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Death of librarian and author

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brian_d.osborne A well known Helensburgh librarian and author died suddenly on May 30 2008 while on holiday in Uzbekistan.

A memorial service for the late Brian David Osborne, author of 'The Ingenious Mr Bell' about Helensburgh's first Provost, Henry Bell, and a number of other books, was held in St Columba's Church in Kirkintilloch — where he lived — on Saturday June 14. He was buried at Samarkand.

Brian, who was secretary of the Neil Munro Society, was a speaker at several Helensburgh Heritage Trust meetings over the years.

  • A tribute to Brian is paid in The Arts section of this website.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:02 )  

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First 2018 Open Meeting

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
  • 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 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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