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Journey in poetry

HELENSBURGH Heritage Trust members were invited by Argyll and Bute Council to a special event on Thursday March 5 in Helensburgh Library, West King Street.

It was entitled "Slate, Sea and Sky - a journey from Glasgow to the Isle of Luing", and was a poetry reading by Norman Bissell accompanied by slides of photographs taken by Oscar Marzaroli.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:07 )

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Anderson Trust contrasts canvas and lens

THE Anderson Trust annual exhibition for 2009 is a joint venture with Helensburgh Photographic Club entitled ‘Then and Now’.

The exhibition opened to the public on Saturday January 17 after a private ceremony the previous evening, and is on view until June in Helensburgh Library in West King Street during normal library hours.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:06 )

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Stephen Park wins OBE

HELENSBURGH man Stephen Park, manager of the British Olympic sailing team at Beijing, is to receive the OBE.

The award, announced in the New Year's Honours List and one of many for the highly successful Olympic team, is for services to sport.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:06 )

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Craigrownie Castle for sale

ONE of Cove and Kilcreggan’s largest and most historic buildings, Craigrownie Castle, is on sale with a price tag of £795,000.

Savills Glasgow are marketing the castle, which dates from 1854 and is the only castle designed by famous architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. He was 34 at the time.

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Old book helps charity

A HELENSBURGH charity shop’s funds have been boosted by more than £1,000 . . . thanks to an old book.

Caroline O’Brien, a staff member at the Cancer Research UK shop in Sinclair Street, found a rare first edition novel dating back to 1788 as she sorted through a bag of donations.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:05 )

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Lee in Glasgow concert

OPERA and concert singer Lee Bisset from Inverbeg on Loch Lomondside returned home in December to star in a Christmas Gala in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Popular TV presenter and newsreader Angela Rippon introduced the Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival, a concert of merry festive favourites and classic carols, on Tuesday December 16 — and she also played an anvil in the performance of a Leroy Anderson piece.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:05 )

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Call for MAEE memorial

THE highly secret Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment located in Helensburgh and Rhu during the Second World War played a vital role, and the lives of some of its staff were lost.

Yet it is not commemorated in the Helensburgh area. The hub of the MAEE, Rhu Hangars, still exists today as the media centre for HM Naval Base Clyde, but nowhere is any tribute paid to the organisation or its staff.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 December 2012 18:06 )

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Winter Open Meetings

comet4Open Meetings are held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on the final Wednesdays of September, October, November, January, February and March. All are 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 — To be confirmed.

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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