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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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Search for oldest TV

HELENSBURGH-born John Logie Baird changed the world by inventing the television set . . . and on October 3 2008 his grandson returned to Scotland to launch a search for Scotland's oldest working TV set.

Ian Logie Baird — son of Helensburgh Heritage Trust president Malcolm Baird — is at the forefront of the campaign to get Scotland switched over to digital television, due to take place for the majority of viewers in 2010 and 2011.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:04 )

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Nan never forgot burgh

AN old photograph of the burgh seafront which has been gifted to Helensburgh Heritage Trust was a constant reminder of home to a burgh woman who lived in Canada.

Part of a Christmas card, it was a prized possession of Agnes Jeffrey McRae Wood, known to family and friends as Nan, who was born in the burgh in 1917 and died in Ottawa in 2003.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 10:03 )

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Clyde Centre for sale

THE former Clyde Community Education Centre on East Clyde Street is to be put on the market by Argyll and Bute Council in the hope that it can be part of the regeneration of Helensburgh town centre and waterfront.

This is one of several options being considered by the council, which currently owns the listed building and which has left it to deteriorate markedly for several years.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 May 2010 14:44 )

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Artist's details sought

A PAINTING by Helensburgh artist Erskine Beveridge, entitled “After Sunset, The Gareloch”, has recently been acquired by the Anderson Trust — and provides a third interpretation of a similar subject.

Biographical details of Erskine Beveridge are scant, and the Anderson Trust would like to find out more about him.

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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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