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1st Helensburgh BB centenary marked

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HHT-Clark-1-26.10.16-wTHE CENTENARY of the 1st Helensburgh Boys Brigade the previous day was celebrated at the second open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust’s winter season on Wednesday October 26.

The speaker in the Marriage Room at Helensburgh and District Civic Centre on East Clyde Street was Trust chairman the Rev David Clark, a former BB member who has extensively researched local BB history in preparation for the centenary.

A full report of his findings will be uploaded to this website soon. A display of BB memorabilia can be seen in a Trust display case adjoining the Marriage Room.

Earlier Mr Clark conducted the Trust’s annual general meeting and told of the year’s activities. Treasurer Stewart Noble reported a satisfactory financial position.

HHT-Clark-2-26.10.16-wThe AGM was a first for three reasons. It was Mr Clark’s first since he succeeded Mr Noble as chairman, it was the first to be held in the Civic Centre, and it was the first since the Trust changed from being a company limited by guarantee to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

As a result the former directors are now Trustees.

The picture shows Mr Clark (right) with local BB stalwart Graham Smith.

  • Photo by Donald Fullarton.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 December 2016 12:59 )  

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Next Open Meeting

Isger Vico SommerThe next Open Meeting will be on Wednesday February 22 at 7.30pm at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street. Isger Vico Sommer will speak about marine archaeology on wrecks in Argyll.

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 — Isger Vico Sommer: The Samphire Project — marine archaeology on wrecks around the coasts of Argyll
  • Wednesday March 29 — Professor John Hume: West Dunbartonshire Churches and their history

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

Charity Number

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
SC024603