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Helensburgh Doors Open next weekend

Friday 22nd September – launch at 1000 in the Helensburgh and Lomond Civic Centre (originally Clyde Street School) followed by talk on the History of Helensburgh by Stewart Noble.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 September 2017 16:39 )

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Exhibition of minister's art

AN ART exhibition featuring the work of a former Helensburgh minister will be held next weekend of his former church.

The Rev David Reid was minister in Old and St. Andrew's Church, now Helensburgh Parish Church, from 1973-85, and a retrospective exhibition of his work will be held in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls on Saturday Septewmber 23 from 10am-5pm and Sunday September 24 from 12.30-4.30pm.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 September 2017 16:36 )

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Kayak challenge followed Comet route

A SUCCESSFUL charity sea kayak challenge last month followed the first part of the route of Henry Bell’s Comet 1 steamship from Port Glasgow to Blackmill Bay, Luing.

Douglas Hardie and his daughter Ione travelled 73.5 miles on Friday and Saturday July 21 and 22, despite a strong wind and occasional rain.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 August 2017 15:48 )

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St Peter's tours in September

 

ST PETER'S Seminary at Cardross will be taking part in Doors Open Day 2017, with walking tours of the building on September 23 and 24, and all tickets are now sold out.

An NVA spokesman said: "The idea is that people walk through the abandoned chapel, find a graffiti artists’ paradise, and try to imagine what life might have been like for the young men who lived here during the 1960s.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 August 2017 10:36 )

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Anderson Trust chairman dies suddenly

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust records with deep regret the sudden death on Thursday July 27 of Bill Anderson, chairman of the Anderson (Local Collection) Trust.

Bill, a retired solicitor who lived in Bridge of Allan, was a nephew of Nance Anderson MBE JP who donated her art collection to the burgh. He collapsed and died while on a family holiday at Melfort.

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 August 2017 12:58 )

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Sad death of Trust director

THE HERITAGE TRUST records with deep regret the sudden death of long-serving director, trustee and membership secretary Jenny Sanders.

Mrs Sanders, who was 85 and very well known in the town, collapsed and died while swimming on a family holiday to France.

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 August 2017 12:57 )

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TV inventor's son interviewed

AN INTERVIEW about TV inventor John Logie Baird given by his son, Malcolm Baird, can now be read online.

Professor Baird, who is president of Helensburgh Heritage Trust, was interviewed via email by Krishna Nadella, the son of his former research associate at Canada's McMaster University, Dr Rama Rao Nadella.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 August 2017 14:20 )

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First 2017-18 Winter Open Meeting

John Hume-wThe first Winter Open Meeting will be held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 27. Professor John Hume will speak on the history of local churches. All 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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