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New session — new venue

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Ewan-Kennedy-wHELENSBURGH Heritage Trust moved to a new venue for the first open meeting of the winter session on Wednesday September 28.

It was held in the marriage room of the Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre (originally Clyde Street School) — a change of venue from Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club.

Treasurer Stewart Noble said: "It gave members and guests a chance to see what a good job Argyll and Bute Council have made of restoring the old building."

The venue also has the advantage of being on the ground floor, with plenty of parking spaces outside the building. Three display cases of local artefacts supplied by the Trust can be seen close to the Marriage Room.

The speaker was Glasgow gallery owner Ewan Kennedy (pictured), and his subject "The Leiper Legacy". This year is the centenary of the death of William Leiper, a successful local architect, and many of the most prominent buildings in the town are his work.

There was also the opportunity to buy a copy of Chris Sanders' new book "Helensburgh and Rhu Through Time". This is a handsomely produced volume of "then and now" photographs and is for sale at £14.99. Chris is generously giving all profits to the Heritage Trust.

Last Updated ( Friday, 30 September 2016 11:44 )  

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Winter Open Meetings

comet4Open Meetings are held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on the final Wednesdays of September, October, November, January, February and March. All are 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
  • Wednesday November 29 — David Bruce: Greatrex, Forger and Photographer

  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
  • Wednesday March 28 — To be confirmed.

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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