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Village heritage group's story told

MEMBERS of Helensburgh Heritage Trust heard the story of the award-winning Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group at their penultimate meeting of the 2009-10 winter season in Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday February 24.

Heritage Trust president Stewart Noble introduced the speaker, Mary Haggarty, founder and chair of the Group, who told of its formation in 2002 and the rapid progress it has made since then — including winning a Nationwide Community and Heritage Award in 2007.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 15 May 2010 12:54 )

 

College decay lamented

THE continuing decay of the former St Peter's Seminary at Cardross was lamented by an expert in historic buildings at the October open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at Helensburgh Tennis Club.

Simon Green, of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, travelled from Edinburgh to give a talk on some of the buildings of interest in the Clyde area.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:50 )

Second Memorabilia Night

THE centenary of Guiding in Helensburgh formed a major part of Helensburgh Heritage Trust's second Memorabilia Night at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday September 30.

District Commissioner Lisa Summers and Isobel Stirling provided a display of pictures and newspaper cuttings charting the progress of the organisation in the area.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:52 )

Trust visited steam railway

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust organised a visit to the Scottish Railway Preservation Society’s Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway at Bo'ness on Tuesday June 2 2009.

Local man Tony Dance kindly gave Trust members and friends a conducted tour behind the scenes.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:53 )

Talk on Baird's key players

A PREVIEW of some of the content of two new books about the development of television was given to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their final meeting of the winter season in Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday March 25 2009.

Dr Douglas Brown of Strathclyde University, an expert on TV inventor John Logie Baird, spoke about his soon to be published books ‘Images Across Space’ and ‘Beyond The Surface’.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:54 )

Rosneath's American base

THE fascinating story of the Rosneath naval base in World War Two was outlined to members of Helensburgh Heritage Trust at their meeting in Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday February 25 2009.

The guest speaker was peninsula man Dennis Royal, author of ‘United States Navy Base Two: Americans at Rosneath 1941-45’ and the man who led the successful campaign for a memorial — erected in 2000 — to the American and British forces who served or trained at Rosneath during that period.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:56 )

A Traveller's Tales

GREAT stories and excellent photographs featured at the final 2008 open meeting of Helensburgh Heritage Trust in Helensburgh Tennis Club on Wednesday November 26.

The guest speaker was Marion Gillies, vice-chairman of Helensburgh Community Council and organiser of an exhibition in Helensburgh Library about the steamer Lucy Ashton earlier this year.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 May 2010 07:56 )

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First 2018 Open Meeting

Mike-Thornley-wThe first 2018 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 31. Mike Thornley will talk about the Glenarn garden at Rhu. Anyone interested most welcome.

Winter Talks 2017-18

  • Wednesday September 27 2017 — AGM; then Professor John Hume: History of local churches
  • Wednesday October 25 — Cleland Sneddon: Childhood holidays in Rosneath
  • Wednesday November 29 — David Bruce: Greatrex, Forger and Photographer

  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
  • Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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