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Permanent memorial to VC winner

THE SUN shone on a moving ceremony in Helensburgh on Sunday which marked the supreme bravery of a Helensburgh man 100 years ago in the First World War.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 November 2018 16:23 )

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Artist looks at burgh's past

AN ART exhibition celebrating 100 Years of Helensburgh will be on display at Helensburgh Library November 6 to December 21.

Dorothy Whitaker, B.A. Fine Art, GSA, Dip. Ed., has prepared a colourful and lively exhibition of paintings which can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 November 2018 15:43 )

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Airship ace's story told

AN EXHIBITION featuring Airships in World War One is on display in Helensburgh Library in West King Street until October 27.

Entitled 'Air Ace of Argyll', it tells the story of airship captain Major James Gardner Struthers, of Ardmaddy Estate near Oban, and opened today.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:28 )

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Anne Paterson Wallace (1923-2018)

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust and the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust record with regret the death of a descendant of the well-known Paterson family.

A Suffolk resident since her marriage in the 1950s, Anne Paterson Wallace, niece of the artist Viola Paterson, passed away peacefully on Sunday September 16 after a brave battle with ill health. She was predeceased by her husband Alan.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 September 2018 15:51 )

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French honour for nonagenarian

A VETERAN Royal Navy officer from Helensburgh has been awarded France’s highest order of merit for his service during the Second World War.

 

Harry Johnson, who is 95, was presented with the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur at the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 September 2018 16:49 )

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Students recreate Baird TV

THE ORIGINAL mechanical television devised by Helensburgh TV pioneer John Logie Baird has been recreated by students at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

The model, built by engineering students, is to be gifted to Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, with the intention of using it for demonstrations for visiting school parties.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 September 2018 18:06 )

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Artist couple's work on display

 

AN EXHIBITION of work by local artists Ted and Elizabeth Odling opened in Helensburgh on Saturday.

Following the success of the exhibition of her parents work which daughter Noelle set up on Lismore last autumn, it has been moved to Helensburgh Library on West King Street and will be open until October 31.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:13 )

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2018-19 Open Meetings

Eric-Thompson-w.jpgIn the final Open Meeting of 2018 at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday November 31 former Commodore Eric Thompson MBE will talk about Helensburgh and the Peace Movement.

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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