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Minister shared name with slave

THIS is the story of Mr Story. His son was also Mr Story . . . and his slave was Mr Story as well!

First there was the Rev Robert Story, the Rosneath Free Church minister, who had a slave who took the name Robert Story.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 May 2018 15:06 )

 

Was Rhu minister heretic or saint?

ONE of the most astonishing tales in the history of the village of Rhu is what was described at the time as the Row Heresy scandal.

In October 1825 the Church of Row, the then name for Rhu, called the Rev John McLeod Campbell to be their minister.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 May 2018 17:20 )

Volunteers became Garrison Artillery

SOME of the best-known figures in Helensburgh history shared something else apart from living locally.

The Rev. John Baird, father of John Logie Baird, John Honeyman, the architect, Dr Fordyce Messer of ‘disappearing coachman’ fame, and the Anderson family of Helensburgh benefactors all belonged to the same organisation.

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 April 2018 14:39 )

Second village VC winner remembered

CARDROSS has the unusual — and possibly unique for a village — distinction of having been home to two winners of the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for gallantry.

The better known of the two was Lieutenant John Reginald Noble Graham, who lived with his parents at Darleith in the village before and after World War One.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 April 2018 14:13 )

Cardross soldier honoured by village

A CARDROSS soldier who later moved to Helensburgh had an astonishing military career before, during and after the First World War.

Angus McPherson, who was born in the village on December 10 1890, went on to win the Distinguished Conduct Medal, the Military Cross, and the Distinguished Service Order before leaving the Army on January 27 1921.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 March 2018 16:04 )

Remembering the MAEE fallen

A POPPY Cross was not placed at the war memorial on Rhu village green on Remembrance Sunday 2017 — but it was not far away.

The cross, in memory of those who were killed serving with RAF Helensburgh during World War Two, was placed at the nmemorial in Kidston Park, erected in the summer, overlooking its former Rhu Hangers base.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 March 2018 16:31 )

Seaplane used for vital research

JUST over 80 years ago, what is probably Britain’s best known flying boat, the Shorts Sunderland, made its maiden flight — and the seaplane was to play an important part in the Helensburgh and Dumbarton areas.

The prototype aircraft K 4774 gave the name Sunderland to the new specification R22/36 aircraft.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 25 March 2018 15:57 )

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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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