BBC FACTUAL is currently producing a one-hour history programme for BBC 2 with the working title of ‘Britain’s Nuclear Weapons’ — and they are asking Helensburgh and district people for memories.

The focus is the critical years from 1957-62, in which the film tells the story of the forces that dictated Britain’s nuclear weapons policy and tries to uncover the true cost of maintaining the ‘special relationship’ with America.

Assistant producer Jackie Maclean said: "A key feature of the programme will be the decision to place US Polaris missiles in Holy Loch. We therefore would like to compliment this story with memories of people from the local areas who remember the arrival of the American submarines, who can talk about the impact it had on the surrounding communities.

"We would very much like to hear from anyone local who has memories from that time — whether it is an ex-naval officer, submariner, local business owner, taxi driver, or a local resident who may have observed what was happening."

They hope to film the week commencing April 11.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 April 2016 14:32 )  

Trust Photo Gallery

gallery

View this photo and over 1,900 more at the Heritage Trust Photo Gallery. Visit the gallery.

First 2019 Open Meeting

LocalHistory-wAt the first Open Meeting of 2019 at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday January 30 at 7.30pm Trust directors will tell the stories relating to several local images from bygone years.

Winter Talks

Wednesday September 26 — Bruce Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday October 31 — AGM; then David Clark: How Helensburgh ended the Great War

Wednesday November 28 — Eric Thompson: Helensburgh and the Peace Movement

Wednesday January 30 — Trust members: brief talks on images of the past

Wednesday February 27 — Robert Ryan: Loch Lomond islands by canoe

Wednesday March 27 — Jon Reid: The Royal Northern Story


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

Follow us on Twitter

Charity Number

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
SC024603