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50 years of Helensburgh rugby

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rugby-club-logo-wMEMBERS of Helensburgh Rugby Football Club have begun planning for the club's 50th anniversary from August 23-25 next year.

A Friday evening reception will be followed by a match on the Saturday afternoon, then a Golden Jubilee Gala dinner for some 500 guests in a marquee at the Ardencaple ground in the evening.

It is hoped that former players will return to the town from all over the world to take part in a weekend of nostalgia and reminiscences. Past captains are being asked to take tables for their former players and partners.

A club history is being written, there will be a souvenir match programme, and top speakers will be lined up. A search for sponsors has begun and is progressing well.

A special section of the club website has been reserved for 50th anniversary details and stories, and anyone interested is asked to register to receive newsletters about the event.

Local journalist Calum McNicol, who is writing the history, is appealing for any old photographs of matches, teams and players. He said: "We've plenty of pix from the 90s onwards, but the 60s to 80s are pretty under represented so far." Calum can be contacted This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:52 )  

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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.

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