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Surprise discovery from map

A PIECE of Helensburgh's history has turned up in a rather unexpected manner.

Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble says that it emerged from an application submitted for planning permission to demolish the closed Clyde View Eventide Home and to replace it with a new form of sheltered accommodation.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:08 )

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TV search for Blitz survivors

THE search is on for Helensburgh people who were evacuated to the town after the Clydebank Blitz.

Amena Hasan, of Finestripe Productions in Glasgow, who is working on a TV programme for the BBC, is looking at 'Home Front' experiences during the Second World War.

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Historic villa for sale

THE major part of a mansion built during the golden years of Helensburgh villa architecture has been put on the property market at an asking price of over £420,000.

Towerville, at 46 George Street, was built in 1858 and was one of the early works of renowned architect John M.Honeyman (1831-1914), who 20 years later was the architect of the Municipal Buildings in Sinclair Street — replacing an old theatre which had also served as the Town Hall.

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Concert tribute to music teacher

A UNIQUE tribute was paid on Wednesday March 3 in memory of a Kilcreggan man who had a huge impact in spreading the joy of music amongst people of all ages and abilities.

The Ronnie Walker Memorial Concert was held in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund and Cancer Research UK.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:07 )

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Journey in poetry

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust members were invited by Argyll and Bute Council to a special event on Thursday March 5 in Helensburgh Library, West King Street.

It was entitled "Slate, Sea and Sky - a journey from Glasgow to the Isle of Luing", and was a poetry reading by Norman Bissell accompanied by slides of photographs taken by Oscar Marzaroli.

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Anderson Trust contrasts canvas and lens

THE Anderson Trust annual exhibition for 2009 is a joint venture with Helensburgh Photographic Club entitled ‘Then and Now’.

The exhibition opened to the public on Saturday January 17 after a private ceremony the previous evening, and is on view until June in Helensburgh Library in West King Street during normal library hours.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:06 )

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Stephen Park wins OBE

HELENSBURGH man Stephen Park, manager of the British Olympic sailing team at Beijing, is to receive the OBE.

The award, announced in the New Year's Honours List and one of many for the highly successful Olympic team, is for services to sport.

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First 2019 Open Meeting

LocalHistory-wAt the first Open Meeting of 2019 at Helensburgh Civic Centre on Wednesday January 30 at 7.30pm Trust directors will tell the stories relating to several local images from bygone years.

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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