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Comet bicentenary celebrations

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust, very conscious of the forthcoming bicentenary of Henry Bell's Comet this year, is helping to ensure that this important anniversary is marked in a major way in the Clyde area.

The 150th anniversary saw a Comet replica sailing across the Clyde from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with many associated events.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 February 2012 12:16 )


Panel monument to neglect

ONE of the more embarrassing aspects of Helensburgh seafront is a long neglected panel at the foot of John Street which ought to show details of The Sea Lochs Trail’ and is one of a series erected some years ago from Dumbarton to Arrochar.

The information area of the panel is now completely blank, but Helensburgh Heritage Trust chairman Stewart Noble discovered that there has been a D.I.Y. effort to provide information.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:12 )


Cove History Exhibition

A LOCAL History Exhibition was held in Cove Burgh Hall on Sunday and Monday September 13 and 14 2009.

It included many maps, pictures and books, and a few artefacts — and visitors were invited to bring items of interest. There was also a timeline of the Rosneath Peninsula, to which visitors could add their own information.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:11 )

Burgh writer's legacy

A BOOKCASE of works by a former librarian from Helensburgh was gifted to Dumbarton recently in his memory.

Author and traveller Brian D.Osborne, who grew up in the burgh at the family home in West Princes Street and regularly returned from his Kirkintilloch home, often to give talks, died suddenly on May 30 2008 while on holiday in Uzbekistan.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:10 )


Bronze Age find in Cardross

AN important find in Cardross from the early Bronze Age was featured in the annual Scottish Treasure Trove report for 2008-9, published in August 2009.

Under Scottish law all portable antiquities of archaeological, historical or cultural significance are subject to claim by the Crown through the Treasure Trove system and must be reported.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:13 )


Book proceeds help charity

A RECENTLY published book provides an opportunity to support a cancer charity which operates in memory of a Helensburgh couple.

The Howden story re-told to help others was a three-year joint project by the late Douglas Hume of Helensburgh and his younger brother David, who is based in County Down, Northern Ireland. Now it is a fund-raiser for the June and Douglas Hume Memorial Fund.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:14 )


Brian's last book published

THE last book by a very talented Helensburgh librarian and author has just been published and is now on sale.

'The People's Army: Home Guard in Scotland 1940-1944', by Brian D.Osborne, is available now online and in bookshops.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 18:16 )

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2018-19 Open Meetings

comet4A new programme of Winter Open Meetings for 2018-19 will begin at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 26. Details will be published when available.