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St Peter's Doors Open

 

ST PETER'S Seminary at Cardross took part in Doors Open Day 2017, with walking tours of the building on September 23 and 24. All tickets were sold out.

An NVA spokesman said: "The idea was 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 ( Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:50 )

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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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Stencil workshop at Hill House

A STENCILLING Workshop will be held at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh mansion Hill House in Helensburgh from 9.30-11.30am on Saturday August 26.

It will be conducted by Elizabeth Culshaw from The Lansdowne House of Stencils, who is an expert on Mackintosh stencils, and will cost £20.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 July 2017 10:13 )

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Morven wins acting award

HELENSBURGH-born actress Morven Christie won the best TV actor award at the Sunday Herald’s Culture Awards in association with Edinburgh Napier University – dubbed “Scotland’s Oscars”.

She received the award at a glittering awards ceremony at SWG3 in Glasgow on Thursday attended by over 200 people — and has also been chosen for a new Agatha Christie series.

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 July 2017 15:52 )

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More MAEE Memorial unveiling pictures

A JOINT VENTURE between Helensburgh Heritage Trust and the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust resulted in a memorial to RAF Helensburgh and the Marine Aircraft Experiment Establshment men and women being unveiled at Kidston Park, overlooking the remaining Rhu Hangar and the Gareloch where seaplanes took off, on Saturday July 1.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 July 2017 13:36 )

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2018-19 Open Meetings

MacKintosh Club logoA new programme of Winter Open Meetings begins at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 26 with a talk by Bruce Jamieson on developing the Mackintosh Club.

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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