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A SILHOUETTE of Henry Bell’s Comet which stands beside the car park of the Waitrose store at Colgrain was formally presented by Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the store on Wednesday August 31.

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HELENSBURGH now has a Heritage Centre.

The long held dream of Helensburgh Heritage Trust was realised on Tuesday May 1 2012 when the new Heritage Room at Helensburgh Library in West King Street was officially opened by Provost Billy Petrie — his final duty as Provost and councillor after 45 years in local government.

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HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust sponsored a series of nine ‘Toys That Go’ Workshops hosted by Strathclyde University’s Science and Technology Forum for 240 first year pupils at Hermitage Academy during May 2010.

Dr-Douglas-Brown-h_s-wThe Trust contributed £330, about a third of the cost of the series, which was organised by Dr Douglas Brown and Ann Morrow from the university and Principal Teacher of Guidance Isabel Cullen.

hospital-1IN the Helensburgh bicentenary year, 2002, a glass panel was spied at Edinburgh Architectural Salvage Yard by a Community Councillor who, on closer examination, saw that it had belonged to an early Helensburgh Hospital and notified the Trust.

A bargain was struck and the panel was bought by the Trust with the aim of carrying out necessary repairs and framing the panel in a light box.

Heritage-Babcock-1-03.02.11-wHELENSBURGH’S historic war memorial in Hermitage Park will benefit from a major donation handed over on Thursday February 3 by Argyll and Bute Council thanks to the Heritage Trust.

The Faslane-based marine and technology division of the Babcock International Group presented a cheque for £2,000 to help pay for much needed repairs.

bairdA professionally designed exhibit about John Logie Baird was installed in the library in West King Street in the spring of 2000.

The design is such that it can be moved and taken to another site when the Heritage Trust has premises of its own. The aim was to present an aspect of John Logie Baird which is rarely portrayed in all the writings about him.

Anne-Gray Cecilia-Dunlop-nHELENSBURGH Heritage Trust learned that the cairn which commemorated the Battle of Glen Fruin on February 7 1603 was in a poor state — some of the lettering was either missing or defaced.

They decided to carry out repairs and contacted the Friends of Loch Lomond, Clan Gregor and British Petroleum, all of whom gave generously towards the repairs.

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