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Happy memories

MY father, Donald Wolfe, moved our family to Helensburgh around 1965. We were there until about 1973.

He was the manager of Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company near Glasgow. My brothers and I went to Larchfield and St Bride's respectively. And when Freda McRory's riding stable was still going strong, that is where I spent all my spare time!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:29 )

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Director of Baird company

Michael Hendry of Market Drayton, Shropshire, wrote on March 28 2009:

I am researching the Donaldson-Hudson family, who used to own and live on the Cheswardine Estate in north east Shropshire.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:19 )

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Garelochhead hotel research

Ross Cameron in Forfar wrote on January 9 2009:

I came upon your Heritage Website while 'googling' for information about a Garelochhead hotel. My great-uncle Angus Cameron was the proprietor of the hotel in the latter part of the 19th century, and ended his days in Garelochhead.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:28 )

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Tale from The Barracks

Eduard Reynhardt, of Great Brak River, South Africa, wrote on February 6 2009:

I  am interested in the history of a building in Helensburgh which was in the 1890’s known as The Barracks. This building was in James Street, Helensburgh. Most probably the street number was 27.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:25 )

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Buchanan and Baird connection?

Tom Thorne, from Ontario, Canada, wrote on March 26 2009:

Thanks for putting this website on line. For those of us with a connection to Helensburgh but living abroad in Canada as I am, it is very useful.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:23 )

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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.

Charity Number

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
SC024603