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Centenarian's history discovered

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Rosina-Drew-wCentenarian Rosina Drew was a major benefactress in Helensburgh and Rhu. 

This picture of her was found during the summer of 2011 when a house in the Kansas-Missouri area of the United States was being cleared. It was sold on ebay to an anonymous Helensburgh buyer.

On the back of the picture is hand-written: "Mrs Rosina Drew of Helensburgh, Scotland. Taken at age one hundred, died at the age of one hundred and one years."

After considerable research, much has been found out about her life story. See 'Centenarian knew Sir Walter Scott' in the People category of the Heritage section of this website.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 October 2011 19:24 )  

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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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Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
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