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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 )


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 )


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 )


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 )


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 2017-18 Open Meeting

Richard-Reeve-wThe final Open Meeting of  2017-18 will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday March 28. Richard Reeve will present 'A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula'.

Winter Talks

Wednesday January 31 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden

Wednesday February 28 — Developing the Mackintosh Club: cancelled because of snow

Wednesday March 21 — Joint Meeting with the North Clyde Archaeological Society; Fiona Baker: Loch Lomond's Ellan Vhow and its Castle

Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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