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A LAY PREACHER who officiated at services in Helensburgh was not quite what he seemed.

John Henry Greatrex was a talented early photographer, but also a thief, convict, adulterer and forger, members heard at the final Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting of 2017.

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THE JOYS of childhood holidays on the Rosneath Peninsula were shared at the Helensburgh Heritage Trust open meeting in the Civic Centre on Wednesday evening.

Describing life as a caravan holidaymaker as child and then adult was the chief executive of Argyll and Bute Council, Cleland Sneddon.

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THE LOAN of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Unionist Association First World War roll of honour from Helensburgh Heritage Trust to the Mackintosh Club was formally made on Friday April 7 2017.

HHT-Bicker-21.02.17wMEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust found themselves with a different speaker and a different topic at their second open meeting of the year on Wednesday.

Originally they had been expecting Professor Dan Atkinson of Edinburgh-based Wessex Archaeology (Scotland) to talk on ‘The Samphire Project: Marine Archaeology on Wrecks around the Coasts of Argyll”.

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AN EXPERT in religious architecture provided a fascinating photographic tour of Helensburgh and district churches at the first open meeting of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust winter season in the Civic Centre on Wednesday September 27. 

HHT-Hume-27.09.17-wThe guest speaker — and photographer — was John R.Hume, Honorary Professor at the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews.

HHT-Clark-29.03.17-wTHE EARLY days of the Kirk in the Square were outlined to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their final open meeting of the winter season on Wednesday evening.

The speaker in Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre in East Clyde Street was a former minister of the kirk, the Rev David Clark, who is chairman of the Heritage Trust and who at short notice replaced a guest speaker struck down by food poisoning.

HHT-Anderson-25.01.17-wHOW Helensburgh’s Anderson Trust Local Collection came into existence and how it has developed was described to Helensburgh Heritage Trust yesterday evening.

The speaker at the open meeting in the Marriage Room of Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre on East Clyde Street was Bill Anderson, the man who has led the project for 26 years.

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